Fist of all, since I'm new to this forum, I must give admiration and credits to all those who inspire newbies like myself to achieve the next level, very inspirational stuff.
I'm currently an illustrator/graphic designer who has worked both professionally and freelanced, I have drawn my entire life and have even gotten the educational background, at least that's what my degree says. I've never been fortunate enough to have taken an animation class except what I've gained from self tutorials and books. My question is this, and I apologize to the experts as this may be like asking a baseball player why he wears a baseball glove, but what is the deal with the colored blue pencil used for character sketching? Just curious, as it always seems to be an oversight on the materials list and to the purpose. I assumed at first it may have been a non-repro thing as in the pen and ink world. Actually, I prefer do most of my rough sketches in the colored pencil as it doesn't smudge nearly as much. Could this be the answer?
Anways, any insight would be appreciated, I'm in awe of the work the members are doing, I can't wait to post my own stuff, the feedback from this forum will be highly acknowledged.
What is the purpose of the blue pencil?