I have few experiences with digital paintings you can see it on my deviantart profile. but that is past. now thanks to many things i have got opporttunity regards to time develop more myself in this way. i found I have very big passion on it. especially in envrionmental and surroundings paintings. I am also convinced that good artist is also good in traditional sketching and painting. so my plan is to begin with sketching and learning on the paper with pencils- sketching set and rubber and try and try it. Today I was been check our local copw centrum store with lot of equipment for artist, also some of it cost lot of money and I have no idea what I should to buy to start my painting career. if you dont lind give me some of your time to answer to my question I will be so glad. here it is:
1. What exactly pencils I will need I mean 2b 2h, which exactly which differences are between it?- for sketching for shading etc? Is it enough only pencils? I also discovered this heavy pencils:
Grafietstift HB Bruynzeel Design 8620
2: how to start when I buy everything I need? Is it good follow somebodys sketch of envrinment and learn of it? I mean mainly composition and shading that will be my the biggest challange what to improve: basically how to start?
What kind of paper use? In our store we have lot of kind of paper and lot of big and smaller. what is best for you? I found out for exmple:
a4 even a3 and 210g and 250g but lighetr also. can you give me advice what type paper is good? co zvolit?
5. Afterwards I discovered this set of sketching tool is it ok for my purposes? What do you think?
Is it worth to buy a markers? Like copic or sakura?
thanks you very much for any advices
Get a set of pencils ranging from about 6h to 6b a kneaded eraser and a few stacks of cheap printer paper. Have at it.
"The whole point of practice is to do it until you can do it right." - dpaint
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Keep it simple: learn to draw. Buy a fistful of pencils, markers and pens, and see what works best. Buy a couple of cheap packs of xerox paper. Don't spend more than $20 on supplies. Environments can be challenging, so I suggest you start with simple still lifes, getting proportions right.
If you want to get started with painting, study colours. Buy a fistful of oils, set up a simple still life with a single light and do whatever you can to get the colours right, without wasting time on details, blending, brushwork.
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Natural environments or landscapes don't lend themselves well to "drawing" with linear tools (pencils, pens) because they are mainly about volumes as opposed to hard edges. You may want to consider some media that allows a more broad application - charcoal, pastel, watercolor, etc.
I would recommend you get "Drawing Scenery" by Jack Hamm to give you some good guidance with composition as well. Both of James Gurney's books should be in your library also if you are interested in environments and landscapes.
I would also recommend doing most of your learning and study outdoors drawing and painting from observation.