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Pencils Guide by millibayley Pencils Guide by millibayley
A pencil/pen/charcoal guide I whipped up. A quick refer-to guide for all your pencil/pen/charcoal needs!

NOTE: Gel pens are best used as 'spotting' and for effects as getting them to streak on straight-up pencil is quite difficult. I suggest using an opaque Galaxy White marker instead as it produces the same results, but is much easier to use.

The whites have borders around them since they were washed out in the scanning process. Done in a moleskine, but these pencil effects can apply basically anywhere.

If you have questions, feel free to ask. I hope it helps!
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Suzie4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello :)

Your work has been FEATURED in an article Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite & Charcoal. Thank you for sharing it with all of us :heart:

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millibayley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Cool, thanks! :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here
Consider giving the article a :+fav: :heart:
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millibayley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Hey thanks!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
:heart: My pleasure!
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Ravensilver Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
That is a great guide! Thanks for putting it up. I'm definitely going to safe that one, because I keep having problems remembering which pencil is good for what...
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millibayley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Ah! Hello! Sorry for not responding; I didn't see your comment! Thanks very much c:
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Ravensilver Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
^___^

Don't worry about it. I know how busy life can get! :hug: :heart:

My pleasure. It's really a great guide!
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bridgettejustbecause Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This has confirmed suspicions that I've had for years-- white colored pencils are almost entirely useless.
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Hahaha~ Actually, white coloured pencils are what I use much of the time~ They're excellent for blending and for giving a 'smeared' and 'oily' look to certain things. It's just how you utilise them methinks 8D
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bridgettejustbecause Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Well I guess it's just me, then. XD
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ravewithmuffins Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This is very helpful, thank you!!! >3<
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I'm glad it could help!
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WhoAteTheWaffles Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
:iconrlytearplz: So beautiful!
Thank you so much!
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
You're more than welcome c:
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AeryonSun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is fantastic!
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I'm glad it helps!
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Yumek0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's a link to Z if you want to check it out ^^ [link]
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
How lovely c:
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Yumek0 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^_^
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Yumek0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for most of my line art I use a regular #2 pencil and then use the sakura brand felt tip pens .005 and a size or 2 up from that for inking. Then I erase the pencil, reink, color with neopiko markers, and then ink again. I also use gel pens for final step detail work like I'll use white for highlights on skin perhaps, or silver or gold for stuff like eyelets or laces. Sometimes I'll mix several mediums such as one character sheet for my OC, Z. He was drawn with a #2 pencil, shaded with a 2B and I used a rubber eraser and paper pencil blender. Then I inked over it, did NOT erase the pencil, and use white and black gel pens for other effects. Plus I used some color pencil. That was probably one of my best drawings still.
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I just use a mechanical pencil along with the charcoals. I don't even use the other B wood pencils hahaha~ Charcoal produces the blacks I want and mechanical pencils create the lights I want 8D That's pretty neat, though!
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Yumek0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4B pencil actually.
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MangaMel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's spotting? :confused: Im so far inking my pencil linearts straight with an inking pen with the hard tip...We have a brand called Stabillo here that sells that kind of pen...I'm using a Faber-Castell inking pen now and I have another new pen I haven't try out yet. (found a 0.1! Hallelujah!) But so far I'm using mechanical pencil 0.5 and I only ink small figurine sketches so that I can edit and color them easily in Photoshop...Maybe I should try inking my next big scale lineart... ,_,a
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millibayley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Spotting is where you drop the pen from above the paper so it creates little dots. I don't actually ink anything, tbh. I only put the pens up there to give examples hehee~
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MangaMel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah~ ok ok. :3
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