While a pencils are still king in drawing I have a bad habit of deviating from it and goes to mechanical pencil once I was done from my old drawing class from years ago. I think I don’t like about pencils is sharpening them and leaves shaving behind. And the most proper way to sharpen a pencil is by hand, exposing a large lead with a blade (box cutter) and use sandpaper to make a sharp point.
Then I came across lead and lead holders which I have been using the past couple of years. I pull out the clip on then and marked one of the blue lead holders to know what which grade it is. I use HB 2H and B leads when drawing. Can’t really say more from this other than it uses a different sharpener to create two different points, one is a sharp one for drawing and one blunt point I can use for shading.
For corrections I got two erasers. For heavy clean up I got an old rubber erasers and for light erasure and less messy I got a kneaded eraser.
Now these guys I want to get back into once I am done with the current online drawing lessons, charcoal pencils. This made me tolerate my annoyance with lead pencils as charcoal are so soft that a plane pencil sharpener is suffice/ Charcoal pencils for details while charcoal stick to get them spread out. Then use paper stomp to blend and scatter.
Paper, well I don’t use any special in particular at the moment just a couple of Hilroy Sketch Pro paper that’s easily available on supermarkets. I tend to thorn them off from its binding, if I am not on my desk I tend to tape them on wood panels or large clipboards.
So here’s what I use for drawing.