6b and 8b pencil

Benedict Cumberbatch. Going back to the white bristol paper, just to see if I could work with it again. I can, but I don’t like it as much as I used to. *sigh*

Mats used: Staedtler Pencil 2B, 3B,  6B and 8B (wich is actually Carbon, so very dark but waxy) , Palomino Blackwing pencil and General’s Powdered Graphite on Canson Mixed Media XL White Paper, (11X14 )

Thanks for looking! 

My Art Tag

Wezzazle’s Art Supplies Giveaway!

Hello, friends! It’s giveaway time. I have too many art supplies and many people have too few, so I cut down my stash and bought a few supplements to give to a lucky stranger on the internet.

You do not have to be following me. I’m not doing this for notes or follows, just being nice.
Likes count for one entry, reblogs count for one entry each, you can reblog as many times as you want.
No giveaway blogs, please. I will check.
I will happily ship anywhere in the world.
Giveaway will end May 1st, 2016, at which point a winner will be chosen at random.

What you win:

  • Vintage-style “art supplies” box
  • Mechanical colored pencil with 6 color refills
  • Pack of 12 Faber-Castell colored pencils
  • 6 premium sketching pencils–2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, 8B, 9B
  • Assorted willow charcoal
  • 3 sticks of vine charcoal
  • Pack of 12 Prismacolor colored pencils
  • 3-pack of the tiniest paintbrushes I could find
  • 2 Micron art pens, sizes 01 and 08
  • Box of 12 watercolors in squeeze tubes
  • Drawing set containing sketchbook, 2 pencils, and pencil sharpener
  • Borden & Riley 5″ x 7″ sketchbook
  • Canson recycled 5.5″ x 8.5″ sketchbook
  • Long sketchbook with a description I can’t read
  • Pentalic sketchbook/notebook (the one photoshopped extra badly)

Good luck!

If fewer than 100 people enter the drawing (ha, pun) then the giveaway will be rescheduled for a later point in time.

anonymous asked:

Hi, Ren! I was wondering if you had any suggestions for me- I'm going to take some art classes in a month or so, and it's mainly traditional. I don't have any decent tools, and I have some spare cash. What would you recommend for good colouring/line art?

I don’t know if you have any of these brands available from where you live but when I was a student I always used Staedtler for pencils (2B, 4B, 6B, 8B), any 0.5 mechanical pencil,Colleen for colored pencils, Unipin for inking/line art, Pentel for paints and also ink. Sketch pad brands didn’t really matter to me, I just checked the gsm of the paper if it with the medium I was going to use and canvases I built from scratch because making them was cheaper than buying ready-made ones.

Yup… so I just heard He’s no more…. I just heard his one song so far. But it was really my favourite song In The End … As a tribute I did this portrait of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park … Used 6B, 8B, and 10B pencil…I figured it’s way darker than when I made Light Yagami with charcoal… Wow
Your thoughts on it plz .. #drawing #portait #chester #linkinpark #ripchester #rip #bennington #chesterbennington #faint #rip21 #crawling #music #musician #singer #intheend #band #chester_bennington #rock #numetal #چستر #راك #ريپ #متال #linkin #موزيك #park #restinpeace #21 #goodgoodbye #editor_sy

Finally finished! 2b mech pencil, 2b, 6b, 8b pencil on A3 bristol board (which I’ve been dying to try out for years). Many, many hours (at least 50, I reckon).

Ashley Johnson, voice and mocap of Ellie, one of my favourite characters ever, from the Last of Us, one of my favourite game ever.

Fun fact: one time while drawing this and drinking tea, I managed to spill a drop of tea on the page. Thankfully, it landed in the boarder, missing the drawing itself by about 1cm. Phew!


8 ½ hours it took me. I really hate the fact I haven’t touched the drawing since January. And I don’t even know why. Whatever, I made it! :) have some handsome Nate 💁🏽

Nathan Drake - Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
A3 Paper - HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B pencils
8 ½ hours - Done

I always tend to think twice before taking on a portrait that borders on being too challenging for me (e.g. it features excessive facial hair, braids, pleated shirts, denim, too many guitars, etc.) but I just couldn’t resist drawing this picture of Chris Messina, facial hair be damned.

He’s amazing. That is all.

Size: A4

Pencils: 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB

Made in October 2014.

Original photo credit: Joe Pugliese / The Hollywood Reporter

anonymous asked:

Do you have some advice on shading? I can get all kinds of shapes right, but when it comes to shading, I always mess things up :(

Hi anon! Do you mean shading with graphite pencil? Yes, I do have some tips and I’ll gladly share it with you.

Do not use the possibly cheapest pencils, because they are made of a graphite that isn’t high quality. Use artistic pencils, they can be cheap, too, like Koh-I-Noor pencils which I use. Use pencils with different softness, not only B or HB. I use H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B and 8B. Softer pencils like 6B-8B let you achieve dark tones, while F-2B more greyish tones. The H pencils give even more subtle, grey tones.

Shade with a well-sharpened pencil. its pointy lead will fill the pores of the paper well. You can shade with not sharpened pencil for example when you draw wool. I also use a not sharpened F pencil as the first layer for every graphite drawing.

Layers, that’s another important thing. Beginners tend to draw only one layer. “Something is dark? OK, I’ll use an 8B pencil”. That’s not what I do. I draw a few layers, starting with an F pencil. Then I draw a layer with a 2B pencil, then… everything depends on how dark this area should be. If kinda greyish, then I use 3B pencil. If more dark, I use 4B or 5B and then 8B if it should be really dark. The more layers, the darker the area will be. The very last layer is drawn with a well-sharpened B pencil. It helps to get shading even smoother. Generally, I draw ~5 layers.

But how to shade? Well, there are many methods, but I use two: drawing lines and circulism. I draw long lines when I execute the first layer with F pencil. For the rest, I draw small circles close to one another. Thanks to it, all pores of the paper are well covered.

Also, try to start drawing from the edges. This way, you can gradually “build” shapes, for example of the cheek.

Don’t press your pencil too much to the paper [except of drawing lines like hair, fur, eyelashes…]. Gentle shading is neat.
Don’t shade like this:

a) messy cross-hatching
b) rows that stick with edges
c) all methods at once
d) sloppy circulism
e) lines in all directions

I don’t blend shading with a blending stump or tissue. But you can! Be sure to do it gently. You can buy a kneaded eraser to pick up graphite a bit and create highlights in this way.

Hope it helps! Have a nice day and good luck with drawing!


Lana Parrilla / Regina Mills pencil sketch :)

My new work is done :) As You all know it is based on the  amazing promo pic of Lana Parrilla from the season finale. This time I decided to abandon extereme details (in contrast to my last Jen Morrison sketch) and use more thick lines to make it all a little more “blurry”. I used only very soft pencils (6B & 8B) and cosmetic wipes to make better shadows. This drawing is made in A3 format and in total it took me 6-7 hours to make.

I hope You enjoy it as much as I do :)


SO PROUD of this series of drawings that I’ve started working on recently!

I am so much in love with Mindy Kaling’s outfits on The Mindy Project, that I’ve decided to draw my favorite Mindy looks - and then splash some color on the fabulous clothes only. Okay, and her lips. :)

More to follow - I promise! 

Size: A3

Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B + watercolor paint