Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite 9B Pure Pencil

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Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite 9B Pure Pencil

Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite 9B Pure Pencil

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The Derwent Graphic Pencil 9B is a professional-grade pencil that's perfect for drawing, sketching, and other artistic endeavours. Caran d'ache Grafwood Graphite Pencils are professional artist pencils They are available in 15 different graduations from 9B to 4H. Derwent have been making pencils since 1832 and ‘Graphic’ is their classic graphite sketching range. For example most people will probably prefer a pencil that doesn’t smudge very easily especially in the lighter grades, but if you actively want to smudge your pencils as part of your drawing technique then you’ll probably get on better with one of the softer brands, and may even seek out a range that gives off a lot of graphite dust.

In this comparison chart I’ve not compared grades softer than ‘H’, as one rarely uses these for fine art drawing. At first I thought this was quite mad – the point of regular hexagonal casing is after all to stop the pencils sliding around on your desk – but then I picked one up and it felt so lovely, slim and smooth to hold that I was quite won over! Although the Mono range is much darker than the Faber and Staedtler pencils I generally use, I just loved the way that they glide across the page.

It turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong: the Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth company was founded back in 1790 and its Austrian founder Joseph Hardtmuth played an important role in the development of the modern pencil made from graphite and clay.

The grade is printed on every facet which makes it easy to locate the shade that you want and the hexagonal casing has nicely softened edges making it very comfortable to hold. They have a long association with pencils, with members of the Staedtler family known to have been involved in the pencil trade back in the 17th century.Art Design pencils are encased in pure cedar wood with an ultra-fine, extra-resistant graphite lead. All in all I didn’t feel that the Grafwoods were for me, but I’d advise you to try them for yourself and make your own mind up.

From 4H to 9B, each pencil has been varnished with the tone of that grade, making it easy to spot in your pencil pouch. I found the Grafwoods a very unusual pencil and I think they will polarize people in quite a number of ways. These pencils offer unparalleled possibilities for spontaneous expression, creating different effects based on the pressure applied and grade of hardness. The biggest problem I had with them was an inconsistency in texture as they rise up the grading scale.It shouldn’t shed a dust of tiny particles of graphite on your paper, an effect known as ‘ghosting’. They are extremely large in diameter and feel very chunky in the hand, which some people will like and others will not.



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