this feels like the direction i'd like my art to go, but i definatly don't have your technical skill. all of the different textures and things that you drew...the stones, for example, and the, well the whole thing.
Thank you very much. Technical skills come and go I've learned. It helps to relax and be patient. Understand the nature of things, and as you draw, you'll draw them as the should be. Good tools and material are very important.
Berol pencils, HB, & 2B, Hard and soft erasers and my fingers. An exacto blade to slice sharp points on my eraser for small areas. A circle template. For preventing smears I use a piece of a page from a magazine to rest my hand on, and I change it often. When I'm finished I use a workable matte fixative. I use canson to draw on as often as I can because it withstands erasing well.
wow, so with perfection does indeed come perfectionism. in high school, when i was prescribed adhd medication i could concentrate enough to do such precise things, and materials like yours would have furthered my work, but i'll have to work pretty hard to find that dedication again.