I actually started this gallery about a year ago when I realized that I was out of painting supplies and only had a set of drawing pencils. I realized how much I was able to accomplish detail drawings of animals, landscapes and still life. I feel shading with a full range of gradations of the pencil is most important when developing the form of an object. Demonstrating light requires sensitive penciling almost transparent covering very little of the white paper. This can be seen in the drawing "Glow of Light". Some smudging with a kneaded eraser has also been used in some instances for light, clouds and contouring. In addition I use lines for texture, and drawing in shapes of an object or landscape. The darker gradations form shadows which adds to a 3 dimensional appearance. These darker shades require more pressure on the pencils to get that final dark gradation needed to finalize depth and detail.