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Tutorial: Drawing Materials by Cataclysm-X Tutorial: Drawing Materials by Cataclysm-X

I've said this a few times before but... this is my last tutorial. For now :lol:
I need to save these babies for my artbook... Yes, I'm working on one!

And just for =SheldonSands Roy 5th made an appearance in this tutorial LOL.
(Roy is the name of my cactus)


Don't ask x)

This tutorial explains what kind of stuff you can use for a professional looking drawing yay. :) Hope it will be useful for ya!


Watch my other tutorials here!
Eye tutorial
Nose tutorial
Hair tutorial
Shading & Blending tutorial
Drawing Progress tutorial
Detailed Hair part 1
Detailed Hair part 2
Editing Drawings <-- got a Daily Deviation!


P.S.: Tomorrow or the day after I'll post a new drawing which I think looks great so far! Ooh, exciting! :excited:
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R-redbob Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
The types of papers are different each other ?
plooshkin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this. I'm starting to learn how to draw (beyond my basic doodles) and this list of items will come in handy.
I'll just run along and look at your other tutorials now :)
ItsCloctorArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have a question, is it because I have the wrong kneaded eraser or because I'm using it wrong that it doesn't rub out right? Maybe I've let it get too dirty, how often would I need to change them or is there some way of cleaning them? Because I cannot create highlights in the hair with them at all, they smudge the pencil instead of rub out.... xD Thanks :hug:
VictoriaTuzinkiewicz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Photographer
out of curiosity... Is there any way you could make a tutorial to help out with using different pencil grades or just give some tips? Or is it more of a trial and error sort of thing?
ratkisser Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Great tutorial!
Its very helpful, thanks for making it!

P.S. Who is that on the second of your fravourite arts?
IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Some great ideas-thanks!
honeycat007 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
where can I buy the sketchbooks?
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
any art supply store, really :) there are so many great brands out there!
honeycat007 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
okay, thanks!
macriz05 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
aww... I use my fingers in blending...
it's just now that I realize it's shameful hahaha
well this whole tutorials are awesome
now I know the do's and don't
Thanks for posting this tutorials
it's very helpful for newbies like me
Tyappert Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome. I finally have a clue as to how to start upping my game. Cheers!
Dreamz4life Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Waar koop je die gum pen.. ding?
MonkeyPictures Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks for the advice......Great Help.
pollo5101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i use fingers to blend areas...not anymore! xd
ScarletSpiders47 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... I Like it! it's Kinda Difficult To Make Realistic Hair. It make me Spend a lot of Time.
Theres-is Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I love your art supplies as much as
I love my own!
Scratcherpen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know. Its very difficult to find cartridges for mechanical pencil other than HB in my area. Kooh- i- Noor pencils really does help.
Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a very helpful Tutorial for me. Would it be okay for if I download it to print it. I just want to use for my private use to have it at hand when I draw. Just tell me if it's okay. ;)
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanl you so much!!~ Btw i love your cactus>W<
Nero749 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   General Artist
Excellent! Always great to get more info on this!
zebrrra Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
i really like your way of explaining. is this book you talk about already available? and if yes in wich language?
ChocCold Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Loved your explanations about each thing you use :D I'll be sure to get more items to make my drawing better!
Swings3tTRag3dy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very useful can't wait to reach that skill level!!!!
hebert300 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
It's very cool! Thank you!!
MikolasShadows Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome the basics just what i need. ^^
UsayFudo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Very helpful :D
WordHunt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really appreciate all the tutorials! THanks Alot :D
kayleero Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, cool! Where do you get different harnesses of mechanical pencil leads?
pirateblood7-maka Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Great Tutorial :D Very informative :)
BlueRoseTigress12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Thanks! :)
Sillygothic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome thanks
dancewritephoto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your tutorials, just wondering how you actually made them. Because they look amazing!

I was wondering if there is any possible way to make this bigger. I have tried everything to read it but it always just comes out blury. I just love your work and i think this would help me alot since i'm a new artist.
Dmoniair Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Haha, only things I'm missing from your list are...

the mechanical pencils (I can't wait to get my hands on some) and the 6H, 5H and 9B Pencils. I dream to have your skills XD
carlusdarienus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you also have a drawing board or drawing table?
carlusdarienus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi I am a fan of you, and Im just wondering where did you get your pencil case/bag.
Akxsad Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!! :D
craziigiirl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
But I don't like to draw in notebooks, only sketches.
Is it ok to draw on this paper :shrug:
Gugols Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Aww, I can`t read the text, this is the biggest picture I can get - [link] , when I try to zoom, I still get low quality picture.
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Right click the image and save the file ;) you'll get to see a larger version that way.
midsi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I have the same eraser. Cactus, I mean it ;)
You are amazing.
superkhrys Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH. MANY PENCILS. And I thought those were your coloring pencils! XD

Hmm... I should really buy those detail pencil things. And that awesome pencil eraser.

Can't buy mechanicals, though. I'm too brutal with them and always end up breaking a chunk of the lead. O_o
xxSaphielxx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
"Shame on you if you use your fingers as blending materials!"
Me: *Puppy face* Oh noes!
Fatima-Khan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010

I want to be as great as you one day!
MorgaineA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful and as a new artist I thank you for all your tutorials
I would certainly buy your book and I think plenty others would also.
Looking at the free lessons on line is great but, it takes away from getting in the mind set of drawing.
Which is a nice place to be the entire time.
Sivilala Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's kinda hard to read. Is it possible to download so it's better to read? :)
GerardsHouseOfWolves Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Can I ask where you got your pencil case from? I'm looking for the exact same thing to store my good pencils in, thankyou :)
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your tutorials are so helpful! Keep up the good work!
Punchnugget96 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Traditional Artist

Emilia-Percival Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Should I have all of these :( ??? but I think I will try :) if I have time to buy them...
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