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My drawing hobby continues 🙂 I’m finding it very relaxing to wind up a work day with a short tutorial by Paul Priestly, but I was getting a little frustrated because my drawings really lacked the look I was trying to achieve.

As I wrote last month, I’m no expert and don’t plan to be. But the lessons on shadows and shading just weren’t working with my regular pencil. Finally I took the plunge and got a very cute pencil set. I love how it rolls into a tiny carry pack. I also invested in graphite sticks. Those still baffle me a bit. I’m not sure which one to use when, but I’m muddling through.

So far I’m pleased with the results. Here are some of my drawings with a basic pencil (left) compared to proper pencils (right):

Drawings with plan pencil and with numbered art pencils.

I think the pencils add a bit of dimension. My favorite work so far is an image I created last night using graphite for the first time:

This is what my set looks like unfurled:

Pencil kit and graphite I use.

It’s all well and good, but you know what my absolute favorite part of the kit is? …

The Eraser!!!

A soft eraser that I use a lot.

I use it quite a lot. Haha.

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