Artist Pencil Pack- Curated for National Pencil Day, March 30th, 2021
Each Artist Pencil Pack includes 6 pencils and one piece of kneadable drawing putty + info card. Here is what is included:
PRISMACOLOR EBONY 2B
An ultra smooth, jet-black tool, this pencil was recommended by one of our very own class instructors, Fran Meneley. She described it as being “soft and luscious” as well as “a joy to draw with”. When a bold, wide line is needed - this is it.
KOH-I-NOOR GIOCONDA WHITE CHALK PENCIL
A white chalk lead, this pencil is useful for sketching by itself on dark paper or on top of a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint or fabrics. They apply smoothly but the leads are more firm than white chalk sticks. It can be sharpened to a fine line point but be warned - they break into regular sharpeners quite easily so it’s recommended they be sharpened with a knife or even using an electric sharpener.
CARAN DACHE BICOLOR 999 BLUE / RED
A high-quality classic crafted from FSC-certified incense-cedar with a split core. Used by artists, proof readers, editors, teachers, and architects, it is a super smooth writer. And to top it off, the pencil is water soluble- just add a bit of water and you have a wash in either red or blue.
CARAN DACHE JUMBO HIGHLIGHTER PENCIL(ASSORTED COLORS)
A jumbo sized pencil to ensure that a jumbo sized line can be drawn over text. If you haven’t guessed already, this pencil is used for highlighting, duh! Because it doesn't bleed like markers tend to, you will be able to make text stand out on even the thinnest of papers and less likely to smear on top of dried ink. Regular markers can even damage certain documents, such as receipts (the ink will disappear) but this isn’t a concern with a pencil!
7-IN-1 RAINBOW PENCIL
A truly beautiful tool, the sleek black body contrasts the rainbow lead well. This is considered a 7-in-1 pencil, as you write see the colors change. They are vibrant, creamy, and sharpen evenly. No matter the age or skill level, the user of this pencil will feel as though they are coloring with magic. Instantly bring a coloring book or sketch to life with just this one tool.
FABER-CASTELL 9000 H
Break resistant lead that’s never scratchy. This company boasts on their website that this pencil has “superior lead made of graphite and clay”. A hardness of H, this pencil contains the hardest of the hard leads. H pencils are fantastic for technical drawing with fine lines due to the absence of smearing. Unlike dark lines from soft pencils in the 2B-8B category, the lines of a pencil labeled H will be more grey than black.
ART GRAF GRAPHITE KNEADABLE DRAWING PUTTY
Have a little creative fun with kneadable graphite drawing putty. Slap this down on a piece of paper and work from there with whatever organic shape that may emerge. Use it with water by wetting your drawing surface or dabbing a wet brush and painting. Your marks will be erasable and reworkable once dry. Beware- be prepared to get your hands messy with use!