ArtRage 5 Product PageArtRage Lite Product PageArtRage for iOS Product PageArtRage for Android Product PageArtRage  Android Oil Painter Free Product PageArtRage  Free Demos Page

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: I'm taking the plunge

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    864

    I'm taking the plunge

    I've finally decided to learn good old fashioned pencil sketching. I bought some pencils on ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/121153372177...84.m1497.l2649
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-6-Sketch...item1e71e8424a
    They're not name brands but I figure they should be good enough to start out with then I can get better ones. I'm looking forward to getting them.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    161
    Hey, that's great! Of course a good old number 2 pencil will do you just fine but having a pencil set does leave you room for experimentation. If you do not mind, you might want to check out the drawing & sketching forum at Wetcanvas.com--you can get a lot of help and advice there and its free.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    864
    I'll try that, thanks. I know, everybody says all one needs is a #2, but this is kind of a present to me after spending a week in a hospital with pneumonia. Plus I just wanted to try them all, thats why I got a cheap set.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

  4. #4
    I have a set of Faber-Castells for grey tones and use a combination of Prisma and Crayola for colored pencils. Prisma are rich colors, Crayola gives me grit, which is sometimes good for textures. Maybe it's just the kid in me, but I have always had a set of Crayola pencils and crayons around me...and FLAT refuse to allow any other type of crayons for my nieces to use. My family knows I'll come throw all the crappy crayons away.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    864
    That's funny, but I can relate, I've always been that way about sharpies.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

  6. #6
    OMG I love sharpies. I have a whole set of Prismas, but I use my sharpies for specific things.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    864
    I tend to grab every one I see, I've been declared a sharplifter by my wife.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    719
    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    I've finally decided to learn good old fashioned pencil sketching ...
    Great! And that's right where I am too ... back with pencil and paper. It's wonderful :-)

    Brett
    Visit my gallery here.

    =========

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    864
    I haven't tried it yet other than doodling and architectural drawing freehand. I never knew my dad because he got killed when I was a year old but my aunt, who is an official artist said he was really good at drawing so maybe I inherited some of his ability. I'm looking forward to it. A tut on youtube about sketching, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftIz7eicNUM said it's necessary to take your pad wherever you go and draw everything all the time. I plan to do that as much as possible then buy some good pencils.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    4,464
    Looking forward to some of your sketches... Will they be scanned and touched up in ArtRage?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •