What colour do you sketch with?

Posted 2 months, 21 days ago by SonieTheDog

Pretty simple question. What colour do you sketch with and why? This is assuming you're going to line the sketch and not use it as lineart

I use to sketch in red but a friend of mine is colour blind, so they see red as yellow. After they told me that I started to sketch in light blue, and I've been doing that ever since


i use red for the pose and body sketch, but when i get to actually sketching the character's design i use a darl blue. i find it hard to sketch with black since my mind tricks itself into thinking i'm doing lineart and wants to be more smooth.


Depends, I'll usually just go hog wild on the color palette off to the side and run with whatever I land on/whatever I'm feeling that day.  I end up with a lot of colorful sketch layers that way :0

With traditional art I just use my pencil, though I've been trying to make myself use my three entire ColErase colored pencils more because I like that colorful page of sketches look.  Sometimes I'll even use non-erasable colored pencils to sketch, because even if I'm going to finish that drawing (which I probably won't), I'll probably scan and finish it in my computer or put marker paper over it and finish it on that separate sheet, so it doesn't matter that I can't get rid of the original sketch.