I'm feelin' pretty damn manly once again. I had been thinking about drawing Rarity next.. Well this fifth episode came just in time. [link] pretty much sums up my reaction. So here you go, wet haired Raritehhh.
No, it's just gradual normal shading with a 2H wooden pencil and a mechanical HB pencil. For both pencils I keep the lead in a wedge shape so it has a large flat area for shading, you hold the pencil lightly in a very low angle so you have as much lead touching the paper as possible. Result is a nice solid and crispy shading with no visible pencil marks as long as you don't press too much or tilt the pencil in a way that sharper areas of the lead touch the paper. Don't go for the final shadow depth rightaway, but progress in light layers to make it smooth.
Go outside, sit on the grass. Place your pencil in front of you and meditate. Empty your mind and become one with the pencil, breath slowly and communicate with it, tame it, befriend with it. Eventually you and your pencil have a lifetime lasting bond, never to be broken. You mind becomes your pencil, your pencil becomes your mind. By moving the pencil with your hand, your hand is moved by your pencil. Your work is the fruit of the harmony.
But one day, you get a GODDAMN SQUEEZING GRIP OF THAT BASTARD PENCIL, DEVOUR ITS SOUL AND ENSLAVE IT TO ETERNALLY CREATE DRAWINGS FOR YOU
Kyllä, tuo on varsin yleistä kokemattomilla kynillä. Sinu täytyy vain opettaa se paskantamaan ainoastaan kouluvihkoihin, asiapapereille ja sen semmosille, kuten kissakin opetetaan jöräyttämään lattian sijasta laatikkoonsa.
Oh, they do. Mech pencils have especially tasty souls. But on a more serious note, I do use mech pen 70% of the time while drawing. 0.7mm is incredibly handy when you have a slice of sand paper to sculp the lead with