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Part of the confusion may be the nomenclature. There are oil pastel pencils, but they aren't like oil paint in a pencil body. Colored pencil "lead" (the core), is generally pigment (colored powder) in a binder. The binder is like a paste that is blended with the pigment. The mixture is extruded into a rod that hardens enough to function as a ...


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I've never come across anything resembling wood-encased solid oil pastel cores, but was able to find "oil-based soft core pastel pencils" by Schpirerr - these can easily be found online. Based on the texture, gloss, and opacity of the drawings made with them (as seen among the product photos), these seem to come close to the typical pasty oil ...


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Sketching is a form of drawing. Often a drawing starts out as a sketch. So, yes, you can definitely do drawing exercises to develop your sketching skills - the more so because many drawing exercises consist of sketching something, like the basic shapes, or the construction of shadows or perspective lines. But your question brings up two interesting points: ...


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It depends on the definitions of some of your words. If by sketching you mean the random doodling without goal that many people engage in as a tension release, then probably not. Yes, such doodling is practice at pencil control and may allow you to discover some interesting curve sequences and shading techniques, but it isn't going to help you develop your ...


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You could use thread and nail. You should loose fix the thread on the horizon and with the help of nail to move across the surface to check the perspective.


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