I'm trying to do concept art for Safe Passage. I'm using up those stupid Bic plastic mechanical pencils just because I didn't want to feel like I wasted my money.
I was told, "You only spent two bucks on them. Just throw them out if you don't like them."
I just found out I wasn't going crazy.
Hold it at the right angle, and you can shove the led back into the barrel no matter how far out you extended it.
I was wondering what the problem was while doing my art lately. Now, I tested it, and it takes very little pressure to do it. If I was using pencil shading and such, they'd be fine. But for my undersketches, they suck.
And if I ever find myself shopping and bored while waiting, I'll buy a proper drafter's mechanical pencil, thank you very much. I only have two of them right now, anyway, one more won't hurt.