Left to right: standard wooden pencil, lead holder, mechanical pencil, and sketch stick
Here's a question for artists: when it comes to drawing, what kind of
pencil do you use? There are various types of pencils, including the ones pictured above. I've been using a
mechanical pencil a lot lately. However, I think wooden pencils feel
more natural. But, pencils without wood are probably better for the
environment. Besides wood, there's also graphite or lead types to
consider. What type(s) do you need for your drawing? There are 8B, F, H,
and so on. Each type of lead gives a different lightness or darkness to
drawings. I figure if I'm doing a basic drawing, like a cartoon drawing
then I don't necessarily need a specific type of lead. But, if I'm
doing a realistic portrait, I may want to use various types of lead. So,
those are some things to consider when you're getting ready to draw.
My sister made some decorations for my birthday using a machine that makes cutouts of silhouettes. One of the things she made was of The Punisher symbol. It already looked cool, but I photoshopped it, and I think this looks cool too. I like how the skull has a metallic look to it. My sister made the cutout of The Punisher skull with a foil-like paper, which has adhesive on the back. She put that on a black paper circle. The paper is more or less like you'd use for a scrapbook. It's one of my favorite decorations she made. Below is a picture of the decoration.
Happy Earth Day! It's great that the Earth became livable eons ago and that we came into existence on it. Different people have different ideas of how we came into existence on it, but I think the important thing is that we live on a beautiful planet that has pretty much everything a human being could want or need. Earth is awesome!