EDIT :: Changed the layout a bit to make it look more pleasant to the eye
A guide to the art materials that I use for drawing miniatures.
My 0.3mm mechanical pencil looks like a Sonic Screwdriver!
Including a preview to my newest project ;D Firstly: I got into Doctor Who just recently. Just finished watching season 4. And may I say I love this TV show to bits!
Secondly: Guys, I'm sorry I'm not around much lately. I'm not doing well, but I try to keep as active as possible @ deviantART... (:
Hope you are well. Cheers. Miss you
In short: 1. drawing board I bought this board when I wasn't sure I needed it, but boy am I glad I got it after all. It has a flat and smooth surface, which makes drawing on any type of paper super comfortable. It's from the brand Faber Castell, in case you're interested.
2. 0.5mm mechanical pencils From up to down: 3B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 4H. B means it got a soft (dark) lead, while H is hard (light). Before I got my 0.3mm mechanical pencils, I used these to draw details. Now I merely use them for shading and basic layers!
3. tissue Used for shading, albeit teeny tiny spots since tissues are commonly used for shading large areas rather than small areas.
4. cotton pad Also useful for shading. Doesn't leave ugly marks behind but only usable for mid-large areas.
5. Q-tip Useful for shading small areas.
6. tortillion Useful for REALLY small areas (and yet still too big for blending most of the facial features).
7. needle The needle is being used for adding white highlights by dipping its tip into the liquid of the gel pen. That way I can make the smallest possible highlights which aren't achievable with erasers.
8. mirror ...and my hand! I use a mirror to check my drawings for proportional mistakes. If you don't know what I mean, try checking your own drawings with a mirror. ;D
9. magnifying glass A.k.a. Adam, the magnifying glass. The day I bought this useful tool to magnify the details of my drawings, I met a sweet salesguy who looked JUST like Adam Lambert.
10. frame To measure the size for my drawing area. I bought a small square frame which I want to use for this particular project. As you can see, I will make a total of 9 little drawings for this project!
11. drawing paper Extra smooth drawing paper which is actually printing paper that is usually being used at the office. I got a whole pack of 400 pages for €3. Aside from the Hahnemühle sketchbook paper that I normally use, this type of paper is my favourite to use!
12. ruler To measure the little frames for my drawings.
13. pencil eraser/brush An eraser in the shape of a pencil/brush that I use to get rid of unwanted outlines. The brush can be used to wipe away erased parts.
14. gel pen To be used with the needle, to create teeny tiny wibbly wobbly highlights!
15. 0.25mm fineliner Once the drawings are finished, I use a fineliner to trace the mini frames.
16. kneaded eraser Useful for any kind of erasing. I prefer to use a kneaded eraser to create highlights and to smoothen skintones.
17. blue + red pencils Not 2 regular supplies for drawing miniatures, but I do need them for this particular project. You'll see once the drawing is done!
18. regular eraser To erase... regular stuff. One swing with this eraser and my entire miniature portrait is gone. *lol* Need to be CAREFUL.
19. small brush So since when does drawing require painting too? Never! Brushes are excellent tooks for blending as well. The softer the graphite (= B pencils) the easier it will be to blend. I like to use these for blending backgrounds and skintones.
20. small sharp brush Same as #19, the small brush. Except this one can blend even smaller parts!
21. 0.3mm HB mechanical pencil For adding teeny tiny dark details.
22. 0.3mm H mechanical pencil For adding teeny tiny mid-dark details and shading.
23. 0.3mm 2H mechanical pencil For shading... teeny tiny parts.
i also didnt find any 0.35 pencils in my dumb town, so i just googled them up and ordered one along with the white gel penµn fineliner that she also has xd i bought a rotring pencil that cost me 3-4$ so they're rather cheap. i'm pretty sure at least one online magazine from your country will have them, so good luck
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