posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 01:10 PM
Yep, and rarely does something store-bought bring tears...
If you're looking to stab at pencil again though, just go to a local craft store (or if you're lucky enough to have them, local art supply stores),
and get a starter set of different grade pencils, and get a couple of EBONY pencils, along with a Kneaded Rubber Eraser (takes up the lead, not the
paper)... some starter kits may even include an EBONY pencil... That's what you use to get the really dark darks... An HB is really light, and works
great for first sketching out the references, and I use a 2B, 4B, and 6B for most shading. (lightest to darkest)
[edit on 18-3-2008 by Gazrok]