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Charcoal or Pencil?

  • Charcoal

    Votes: 14 66.7%
  • Pencil

    Votes: 7 33.3%

  • Total voters
    21
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Should I draw this next sketch in charcoal or pencil??

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Sketch(put ear down)


Here's a pencil drawing:


Here's a charcoal:
 

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I absolutely love the depth of Charcoal drawings. They are both cool but for me charcoal has to win. :)
 

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Use both. :D
I know a guy who does pencil/charcoal/sharpie drawings. The difference in values and whatnot is absolutely AMAZING. Actually, it'd probably be better to use a plain ol' black marker 'cause sharpies have that wierd purple sheen....

Good luck on whatever you choose!
 

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Discussion Starter #6
I usually do use a combination, but I don't mix them very much cause you can't use charcoal over pencil..
 

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That doesn't work very well, it gives a huge shine..Usually when I use both I use pencil for tiny details like in the eyes and such.
 

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I'm no help as I can't decide....:rolleyes:

I like both. :p
 

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I just want to know if you take commissions. Wow!! Beautiful work, both mediums. =)

I prefer the charcoal as well, though it was pretty close to 51/49 - darn hard to make a choice there.
 

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Well Uallis was charcoal, does that make it easier :p
Hmmm...Well...I DO like Ually's drawing the best of those you've done (I'm biased here...) so I suppose it will make a difference...OK...I like charcoal the best...haha ;)
 

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Don't have a preference - but Pepper, you're so talented! Those are all beautiful pictures.
 

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I say pencil, but then again I prefer working with pencil to charcoal myself. :p
 

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Hmm I voted for charcoal. But if you're doing a short coated dog, I'd go with pencil and for longer coat go for charcoal. Looks a bit softer.
 
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