Capturing the beauty of Nebraska's Wildlife as seen through my eyes.

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Graphite & Charcoal

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Pencils

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Papers/Surfaces

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Erasers

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Finding a good eraser can be key to getting your drawings the way you want them.  Play around with various erasers and get a feel for what you like.

Sirius Black

Using Erasers

Whether working on portraits, landscapes or wildlife, erasers are your friend.  Erasers can be used for “negative” drawing, adding highlights and softening edges.

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Blending Tools

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  • Cotton Balls and Cotton Swabs (Q-tips) – Also good for blending and inexpensive.
  • Natural Chamois – Something new for blending I was given by a friend to try out.
  • Paint Brushes – Various sizes allow me to blend graphite without damaging the “tooth” of the paper.
  • Tortillons / Paper blending stumps – For blending.

Blending Tools

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Sharpeners

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Helix A5 - My Favorite

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Other / Misc.

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Johnny & June

Contrast is Key in Graphite

No matter what you are drawing you need to have contrast to make your images pop.  Don’t be afraid to go dark, and reserve the white of the paper only for your brightest highlights.

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