Dunno if I’m even approaching this right, but I picked up these red checking pencils and started sketching with them. They don’t smudge like regular graphite, the leads don’t break as easily as my mechanical ones or regular drawing ones [ie prismacolor turquoise]. Yeah they do erase…somewhat…if you draw lightly enough.
And THAT is the most important thing I’ve learned from this experience….I draw and press down WAY too hard. It’s a bad habit and I really need to get out of it. This little experiment is teaching me what is the right amount of pressure to actually use when sketching and that it’s only a sketch. I don’t need the dark defined lines. THAT’S what inking is for.
so yeah….I’ll let you all be now…..but seriously, try it out i you think you’re pressing too hard with pencils. Using a harder lead pencil and damaged the paper if you still aren’t sure how hard you press down.
I’ve been using Ticonderoga Erasable Checking Pencils, serious if I can find them in my town you can find them anywhere.