I still don't know how to acquire a black colour without using one, its the only thing I use to create the black contrast in my work for more depth, detail and to make it as realistic as possible.
I would love to know what other Artists use to create there black colour on there pencil drawings.
It is very soft and very easy to blend with, but difficult to rub out if you make any mistakes though.
Thanks for the comment
No worries I love to here what other Artists have to say and I am always excited to answer any questions. mmmm I've never tried the 'Kimberely 9xxB' may give that a go.
I actually picked the conte pencil up from a local art shop on a whim in the hopes it may create the black colour I needed for my work and It work amazingly,
Not to sure what its made from either, I don't think its charcoal or graphite its a completely different texture. I'm know expert but it works well for me, the first time I used it, I didn't no what to do with it, but the more I'm using it on every piece of my drawings I'm understanding where I should apply it and how to blend it. Best bet is to practice with it.
Thanks for your interest in my work too, and I use the Conte a Paris, pierre noire 3B, I have tried the 2B and its a bit like charcoal, which goes through me hehe
Hi, Thank you for the lovely comments, much appreciated. Iit took me just under 6 weeks to complete, so a very long time I guess for my first portrait.