Oil-based Pencils

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I had not used oil-based pencils before in conjunction with oil paint and, to my delight, I found that they complimented one another, with the former acting as a highlighting tool – the hard core allowing me to sharpen the pencil into a fine point. Such application allowed me to achieve intricate detail, an element which is often necessary in my work. The pencils worked best when applied to a gesso-primed board, in a way that was not achievable on canvas. By comparison, the uneven nature of canvas does not allow pencils to fulfill their potential.