Pencil Training

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Miscellaneous | 9 Comments
Pencil Training

I always think it’s good to learn new things and expand your skillset. Over the last few months I’ve been MIA because I have taken on a new job role in order to expand my web development skills.

It’s a Monday to Friday, nine-to-fiver which takes an hour train travel in the morning and on the way home. That’s two hours a day.

Pocket sketchbook and pencilsRather than spending these two hours staring aimlessly into space, I’ve been instead choosing to capture the broad variety of fellow commuters I see every day in my pocket sketchbook. Here are a few so far…

Train sketch of man with backpack Train sketch of posing legs Train sketch of fat man with lollypopThe COL-ERASE pencils (above) are just lovely to draw with, and I’m doing pretty much all of my drawings with them. There are quite tricky to find depending on where you are but definitely worth a try.

I’ll be uploading more sketches of oblivious train travellers as I do them. Hope you enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. Tatyana Lovalova
    17th August, 2018

    You can sharpen me like one of your French pencils any day, Sir Knott.

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    • Ains
      17th August, 2018

      Okay!

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  2. Chris H
    20th November, 2017

    Really lovely pencils. Are they the ones that don’t pick up on scanners?

    PS Well restrained on the tentacle front.

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    • Ains
      21st November, 2017

      Haha thanks!
      Yeah they are the traditional animator’s pencils. They have a unique kind of pencil lead that doesn’t erode easily.

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  3. Jenell
    15th November, 2017

    I love col-erase pencils. I’ve drawn with them almost exclusively since college. Definitely can be tricky to find if your city is without any legit art shops. The big brand craft shops don’t carry them. It’s a bit annoying.

    Bit envious you can draw during your hour commute! (not possible in LA traffic!)

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    • Ains
      15th November, 2017

      Indeed. I bought about 20 because I found only ONE shop which was out in the sticks.
      It’s tricky trying to draw on a shaky train I tell ya!

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  4. Befan
    7th November, 2017

    Great stuff as usual Bainsley

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    • Ains
      15th November, 2017

      Thanks Bef! What is your favourite bit?

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      • Stefan
        15th November, 2017

        I think it’s the bit where you maximise your limited free time by drawing on your commute.

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