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How To Sharpen Your Pencils the Atelier Way

Similarly to how your brush's size will restrict the level of detail you can get in a painting, finely rendered drawings are a result of finely sharpened charcoal or graphite pencils. With a little practice and a bit of patience, you can turn any pencil into a high quality artist's tool. Recommended Materials & Tools Preferred Charcoal or Graphite Pencils Utility Knife (Hooked) Razor Blades 220 Grit Sandpaper I suggest a hooked carpet blade instead of a more traditional straight razor blade but technically either will work. I have found the [...]