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Art Supplies: Drawing Supplies
Art Supplies: Oil Pastels

Bright, vivid colors that are greasy & thick.
Can be scraped w/ a knife or smeared w/ fingers.
Cannot be erased entirely.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Conte Crayon

Not as messy as charcoal, but not stiff like pencil.
Can be smudged with your fingers, but isn’t as fragile as charcoal.
Comes in black/white/oranges/browns.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Chalk Pastels

Powdery & dry like charcoal.
Can be layered if working light to dark.
Drawing on a neutral colored pastel paper is best.
Pastel drawings are easily damaged.
Ideally should be preserved under glass.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: oil bars

• Oil paint in a stick, but much thicker & tackier.
• When purchased, have a skin that has to be peeled off.
 Excellent for painterly effects that are not so runny.

Art Supplies: Colored Pencils

 Terrific for achieving intense details
 Colors can be layered
Does not erase.
• Layers beautifully.
• Easy to control.

Art Supplies: Pastel Pencils

 Great to use with chalk pastels to get in details.
Can be layered if working light to dark.
Drawing on a neutral colored pastel paper is best.
Pastel drawings are easily damaged.
Ideally should be preserved under glass.

Art Supplies: Caran d'Ache Neocolor I Crayons

 Not water soluble.
 Rich, vibrant colors.
Does not erase.
• Layers beautifully.
 Slightly harder than Neocolor II.

Art Supplies: Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Crayons

 Water soluble.
 Rich, vibrant colors.
Does not erase.
Can create watercolor-like effects.
• Layers beautifully.
 Softer than Neocolor II.

Art Supplies: Lithographic Rubbing Ink

• Very intense, greasy, tacky bar of ink.
Traditionally used for lithography.
Can be used for drawing.
Does not erase at all.
• Can be scraped w/ a knife or smeared w/ fingers.

Art Supplies: Lithographic Pencils

• Hardness is #1-#5
• #1 is softest, #5 is hardest
• Can be used for drawing.
• Does not erase at all.
• Great for drawing details

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Graphite Stick

• Large chunk of graphite
• Good for quickly making large areas tone.
• Comes in a range of hardnesses. B is soft, 9B is very soft.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Woodless Pencils

• Pencils that are made entirely out of graphite.
• Able to create more variety in marks.
Good for wide, varied marks
• Comes of a range of hardnesses. B is soft, 9B is very soft.

Art Supplies: Vine Charcoal

• Very easy to erase, just a quick wipe with your hand will do it!
Best used in the beginning of a drawing for sketching
• Easily damaged and therefore isn’t good long term in a drawing.
To be used with compressed charcoal, blending them works well!

Art Supplies: Compressed Charcoal

• Can be erased, but you’ll never get back to the white of the page.
• Dark, velvety rich blacks that are intense and deep.
• Use after sketching our your image with vine charcoal
Draw with the side of the compressed charcoal, the edge is generally much broader and will get you to loosen up.

Art Supplies: Charcoal Pencil

• Comes in soft, medium, hard
• Hard charcoal pencils are often times scratchy and hard to draw with.
• Terrific for getting into very detailed areas.
Experiment with varying degrees of pressure you use on the pencil.
• Sharpen with a razor blade, or an exacto knife.

Art Supplies: Permanent Fixative

• Spray over drawings in a dry media for protection
Very toxic!!! NEVER EVER spray fixative indoors, unless you have a spray booth ventilation system.
Fixative does slightly darken you drawing, not by a huge amount, but as the artist, you’ll see the difference.

Art Supplies: White Plastic Eraser
Art Supplies: Eraser Stick
Art Supplies: Kneaded Eraser
Art Supplies: Charcoal Paper
Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: newsprint

• Cheap paper, good for quick sketches.
• Non-archival, will yellow over time.
• Only good for dry drawing media.
• Thin & easily torn.

Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Untempered Masonite

• Has no oil;  tempered masonite has oil in it.
• Can be primed with gesso to be a painting surface
Can be drawn on with crayons. or painted on w/ crayons.

Art Supplies: Black Mat Board

• Excellent surface for crayon drawing.
• Stiff & durable.
• Black creates a substantial tone to build the drawing upon.

Art Supplies: Toned Pastel Paper

• Comes in several neutral colors.
• Surface has a slight tooth.
• Tooth of surface “grips” the powdery chalk pastel.
• Neutral colors makes the pastel drawing appear more susbtantial from the beginning.

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