Draw Your Day Sampler Set
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Celebrated illustrator and author, our friend Samantha Dion Baker shares some of her very favorites for daily sketch journaling. This set includes one of each of:
Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencil - While this pencil has been compared to a 2B, I find it closer to a 3B in smoothness and darkness. It's a gorgeous object with a rich history--and it's lovely to photograph.
General's Kimberly Pencil in B - Green is my favorite color and one of my closest friends shares its name, so I liked it from the moment I saw it.
Caran d'Ache Swiss Wood Pencil - It's the hardest pencil I use but I find it so lovely to draw with. It's subtly heavier, holds its point longer than most pencils, is a beautiful dark wood with a red end and even smells nice.
Viarco Art Graf 2B Pencil - This pencil writes similarly to a 2B and is a bit like charcoal. Also, it's water-soluble, which allows you to give your drawings a wash of water for a painterly effect.
Tombow Mono KM-KKS 6B Pencil - To round out the collection, I wanted to have a very soft, dark graphite pencil. The Mono is exceptionally buttery, smooth and excellent for drawing.
Viking Verso 4B/HB Pencil - I discovered this pencil the day we chose the pack. It's double-ended, so you'll need pencil caps for this one. One end is soft and the other is firmer for writing.
Sakura Sumo Mini Eraser - A hard-working, portable plastic eraser perfect for eliminating dark graphite messes.