View Full Version : What Do You Draw With?

August 27th, 2014, 01:24 AM
I usually draw with pencil only, the hardness varying from 6H to 6B. Occasionally I will use soft, medium, or hard charcoal pencils. What do you guys use? Here's a picture I drew recently with pencil

August 27th, 2014, 02:34 AM
I have a drawing pad that i hardly use, but otherwise i simply use pencils as hard as possible.

August 27th, 2014, 02:43 AM
I use normal pencils...

But WOW! What a nice drawing Cisel. I like it.

Plane And Simple
August 27th, 2014, 03:42 AM
I don't draw much, but when I do I use from 2H to 4B pencils.

August 27th, 2014, 02:54 PM
But WOW! What a nice drawing Cisel. I like it.

Thank you :3 it takes me forever to do stuff like that

August 27th, 2014, 04:07 PM
I usually use a normal pencil
And....that drawing ,is too nice

August 27th, 2014, 05:13 PM

Abyssal Echo
August 27th, 2014, 10:47 PM

August 27th, 2014, 11:02 PM
Drawing pad (white sketch paper) and a normal pencil

August 27th, 2014, 11:05 PM
No. 2 pencils :)

I've always wanted to use charcoal!!

August 27th, 2014, 11:47 PM
I use Paint Tool SAI.
If I ever draw traditionally, I use whatever I can find, usually a mechanical pencil.

August 28th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Either a mechanical pencil (.5), AutoCAD or Inkscape.

August 30th, 2014, 04:52 PM
I use mechanical pencils

August 30th, 2014, 06:50 PM
Nice pic ^^

You said it takes you ages, pencil usually does.
My art teacher talks of "freeing up your arm". Something like charcoal sticks, or ink n brush is nice for that. Cause you cant spend ages in one area, you gotta make decisions n works fast.

Hope this helps some!

September 8th, 2014, 08:13 AM
i tend to draw with pencil too. to me its gets the defining best and seems more crisp in form

September 8th, 2014, 11:03 PM
I really like to draw with pens, colored pencils, markers, all kinds of things.

September 24th, 2014, 09:56 PM
I draw using mechanical pencils and colored pencils. I have this sketch book full of Pokemon drawings. :)

September 24th, 2014, 10:04 PM
i draw with Gimp ;)

Mob Boss
September 25th, 2014, 01:41 AM
2b-4b are my starter pencils always. They are just dark enough but not excessively so. Shading I use a kneading eraser to pull out and 5b or 6 to put in, typically. Use charcoals occasionally but don't like the mess they make. No matter how careful, I smudge places and it's really hard to pull out charcoal.

Deleted User
September 25th, 2014, 06:02 PM
Photoshop and a tablet.

October 17th, 2014, 01:04 AM
I use a pencil ...

October 18th, 2014, 04:32 AM

October 18th, 2014, 11:46 AM
i usually just use pencils since most of the things i draw are sketches. I'll ink things occasionally and use watercolours to colour them in.

October 19th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Spray paint

October 20th, 2014, 04:25 AM
Pretty much anything that's around, honestly. I'm not super picky.

October 27th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Pencils main ally

October 27th, 2014, 08:08 PM
I got a big assorted pencil set from prismacolor....I love it!!

October 29th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Pens, Pencil, and occasionally a Wacom Tablet.

October 29th, 2014, 08:12 PM
With charcol, pencils, and paint

November 3rd, 2014, 09:10 PM
I usually draw on the computer. The program I use is GIMP.

November 6th, 2014, 08:51 PM
For traditional art, I use 4B pencils, black pen (for tracing), and faber castel colour pencils.
For digital, I use Paint tool SAI or photoshop, and a tablet ^u^

Captain Canada
November 6th, 2014, 10:59 PM
Whatever is in my hand that I write with: Pencils, pens, highlighter, etc.

November 7th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Drawing? Pencils HB to 8B usually, this is mostly 2B and 4B

I occasionally draw in biro or fineliner but I like to have the ability to rub out mistakes. I've used charcoals a couple times but only on a large scale because otherwise it looks awful if it smudges.

November 11th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Pencil, charcoal but mostly a pen

November 11th, 2014, 11:58 AM
i just usually use pencils. really idk what type i use or whatever

November 26th, 2014, 02:37 AM
I use a bunch of pencils ranging from B to Ebony. I can't live without my electric eraser, best thing to use when putting highlights in hair. Blending stumps and kneaded erasers are a must as well

November 26th, 2014, 03:52 AM
I almost always draw with pencil, colored or normal ones. But I'd really want to try drawing with china ink. Idk it just intrigues me in some way.

November 26th, 2014, 03:57 PM
I usually draw with a stander mechanical pencil. Then I over trace with a normal ballpoint black ink pen.

I do digital art as well, and I have a Intuos 5 (small) graphics tablet. I'm not too great yet, but it beats using a mouse.

December 6th, 2014, 05:07 AM
Im trying to learn how to draw with tablet now, it's harder than I thought :(

December 8th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Painttool SAI and my trust slimline tablet !


Silicate Wielder
December 28th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Does Inkscape count?

If i'm not drawing on my computer I typically use a standard Mechanical Pencil with HB2 lead. :P

January 3rd, 2015, 12:51 PM
Manga Studio Debut 4 :P

April 9th, 2015, 04:31 PM
Graphite Pencils, Charcoal Pencils, Soft Pastels, Colored Pencils, Pen and Ink, and Brush Markers

Horatio Nelson
April 9th, 2015, 05:09 PM
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