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I've decided to send out RANDOM Drawing tips. :D:D
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(7/4/10) TODAY'S TIP:
I hope you get the meaning by how I word this, but I always remind myself to get TONE BEFORE DETAILS!! In other words, BEFORE I work on all the details of a certain part of the face, I make SURE I FIRST get the tonal value correct BEFORE I draw in the little details. Other wise, I end up smearing them if I have to keep blending that area darker and darker, and having to draw them all over again. Does that make sense? HA! :D:D:D

TODAY'S TIP 2/1/10:
Instead of tossing out your DARKER pencils (B, 2B, etc) WHEN they get too small, I save them for doing JUST the black and darkest areas of a drawing, when all you are doing is just filling in dark areas. While they may be too small to have that familiar feel in your hand, I hold them sideways for dark areas anyway, so it works nice and lets me get the most mileage out of my pencil money! :D
Manson 2 - Mr Contrast by Rick-Kills-Pencils
  • Listening to: Andrew Belle
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beckysthintowin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Here are three more drawing tips: trace trace trace
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you implying that I'm tracing something??!!!?
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Cripe, how much freakin money do you spend on pencils?!! :rofl:

Seriously, with your skills, you must be a millionaire! (or will be oneday ) :)
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's harder than you think to earn a living by drawing. You cannot make $$ by profiting on the "likeness of a celebrity" without their permission, so you can't sell prints. Maybe something will drop in my lap one day? :D
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vin-o Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
yeah man i always thought that it would be easier to get the tone down first then get all detailed, which i thought of doing from learning from my mistakes. but that is a big part of fine art that most people don't get.
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup! haha
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Palmer0047 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes... i normally through those stumpy pencils away! Great tip dude i will try that out next time.
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Could you do a series of scan in from the stages of your drawings with comments about how you are working on a piece. I want to learn tonal pencils but am unsure about how to get the soft smooth blend effect. Maybe just on blending or how to get that soft transition look in your drawings. If you have time that is. :please:
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Rick-Kills-Pencils Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wrote a TIP GUIDE HERE: [link]
Also, check in my TUTORIALS folder in my gallery. Hope that helps?
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy crap that is awesome! thank you for all that! I should have known you would have something like this up. I will not question that again! LOL!:community:
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