Not at all, my pleasure! Mea culpa, Noble Squire... I've discovered San, Toon Up and the Launge cca. 2 nights ago, didn't know about the stuff before.
Great Adam Hughes once said that in the humid weather [ he lives in Atlanta ] paper 'thinks' that 4B ultra-soft pencil is 2B. I didn't notice such a drastic change or anything, but people in the know tell stories about dry=hard lead, humid weather=softer etc. even old skool comics masters knew it and had ready harder and softer leads, depending on the season and weather conditions.
So.. you're Wacom-ized finally..? Me too but I can't abandon pencil, ink and brush plus nibs and pens...
@05:02To draw with soft lead is the best. But doesn't it make it difficult to ink? Do you have to lighten the lines with kneaded eraser before inking - otherwise, how can you see the ink lines well enough to judge line weights? Thanks. Great demo.
@05:02Thank you. That's good to know. I continue to use different leads and pencil types - soft, hard, mechanical pencils, clutch pencils, non-photo blue - but haven't found a decent way to make really clean pencils. I've gone back to the traditional ink drawing method of lightening the pencils with gum eraser. It works, but it is time consuming. I also do my constructions in blue to cut down on the mess.
After watching almost all of your videos (I'm still going through them right now) I get the feeling that the next step for me is to start keeping the construction in my head instead of always putting it on paper: i.e. visualize the skeleton but only draw the contour of the muscle around it. This seems to be one of the abilities that comes after constant practice sketching.