Tools of the Trade

This course gives a full overview of the tools we will be working with and where to find them for you to use in your own work. Never again will you be confused by what the difference is between a 4B and 6H pencil!
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Understanding the Traditional Tools being used

These lessons will cover the materials and tools used throughout this course ad give an in-depth look at how and when to use them. We are covering only a fraction of traditional tools and mediums out there, so keep that in mind. I will cover Traditional Pencils, Mechanical Pencils, Sketchbooks, and Erasers. Never again will you be confused as to what the difference between a 4B and 6H pencil is. There is also a look at the difference between graphite and charcoal and what the benefits and flaws to each are. I will also include links to the tools you see as some of them you may only be able to find online:

  1. .2mm Mechanical Pencils - These are the thinnest size pencils meant for precision rather than shading - TokyoPenShop.com
  2. Mono Erasers - These are precision erasers that can either be a circle or rectangle shape on the tip - Tombow.com
  3. Elite Charcoal Pencil - This pencil is DARK and is great for creating close to black results when used - Amazon.com

Now you may find yourself leaning towards a different medium all together, such as pens or paints. There is no right or wrong tool to choose, it all comes down to personal preference. These overviews are a closer look at the tools I have found that fit my needs and I'm telling you now, it comes down to a lot of experimenting with trial and error!