As you already know im always in search in ways to improve my artwork, either by using new techniques or new tools. My mind is always working as to how i can create realism using different techniques. That is how i came up with using the needle to help in drawing hair. Before taking up the pencil medium as my tool of choice i used to paint. I enjoyed painting abstract and still life. I enjoy watching paintings from the old masters and studying their beautiful work. But once i discovered what i could do with a pencil i put away my brushes and focused on pencil.
A couple of days ago i was working on a section of a drawing where i need to add pencil that faded out lightly. In order to put pencil down smoothly on paper i have used a chamy towel which works great, but is not that good for tight corners. This towel works great for large areas. While working on that drawing i thought of using my paint brushes. I thought it was crazy but thought it might just work if i tried it. So i looked for the brushes and finally found them. I put down some pencil on a separate piece of paper to test it out. I then started brushing over it with the brush and to my amazement it blended beautifully. Just like that i had a new tool to work with. But it didn’t end there. I thought to myself that when i painted i would put the paint in the palette and would dip my brush in the color that i needed. So my crazy mind came up with the idea of rubbing my 6b progresso pencil over some sand paper to make some pencil dust. I collected this dust in a small container and whenever i needed to blend an area, i could just dip the brush over the dust. Of course you have to make sure that if you want to blend light lightly, you have to either use the brush without using too much dust or remove some of the dust by brushing on a separate piece of paper. You don’t have to use a 6b pencil, you can use whatever pencil you have or want. You can also use the pencil shavings that you get when you sharpen your pencils. Watch the video below to get an idea on how it can be used.
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