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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Derwent are an old British company (although now American owned) and are based in an area near the original Borrowdale mine in Cumbria where graphite was first discovered and was famously mistaken for lead. curtisward brings you a hand-picked selection of quality art and craft materials from leading manufacturers. You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer's policies.

We also take huge pride in how you receive the goods, making sure they were received securely and without any damage. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. With such a wide tonal range you are really covered whether you like to draw more lightly or more darkly.The only problem is that the attractive retro design of the casing is very restrained and grade of the pencil is only printed on them once and in tiny lettering. They are extremely large in diameter and feel very chunky in the hand, which some people will like and others will not.

In either case they are surprisingly cheap which I find quite baffling because they are such an excellent pencil.

The texture is on the coarse side and yet there was a strangely ‘waxy’ feel to them, which again, I think some people might quite like but others won’t. The Pitt graphite crayons are an ideal and very economical medium for working on very large sketches and areas.

You can create everything from broad strokes to tiny details using the same pencil, and it's easily sharpened, just like a conventional pencil. Japanese wood-casing pencils tend to run very dark and soft and the Monos are indeed extremely dark – they only go up to a 6B grade, but the Mono 6B is even blacker than a 9B from the Staedtler or Derwent ranges. I wouldn’t suggest using them for very fine work but for loose and very dark sketching I would absolutely recommend them.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.

Companies apply the grading scale as they wish and as you can see there can be wild disparity between ranges, with a HB grade in a very dark range like Tombow’s ‘Mono’ pencil equating tonally to around a 5B in a very light range such as Faber-Castell’s ‘9000’ pencil. Mono 100s generally vie with the Mistubishi Hi-Uni for the number one spot amongst true pencil aficionados. For example, they mention it's a very nice pencil, perfect for fine dark tones, and an absolute joy to draw with.Graphite pencils are mixed with a binder of clay, and different grades of softness and darkness are created by the varying the graphite and clay ratio.

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