Sketchbook Sampler Set
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A collection of our favorite art pencils, this set also contains some of our most unique implements. These pencils practically beg to be played with!
Caran d'Ache Technalo Blue - Smoother and a tad darker than a typical HB, the Technalo core is designed to be water-soluble (similar to the Soft Carbon). Take a paint brush to it and you'll find that the graphite is actually tinted blue-ish! Fact: Caran d'Ache was the first company to ever introduce a water-soluble pencil in the 1930s.
General's Color-Tex Non-Photo Blue - This particular shade of blue won’t be detected by copying machines, making it perfect for the first draft of a drawing. It’s also a lovely color on its own. Made in the USA
Blackwing Pencil- The softest of the Palomino Blackwing trio, these pencils rate around a 4B or a 6B on the pencil grading scale. They're wonderfully soft and smooth and sharpen beautifully. The flat eraser is also great for precision erasing! Made in Japan.
Gekkoso 8B Mini Jumbo Pencil - This Japanese jumbo pencil contains wonderfully thick, dark graphite, which is excellent for expressive, loose sketching or for blending around as shading. A little bit crumbly, a lot fun. They are especially hard to find as they're made specifically for 100 year old Tokyo art supply store Gekkoso. Made in Japan.
Art Graf Soft Carbon Pencil - These mysterious pencils are super black, like charcoal without the grittiness or smudginess. They come with an added surprise - you can use these with a wet paint brush like a watercolor to blend and create different darkness values. Extremely addicting to play with! Made in Portugal.
General's Draughting Pencil - Dark, yet also nicely firm, this pencil is a fantastic sketching tool. The extra thick core can be sharpened to a fine point, or chiseled to create broad strokes. Great for laying out a light outline, or for quick, loose sketching. Made in the USA.
Each set includes one of each pencil, packaged in an envelope with an informational insert.