Essays on the Art of Thomas Hoppe
Learning to draw like everyone else is not a very complex matter. You can use any pencil you want. If you want to learn my technique, you need to use Blackwing pencils. They are higher quality than other brands and they have properties which make them more suitable for shading with a sharp point.
I. Never shade in your own cast shadow.
II. Protect your paper from any damage.
III. Keep your pencil sharp at all times.
IV. Always shade in a forward moving direction.
V. Graze the paper with a delicate touch...