This has probably been asked before but what median do you use? And could you possibly put out a tutorial on how to properly use it?
Thanks for asking! You’re the first, actually!
I mainly use a Zebra M-301 Steel Mechanical Pencil with Pentel 0.5mm blue lead in it. It’s not super fancy, but I like it for a few reasons:
- Zebra products have a nice weight to that feels good in your hand. They are also very durable
- blue lead erases, but not completely. This helps me to go with my gut when drawing and keeps me from noodling forever, but it also doesn’t lock me in as fast as ink, so I feel the freedom to explore.
- blue lead doesn’t smudge (which is good, since I abuse my sketchbook)
- blue lead is blue! I love the color blue. <3
- I like the clean, crisp line that mechanical pencils make (to the chagrin of many of my art teachers growing up)
I’m not sure that there’s a “correct” way to use it… I would recommend starting a drawing light and loose then getting darker as you lock in the lines you want.
All that aside, the important thing about medium is that it doesn’t make the art, you do. A good artist can make a good drawing with the burnt end of a stick, what matters is that the medium you are using works for you! I’d recommend experimenting with new mediums; it will help you find what you like, plus it’s tons of fun!! Well, that’s my two cents on the subject. Sorry it’s a lot of words and no picture, I know us artists aren’t big fans of that. I hope this was at least a little helpful!