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No Pencil

:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
since it needs a teal deer now: Lost my mechanical pencil.

I lost my mechanical pencil and refuse to draw with no. 2 pencils.

That wasn't the tl;dr. That was basically the thread. Ever since I started using one, the sheer modularity, precision and no longer having to go off in a quest for a decent sharpener has made me a believer. Should I pass by anyplace that might even remotely have a possiblity of having pencils, I'm dropping some cash on that.

Three, no, technically FOUR weeks without drawing anything have taken their toll on me. I was gonna draw my boyfriend something special for Christmas but couldn't due to this cruel lacking of a pencil.

Also can't draw TWEWY ponies or Zekiel the rastafarian zebra. :crying:
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I have a whole pack of mechanical pencils. They're all new too. :dummy:
I only use them, regular ones are ick. I would be so lost without one.
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the fuck is this? :lol: Don't you have a normal pencil?
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:iconangelishi:
angelishi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... Judging by your gallery, you need to stop depending on this pencil and learn how to use real pens.
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Sabhira Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Should stock up on a bunch of them. Thats what I did. I think I've got at least 3 in each width
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:iconlobosabio:
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It took you four weeks to get up off your ass and buy a new mechanical pencil? You mean you don't have a crap load of them lying around like I do?
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Every pencil I find around the house sucks donkey dickballs.

Also it's a bit difficult when I can't drive to go to anyplace that has the damn things.
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:iconadavesseth:
adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lost ALL my good pencils sometime before the snow fell. Mechanical and otherwise. Even my pencil sharpener!

I know your pain, the drawing is just no the same without them! Baww!
Luckily, I still have my blu-tack, so I'm partly ok! Or at least the parts can be put together again!
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Never played with Blu-Tac.
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:iconadavesseth:
adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me neither. I just use it as an eraser :B
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh I amember that stuff.
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
PEN.
OH THE PEN.
Half my sketchbooks or more are pen doodles because I lose my pencils at the speed of light. BC
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Sounds like we both nmeed a PENCIL CASE
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I always draw in ball point pen. I have a bunch of fancy pencils I bought for college 15 years ago that are in a drawer, untouched.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You must burn through paper.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I don’t know what you mean. Because of mistakes? I don’t really make that many. I did when I was younger. But not really anymore.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Nobody's perfect.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I didn’t imply perfection. I said that I no longer make mistakes that would require me to scrap a drawing and start it over.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:stare: Impossible.
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:iconjuliabohemian:
Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Well um, I’ve kind of been at it for a while. I started drawing as a kid and I’m in my late thirties now. I don’t know what to tell you.
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:iconangelishi:
angelishi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I also draw with ball point pens and don't burn through paper.
When you know your deal and your tools, mistakes don't happen often, and if they do they're small and you can easily fix or incorporate them into the picture (when it comes to ball points)
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:iconfullmetal-animator:
Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Buy another and keep another as back up. Problem solved.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Gonna buy a fuckton of them.
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use pen.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Neat
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:iconrandomrobskii:
RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
I was using a mechanical pencil the other day, and I'm seriously thinking about switching to them. I don't really like them too much, but I also don't like searching for sharpeners. On the plus side, it worked really well for animation pencil tests.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Trust me, the fact that they don't need sharpening and the thinnesses you can get with them will prove a godsend.
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Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is why you need to keep a stash of them :nod: I always leave one or two on my desk as a backup plan, in case I don't my usual in my pencil bag :nod:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Now I plan to has a stash.
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:nod: Time to become a mech pencil hoarder :la:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Nobody carries any like the one I had before. THAT was a damn good pencil...
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
eBay, perhaps? Do you recall the brand or anything like that? I get some simple ones from Staples (that are also sold in Blick stores), and .3 drafting pencil :la:.
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Ceibita Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
uhhhh Judging by your gallery, I think it's a good thing you lost your pencil and can't draw. O_o

Try investing in a real set of pencils.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You're not being constructive.
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:iconceibita:
Ceibita Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It's the complaints forum, I'm not supposed to be. Now go get you a 2H and a 2B and draw some real art.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
No. I want my .03s.
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought a whole pack a while ago and now I only have three left. :crying:

Just go buy some really cheap ones from WalMart. Those are the ones I got. They're pretty good - only one out of all of them stopped working. :la:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
aight
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:iconensoul:
ensoul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Suck it up and skip straight to pens. :iconbitchpleaseplz:
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
No, fuck that.
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D-bandersnatch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only pencils i use are my .3 mechanical pencils, it's the only thing i really have for pencils though at the moment. I would still use no. 2 pencils if they were present just for the sake of actually shading. I like to use pens to, just pen. It helps me not to depend on erasing so much so i can learn to work with my mistakes.
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
Please tell me where you got .3 Mechanical pencils. o-o I've been able to find down to .5 ;D
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D-bandersnatch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got most of mine from my local art store, a group of us decided to continually ask if they had any and then they finally started selling them. I think you can get them at hobby lobby if you have one near by. The internet is always a good place to. My latest .3 i bought is when i was in Japan, i bought it cause i didn't pack any of my art stuff with me when i went and i wanted to doodle when i was on the Shinkansen.
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:iconcontradictingcats:
ContradictingCats Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
I'll have to take a gander at a hobby lobby sometime. Otherwise off to internet shopping I go!
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I draw lineart, mostly. Since I got my tablet I've been Doing more color work, and I'm running out of lineart I'm interested in coloring. So I need to draw more, but all of my pencils suck or drawing details.
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D-bandersnatch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My tablet just broke a few days ago, i guess its all right though cause it reminded me that i have other art that i can work, on such as sculpting and painting. I just made a ditto transforming into a gyarados!

Why not just work on different styles of art with other medias until you can find or get yourself a new mechanical pencil? You might find a new style that you would enjoy.
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Might.
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Stop being an irresponsible teenager then.
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:iconsinisterstick:
SinisterStick Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Use a regular #2 pencil like everyone else...?
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:iconmisterturtle:
MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Everyone I know uses mechanical.
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:iconsinisterstick:
SinisterStick Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mechanical pencils aren't meant for doing artwork with.
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