Re: Non-smudgie pencil + pad on the go recommendations?
Regarding Sketching - I hadn't thought past the basic 101 of shape / proportions / perspective / repetition state of the learning curve. Duh, whoops. <head banger > In the Basic 101 # 3 class I got stumped on the mantle clock until I made a semblance from unused erasers. ;-) So now I'm sketching line drawings of the clock from different angles until I'm comfortable (or bored) with the stacked cubes.
I like experimenting ... and when I stumbled on the oil based Pitt posting from a Google search (Yay! something else new to try!) that sounded like a good thing for on-the-go clean drawings outdoors (or not) and sweaty hands on lunch breaks or whenever. Turns out I like the feel of the black Crayola color pencil on heavy printer paper... go figure.
Glad to know it's a good idea to try different papers and pencils - thank you for that. We had some General and Faber Castell pencils laying around, I bought some Derwent, and then Utrecht's being clearanced at 25 cents, and a few Crayola.
I will keep in mind using better paper for the iterative and finished drawings, probably while still in the Basic 101 classes. I had been saving my 11 x 14 Blick Studio and Strathmore smooth Bristol ... but maybe should start using those soon.
addendum: Ken, noticed you also do some woodcarving. I started drawing this summer because I have difficulty translating what I see to woodcarvings, especially faces. I'm kinda blocked up and not carving as much because of that. Turns out I like drawing and am heading into portraiture, this time with a pencil, not camera.
2016:Starting pencil drawing to emulate my film photography: faces of people and pets that exhibit and evoke pleasant emotion. (wow that sounds pompous.)
The devil is going to be in the details....
Last edited by GeneH2016 : 07-17-2016 at 06:53 PM.