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Like A Graphite (Mark Tha House)



Liquid graphite pencils are pencils that write like pens. The technology was first invented in 1955 by Scripto and Parker Pens. Scripto's liquid graphite formula came out about three months before Parker's liquid lead formula. To avoid a lengthy patent fight the two companies agreed to share their formulas.[38]




Like A Graphite (Mark Tha House)



Carbon pencils are generally made of a mixture of clay and lamp black, but are sometimes blended with charcoal or graphite depending on the darkness and manufacturer. They produce a fuller black than graphite pencils, are smoother than charcoal, and have minimal dust and smudging. They also blend very well, much like charcoal.


Unlike wax-based colored pencils, the erasable variants can be easily erased. Their main use is in sketching, where the objective is to create an outline using the same color that other media (such as wax pencils, or watercolor paints) would fill[45] or when the objective is to scan the color sketch.[46] Some animators prefer erasable color pencils as opposed to graphite pencils because they do not smudge as easily, and the different colors allow for better separation of objects in the sketch.[47] Copy-editors find them useful too as markings stand out more than those of graphite, but can be erased.


The lead of the pencil is a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Before the two substances are mixed, they are separately cleaned of foreign matter and dried in a manner that creates large square cakes. Once the cakes have fully dried, the graphite and the clay squares are mixed together using water. The amount of clay content added to the graphite depends on the intended pencil hardness (lower proportions of clay makes the core softer),[57] and the amount of time spent on grinding the mixture determines the quality of the lead. The mixture is then shaped into long spaghetti-like strings, straightened, dried, cut, and then tempered in a kiln. The resulting strings are dipped in oil or molten wax, which seeps into the tiny holes of the material and allows for the smooth writing ability of the pencil. A juniper or incense-cedar plank with several long parallel grooves is cut to fashion a "slat," and the graphite/clay strings are inserted into the grooves. Another grooved plank is glued on top, and the whole assembly is then cut into individual pencils, which are then varnished or painted. Many pencils feature an eraser on the top and so the process is usually still considered incomplete at this point. Each pencil has a shoulder cut on one end of the pencil to allow for a metal ferrule to be secured onto the wood. A rubber plug is then inserted into the ferrule for a functioning eraser on the end of the pencil.[58]


In fact, the demand for critical materials is set to skyrocket by 4- to 600 percent over the next several decades. The demand for minerals like lithium and graphite is expected to increase by as much as 4,000 percent.


For the past eight decades, the Bronzeville art center has worked to serve Black creatives working in all mediums, molding the likes of prominent artists such as Charles White and Gordon Parks. Its impact is one of the many reasons Majeed is honoring the center in his latest project: a graphite rubbing of the entire building.


In 1858 a stationer named Hymen Lipman patented a new design and added a rubber to the wooden pencil. His original idea was to embed the rubber into the wood like the graphite, however his design evolved and it was added to the end, just like they remain today. The design of a pencil has been a consistent one with little change aside from the plastic retractable versions.


At the time of the Cumbria discovery, pencils were not made the way they are today. Instead, blocks of graphite were sawed into sticks to be used as writing implements. (They must have looked like fat, black crayons, minus the label.) The tips were probably sharpened with knives the way people whittle sticks.


So, number one, yeah, it's graphite. It's not really lead in the sense we think of lead poisoning. And when you think of lead poisoning, you're talking typically about houses that have old lead paint so houses built anything prior to 1978. And there, you're talking about young kids who can then be kind of walking around, like toddlers, around near the ground putting stuff in their mouth. And for that, for these kids to really be at risk of lead poisoning, you're talking about exposure over a long period of time and really just kind of eating paint chips or getting stuff, dust in their mouth, things like that.


3. The secret to success is the surface. Silverpoint marks are not visible on paper, but they appear like magic on the right surface. The surface needs to have a special combination of chemicals. When this medium originated, this formula was difficult to acquire, difficult to prepare, and difficult to work on. Now, commercial gesso or flat acrylic house paint applied to any size illustration board or wood panel is easy to prepare, easy to erase, easy to draw on.


There is no doubt that drawing skills are fundamentally important for any artist. All artists need to know how to draw - how to render what they see. But once you get to the stage where you are comfortable with your skills, when you feel you really know how to draw, it's perfectly acceptable to use artist's tools such as graphite paper, the grid method or projectors. They are artist tools, just like a paintbrush is a tool. Anyone can pick up a paintbrush, but not everyone can create a masterpiece. Anyone can use graphite paper to "trace" an image, but what happens after that (and even the tracing itself) depends upon the skill level of the artist. More importantly, no one can create the vision that you see inside your head - so it's up to you to put that brush to canvas and show the world what you see!


The last step is to finalize your pencil drawing of the gingerbread house. I suggest outlining it with a black marker or pen. Then, you may use a medium of choice to add final marks. Suggestions include but are not limited to: colored pencil, shaded graphite, charcoal on brown paper, and watercolor or paint.


Ah, the old pencil stab. A right of passage! Whether you were stabbed on purpose (it happens) or by accident, if you're of a certain age, you probably have your very own permanent mark to remember the occasion. Hands, feet, arms, face - pencil stabbings happened everywhere. Nowadays, we don't have to worry about little things like lead poisoning. Pencils aren't made using lead anymore, they're made with graphite, so it's pretty harmless. But it will stick around for YEARS, which you may have noticed if you got stabbed by a pencil in the first grade and still have the little black mark in your skin. People on Twitter shared their own pencil stabbing scars, and it's hilarious how relatable they all were. But why does it stick around? And should you be worried that you can still see the mark after so many years?


There are a gazillion erasers out there to choose from. I like Staedtler rubbers and also kneadable rubbers for tiny detail. I always aim to not use it too much as graphite can be hard to erase (harder than charcoal) and so for me it pays off to start lightly and work the drawing up from there.


Here you can see the difference between the light, medium and dark wash pencils. The original pencil marks look exactly like ordinary graphite marks when you first draw with them. However, when you wet your drawing with water and a brush, the graphite moves like watercolour. If you want a very softly shaded area with no line showing, use a watercolour brush or a waterbrush pen (see below) to take the graphite directly off the tip of the pencil. Alternatively, scrape a few flakes into a palette, wet them and use the mix like paint.


Also known as nail polish remover, acetone acts like denatured alcohol. It dissolves the graphite that is in the pencil marks, making it easier to lift out using a rag. Just dab a bit of acetone on a clean rag, and gently rub it all over the pencil marks. If you are also looking for methods on how to get colored pencil off wood, acetone will work as well.


Only do this method if the pencil marks are quite deep. This means that even though you managed to remove the graphite, the wood has a deep gouge in it. This usually happens when you use a hard pencil lead for marking the wood, like a number 3 or a 4H. You have to press the tip of these pencils firmly to leave a mark.


You can buy professional pencils, but that doesn't mean you're already drawing like a professional. Professional artists don't settle for pre-sharpened pencils straight out of the box. These will give your drawings too many hard edges, or you may find that you're making marks that are too dark, too soon. For the best graphite pencil layering and blending, try sharpening your pencil by hand.


The tonal ranges above show comparisons of four popular pencil brands. The Derwent pencils showed the greatest range, the Koh-I-Noor pencils had the smoothest graphite laydown and the Staedtler were darker on all grades. Experiment to find the pencils you like before settling on one brand.


Shortly after the Bernacotti wooden pencil breakthrough, a method involving gluing two pieces of wood together around a graphite centre was invented, which is much like the modern pencil we know and love. 041b061a72


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