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Materials for Graphite

Materials for Graphite

Materials for Graphite


1) Pencil or Woodless Graphite Pencil (Grade: HB or B)
PREFERRED BRANDS:
  • General's
  • OR ®Koh-I-Noor

2) For Sharpening
EITHER:
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • OR Razor Blade
  • OR Sandpaper (fine grit) 
  • OR Sanding Block

3) For Erasing
BOTH:
  • Kneaded Eraser (Any Brand)
  • AND Gum Eraser
PREFERRED BRANDS:
  • Tuff Stuff Eraser ® Paper Mate
  • OR Tombow Mono Zero (Round or rectangular)
  • OR SEED SLENDY+

4) For Blending
EITHER:
  • Chamois (soft pliable leather)
  • OR Tortillon (Any Brand)
  • OR Cotton Cloth or Rag

5) Surfaces for Drawing (Sketchbook or Paper)
RECOMMENDED SIZE:
  • At Least 9"x12”
  • OR Larger if You Prefer
PREFERRED SKETCHBOOK BRANDS:
  • Aquabee Super Deluxe
  • OR any Strathmore (labeled ‘Mixed Media,’ 'Watercolor,’ or ‘Visual Journal’)

6) Other Useful Studio Equipment for Best Practices (Desired but not required)
  • Tabletop or Floor Easel
  • Drawing Board
  • Artist Tape or Bulldog Clips (For Securing paper to board)
  • Paper Towels (for clean up)