“Sketching. This is how a designer dreams.”
by Cheryl Machat Dorskind
© 2012 Cheryl Machat Dorskind all rights Reserved
In an recent interview for InStyle magazine, Karl Lagerfeld was asked what the best part of designing was.
“Sketching,” he replied, “this is how a designer dreams. I keep a sketch pad and pencils right by me wherever I sleep. I use Shu Uemura makeup sticks rather than art pencils.”
This quote caught my attention for a number of reasons: First, I like Lagerfeld’s romantic quote. Second, I also keep a pad and pencil (not Shu Uemuras) by my bed, in case an idea pops up in my dreams. Third, photography is drawing with light.
I also really like pencils, better than pens, and I have been on a mission to find the perfect one. I like a firm point―one that won’t snap, as the mechanical pencil tips do too often. The problem with the old fashion orange number 2s is the constant need to sharpen, as I like a fine point.
I also handwrite notes and prefer a pencil that doesn’t smear. I just bought a set of 15 Faber Castell’s so I could try different varieties. This has been instructive, but the pencils are too thin. I was wondering if you could recommend the perfect pencil. I am looking for one that feels good, writes beautifully, and one with which to sign my Photopaintings.