If you were to make a simple draw and stick to it, we’d say a pencil. You can use the pencil as a tool to move and contort it’s body, but it’s soft enough to be able to keep your sketching hand in a relaxed frame of mind and not have a hard time picking up and moving things around.
The softest drawing pencil is one that is made with soft bristles that rub against your paper and are very well suited to your work with the pencil. It’s softer and feels like it’s always got a little grip on your tool.
What is the hardest drawing pencil?
The hardest pencil to pick up and use is my own hard acrylic pen that I have used most years. I tend to get impatient with it as soon as I get into sketching. It’s very hard to keep its grip when you are constantly moving around with it, so you tend to find yourself drawing really hastily and over zooming around.
Which drawing pencil should you use?
If you have ever written a short story to get your career going, you likely would have tried at some point to start writing with your own hand. Whether you wanted to write about your own life experiences or anything you’d like to learn more about, writing with your own hand is something you’d want to do at all times. If you have ever taken a basic drawing class, it’s likely you wrote and drew on one of your paper with your finger and drawing on your hand or an old pencil.
But why choose one particular pencil over another when you can make a quick trip to your writing machine? If you are working with just your hand with a pencil, but you want to add some extra flourish, you can take off the tip of your pen and use it as your ink sprues, giving you much more control over your ink flow than you would if it was your whole hand!
You could also use two different pens in one drawing which would both produce different styles. Or, you can choose to start with a single drawing pen to get started, or start with two different drawing pens as you go along. All you need for your first sketch, is to get your art in your head so that it is a complete picture in your head by the last possible step of your sketch, so that you know when to begin drawing with your first pencil in a drawing.
Are there any tips for using a pencil?
One great tool to use is the