Friday, July 28, 2017

Drawing supplies - graphite

Notice: I made a small update on this info july 29.

I wanted to show my favorite supplies for graphite drawings.

I use 3 kind of graphite pencils - from left: Derwent Graphic, Staedtler Mars Lumographic and FaberCastell 9000. I use them all mixed together, but they are different. I mostly use grade 4B-2B-HB-2H.

  • Derwent being the more soft and dark pencil, point gets dull a bit faster. 
  • Staedtler goes down silky smoothly and I would place it between the other 2 brands in value using same grade, sharpens to a hard point. 
  • FaberCastell has the most hard point, but also smoothly application. The lightest value per grade.

Notice it is important that these pencils are the type mentioned, it is not any kind of Derwent, Staedtler, FCastell pencil. These are fine-art material.

Next I use mechanical pencils (5 shown here). I don't have a preferred brand, I use cheap as more expensives one. I use leads 0,3 to 0.7 mm and from 4H to 6B. I also use clutch pencils (not shown here) with 2 mm leads. While the mechanical pencils are always pointy the clutch pencils can be shaped to a flat end - and this will give you both sharp and a flat point :)

Erasers shown: 2 in a pen - Mono zero from Tombow and Tipp-ex.

  • Mono is the smallest and a wonderful eraser for very small areas. 
  • I sharpen the Tipp-ex to have a narrow ridge. Its a bit harder than the Mono.
  • I use Blu-tac (the blue ball in pic) to lightly dap graphite from a drawing, making things lighter or to remove any mess of graphite on the paper.
  • I then use a Staedtler white eraser for larger areas.
  • The FaberCastell white eraser has an edge - great for erasing in a slim line.

The stump and rubber-brush is for blending. Not in picture, but I sometimes use tissue.

The large brush on right hand is indispensable for removing small loose graphite parts on the paper.

At the bottom also an indispensable thing - my eletric sharpener. Its old and its a workhorse. It will sharpen graphite and colored pencils.

I also use a support to avoid my hands having contact with the paper. I use either a hard plasticplate where I put small felt-pads in each corner or I use a transparent paper.

My drawingpaper is placed on a masionite board thats placed on my drawingtable. The board is not soft, but still it is not as hard as the tabletop. It makes a difference. I work mostly with my table flat, but I can work at an angle too.

I am planning to write a review of the drawing papers I know of - but it might take some time to get it finished.

If you want to see my graphite drawings, they are in my galleries- sorted out in subject-groups Dogs-Cats-Wildlife etc.:

European dog serie

I don't think I posted this image of the European dogs serie before ?  When I am going back to drawing dogs, I thought of expanding that serie. Which do you like best: a full background or the white background?

Jeg har vist ikke postet dette foto af serien Europæiske hunde før? Når jeg kommer tilbage til at tegne flere hunde, tænker jeg på at udvide denne serie. Hvad synes du bedst om, en fuld baggrund eller hvid baggrund ?
 #hundetegning #hunderacer #hundeportræt #hundevenner

Friday, July 21, 2017

My doggyshop: Pynt med labels

My doggyshop: Pynt med labels: Klistermærke, sticker, label, mærkat - kært barn har mange navne. Sæt din yndlingshund på notesbøger, mapper, brevpapir, kuverter, skabe, ...

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Love cats ?

... you will love to hear, that my Fun Cat series are back in store. Take a peep and choose your kittiens ;) Do you prefer Funky cat, Shopper cat, Princess cat or maybe Diamond cat ? Excellent for childrens room decoration, covers, and more <3 p="">

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

West highland white terrier

Så blev l westien færdig. Rigtigt sødt fjæs:)

Hvis du kan lide den lille west highland white terrier, så kan du købe produkter med tegningen her, se i mine shops: Doggyshop Society 6 og Doggyshop redbubble