Hey guys and gals,
I thought it would be a good idea for us to exchange thoughts, ideas and processes of pencil rendering.
I feel that "what pencil do you use?" is a pretty common question around these boards and I myself have asked this question quite frequently.
I dont have much knowledge in terms of pencil termanology and even surface material to use so what makes a pencil hard or soft and what pencil goes best with what paper?
I feel that the actual technique of how to render hasnt really been touched upon much, Its all very well understanding the placement of light but you also need to understand the process of applying these forms, directional shading, crosshatching, etc, Where on a surface would you apply cross hatching do need to apply cross hatching all the time, what order is the placement of light etc etc
I think that these questions are abit up in the air really. I understand that alot of learning is through experimentation but I feel that it helps to have a basic understanding of such elements. So I would very much appreciate your help guys and gals, to help make this an educational thread for new and old.
To start off I might as well tell you what im currently using at the moment. Right now Ive been testing out bristol board, Its a really smooth white paper and really nice to work on as its nice and fluid. I use a 0.5 2B mechanical pencil, though Im struggling to get many dark values with this pencil so I need to adjust, Not sure what to at the moment.
And sorry if theres any rubbish gramma in there