Drawing Materials ListThere are many materials you may use for drawing. When doing black, white and gray scale values, it is important to remember contrast and with that, you will need materials that will go the distance. Cheap materials can work, but better quality ones are better.Drawing Materials List8 years ago in Other
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Graphite pencils come in three choices: Traditional Wood and Woodless and Mechanical. Each have inherent properties; Traditional Wood can be sharpened easily to precise points, and Woodless can have an entire long side be used to shade a large area, and Mechanical has small leads for precise detailing.
Common gradients of graphite are listed below. H stands for Hardness and B stands for Soft. The higher the number, the harder or softer the lead.
4H (very hard, light lead. Good for outlining and graphing)
2H (hard, light lead. Good for outlining and some shading)
HB (similar to a #2 pencil; halfway soft and halfway hard)
2B (soft, dark lead used for preliminary shading)
4B (fairly soft, dark lead used for secondary