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My boyfriends mum bought me some new charcoal pencils, but they don't smudge very well :-| Which ones do you use?
What I use for my work is a combination of both concepts. The ones I get specifically are General's (brand) peel and sketch. It's a pencil but instead of having to sharpen there's a string that runs through it that you pull a lil bit and peel away the paper, leaving the end like the charcoal stick. may be a lil funky to explain but it's worked really well for me. They aren't very expensive. I get mine at hobby lobby and for a pack of three (hard, medium, and soft) it's about $6. I like the consistency a lot too. They blend pretty well with tortillions as well as fingers. I usually stick with the medium and soft. The hard I'll keep for detailed work that I need a more concentrated color in a thinner area without a lot of fall-out.
Just realized this got wordy. Whoops! Hope I helped a little bit.
I use the orange ones....."General's".
Here is a Wild Turkey pic I call "Hammertime!" which I finished this weekend, using the "General's" charcoal pencils, hope you like it.
Hey Flintlock! It's nice to know there are other artists out there who use the more inexpensive supplies too. Hoped I wasn't the only one! I figure whatever works great for you.
Great to see new work from you!
Thanks midwestgirl89! Now, it is time to find a horse to draw....
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