Many people ask me what kind of pencils I use for my drawings, and what kind of coloured pencils and paper. So I made a selection of all kind of materials which I always use and which I find the best, and I posted this on my website
Over the years I have tried a lot of different brands of drawing materials and I found out that there is quite a lot of difference. Some pencil break more easily for example, and some coloured pencil brands are just more vibrant than others.
The drawing down below is one of my first. I did this one completely with graphite pencils of the brand Steadtler.
This drawing down here, my bearded dragon drawing, I did with coloured pencils from the brand Faber Castell Polychromos. The colours are very vibrant and they are quite soft and easy to work with. The pencils are a bit thinker though than other pencil so make sure you get a special Faber Castell pencil sharpener as well. You can find this on my
And down here you see my cockatoo drawing. The cockatoo itself I did with graphite mostly, but the darkest parts and the dark background I did with charcoal pencils. Graphite pencils are great and I use them all the time, but when you make something too dark with graphite pencils it starts to shine, so for the darker parts you need charcoal pencil instead.
Have a look at theI made. It will save you a lot of time and money since I have already gone through the whole process of finding the right brand and materials.