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What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 06:20:55 PM »
I am new to the forum so bare along LOL...
I have a set of 12 Prismacolor Premier, this set
is my main drawing pencil for graphite. its is
great for tones and easy to take care of (sharpen)
come in a tin for safe keeping.

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 07:24:24 AM »
Hii,

I am also the fan of Derwent pencils. These are perfect to provide nice results.

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 09:06:03 PM »
I really like Derwent and I got a case set royal and langnickel which has graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, graphite sticks, charcoal sticks etc.
I used these pencils to draw a dog portrait I recently finished and I quite like them.

I've just bought some General Layout pencils which I've not tried yet, I'm going to do another portrait drawing of a person and I'll give the Generals a go :-)

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2015, 04:12:25 AM »
I really need to spend more time drawing and less time buying.  ;D

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 11:53:44 AM »
 I haven't been to an American Art store in almost 16 years so my stock is old. I found a pencil that was smooth and could make almost and degree of darkness depending on how hard you pressed on the paper. I bought several and carried them around for years.
 I had three mechanical pencils that I used in Saudi Arabia while I was learning from books. One was a .5 HB, one was .7 B, and the other was a .9 2B.
Those worked well until I came to the Philippines and could not find the lead.
 I am still using a leadholder with a HB lead but that may go when my stock of lead runs out..
 I am still watching for my perfect pencil. I really prefer ink.

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2016, 12:33:03 AM »
I love Staedtler pencils. With their many types of gradual tones from the lightest to the darkest I am able to make a pencil portrait that looks realistic. The light pencil like HB helps me in the drawing part and the dark tones like 4B and 8B helps me in the shading part.

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Re: What's your favorite brand of drawing pencils?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2017, 01:58:36 AM »
has anyone tried Blick Studio Drawing pencils?

I have and have found them to be one of the best wood pencils out there. I have heard info that says they are repackaged Koh-I-Noor pencils from Chezh Republic. I have both brands and cannot tell a difference.

My favorite wood pencil is Faber Castell 9000 and I have tried quite a few. I would not use General sketch pencils to throw at someone.

I also use 0.5mm mechanical pencils but am still in the process of testing lead refills for them.

2mm lead holders I have used and rejected Prismacolor Turquoise leads. I recently completed one of my best works with Koh-I-Noor Duo lead refills.