How to Sharpen a Mechanical Pencil

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Full Access to Figure Drawing Videos - Don't miss new tutorials, signup for my mailing list - Discuss the supplies I use for longer drawings intended to be hung at a gallery or someone's home. These drawings should be done using archival materials. I'll go over a graphite option and a charcoal option. Supplies Listed: GRAPHITE: Staedtler Mars Technico Lead Holder Lead Refills - HB, 2B and 4B Lead Pointer (thats what they call their sharpener) Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Board OR Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Board * paper - look for 'hot press', 'smooth', or 'plate' - they all mean smooth. kneaded eraser Charcoal Powder Brushes - any Flat Bristol and Large Filbert/Round Sable scrap paper or bridge to rest your hand on Spray Fixative CHARCOAL: Conte 1710 HB, B or 2B Charcoal Pencil Arches 88 Silk Screen Paper - great alternative to newsprint kneaded eraser Charcoal Powder Brushes - any Flat Bristol and Large Filbert/Round Sable scrap paper or bridge to rest your hand on Spray Fixative Follow Proko: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Tumblr - Google+ - Email Newsletter- --- CREDITS: Music used with permission Intro by Background Music - "Happy Hours" and is part of Digital Juice's Back Traxx: Editing - Stan Prokopenko, Jon Neimeister ( Artist/Camera/Script - Stan Prokopenko ( #ArtSupplies #Pencils #Drawing

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Take the 'How to Write Like an Architect Course,' Plus get Doug's hand written architecture font. Hi Im Doug Patt and this is how to architect. Today well learn How to write like an architect. The basic drafting tool for an architect when working by hand is a parallel rule. You can also use a t-square. Ill be using an ames lettering guide to create the lines for the lettering. First were going to create our horizontal lines using the lettering guide. The guide has a variety of spacing options to create just about any combination your looking for. I will also be using a small triangle. Ive added tape to this one for ink lettering to avoid smearing. Ill also be using a .5mm pentel drafting pencil and a paper mate, flair pen for the letters. Ive created a small grid here to give me some guidance when I lay out the letters. Id say the most important thing to remember about hand lettering is that your letters need to seem animated while still appearing orderly and neat. I think this is achieved by using a few conventions. For example, youll notice the letters have some amount of incompleteness. The second diagonal on the A does not follow all the way to the guide line, the bottom of the B or D isnt complete, The bottom line on the E starts in front of the vertical. The second thing is that all the horizontals in the letters are drawn by hand, not using the parallel rule. They all sit at a slight angle making them dynamic and yet uniform. Youll also notice that I use the ruler for all vertical lines. Lastly, when making your Os, Qs, Cs, Gs, even 8s and 9s, the letters and numbers are simply combinations of semi circles. Even the letter S is made the same way. These are two images from my portfolio. They are good examples of how your strings of words will come together to form orderly yet animated paragraphs. This is a quote I found from Tyron Edwards Dictionary of thoughts I enjoy referring to from time to time. It seemed appropriate for a youtube video because giving people the most amount of knowledge in the least amount of time is really what drives the information age. So, remember hand lettering is about style and legibility. Mine is definitely stylized and probably a little tough to read sometimes. So thanks for checking out how to write like an architect. Im Doug

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How to Refill an Acrylic Paint Pen I love using my acrylic paint pens! I got a pack of 12 Posca fine tip acrylic paint pens for Christmas and I just used up my white yesterday, it was dry as a bone but before I ordered a replacement I decided to see if I could refill it myself and it worked! It will also work on other types of pain pens and I'll show you how to refill them in today's video! Supplies (Amazon affiliate links used) Posca Extra fine tip paint pens (Firm fine plastic nib) *I was going to reorder a multi pack of whites before I learned discovered this trick: Ohuhu Acrylic bullet tip paint pens: *Most paint pens will be a soft or hard tip and you will either be able to pull out the nib or unscrew the barrel to refill them to use the method from the video that works for your pen. White acrylic craft paint *I use Chromacryl Blockout white because it is so opaque but any white acrylic paint or gesso is fine: Pipette: Spray bottle of water (or use a pipette to add small amounts of water at a time) Directions: 1. Mix acrylic paint with water until you have a paint the consistency of heavy cream. You could probably also use a a fluid acrylic paint like Golden Flow paint ( ) without any additional water but I wanted to use the stuff I had. 2. Open the pen. First try to unscrew the barrel from the top but if that doesn't work you can pull out the nib with your fingers. 3. Usa a pipette to fill the pen either though the nib opening (like Posca) or directly in the barrel (like Ohuhu.) 4. Replace the nib (or screw the pen back together, cap it and shake to make sure the paint is well mixed and test it. You may need to depress the nib (pump the pen) to start the ink flowing especially if your pen has been dry for a while. Tip, don't let the pen dry out, refill it as soon as you use it up to prevent paint drying in the nib and clogging. Pat yourself on the back because you just kept some junk out of the landfill and more cash in your pocket. Happy crafting! How to Refill an Acrylic Paint Pen My goal is to provide you with inspiration! Subscribe for frequent watercolor painting and crafting tutorials! Want more inspiration, here are some classes! Check out my New Watercolor Classes: Enroll in my Craftsy Mixed Media Class: Visit my website: I often get asked about my favorite supplies. You can find & shop them here: Credits: Video production and Craft ideas: Lindsay Weirich Music: Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sign Up For The Frugal Crafter News! For Sponsorships or Product Reviews email Lindsay at: SUBSCRIBE! Follow along and have fun! Thefrugalcrafter Community on Facebook: Join in the fun! Visit my blog: Follow me on Pinterest: Twitter: Instagram: Subscribe: *This post may contain affiliate links

This how- to art video shows the proper way to sharpen a mechanical pencil. The mechanical pencil is a great drawing tool for fine detail. It can get a very sharp point for crisp detail. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified when I upload new videos. You can see more of my art tips and tutorials on my website:

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