At 5/15/11 01:11 PM, Luwano wrote:
The only problem I have with mechanical pencils is that I can't tilt the pen to get much broader and softer lines like I can do with regular pens. But then again the extra lead sticks are possible very useful.
that does tend to be a problem, but you can compensate by doubling, or tripling your lines. Also another way is to have a larger mechanical pencil. I have a .9mm which slightly does the trick. You can also find 1 mm, but they are kind of rare, or you can get mechanical draftsmen pencils which support different sizes.
I use a mix of mechanical and normal pencils. I also carry a kneeded eraser, a white pvc eraser, and a nice brass pencil sharpener inside an old life savers fruit tarts tin that holds the old pencil shavings so I don't make a mess.... I should take a photo of my typical tools :P