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kingofelmonte

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Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:58 pm

Hey guys!

Hey guys, my name is Darren and i live in El Monte, California. I'm a senior in high school now and taking a summer school art course for credits. I really enjoy drawing especially when I'm listening to music. I want to become advanced and even develop my own style and skills. For now I want to start with graphite portraits. I'll be looking at Duey's tips and tutorials from other sites to develop my skills. I just went to Michael's the other day and bought a Derwent graphite set. I also bought a kneaded eraser. So is there anything else I would need or any tips you guys would like to give me? :D
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:24 pm

Re: Hey guys!

I'm relatively new to drawing myself but (to paraphrase Bazz Lurman), if I could give you only one piece of advice for the future, blending stumps it it. Blending stumps (or the french Tortillon) are awesome for blending graphite. There might be one or more in your set but if not then get a pack with a small, medium and large. They're a must for good circulism which gives a nice realistic even skin tone.
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:31 pm

Re: Hey guys!

Hello Darren,Mechanical pencils are a must have item,dry cotton make-up wipes,ellipse sets,decent ruler,cotton buds (q-tips) and plenty of patience..oh,and a decent rubber eraser :D
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:55 pm

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Paper...acid free, thick paper, or Bristol board.

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Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:21 am

Re: Hey guys!

thanks, ill be sure to get them too. im currently woring a my jason mraz portrait :D im gonna upload it here when im done

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