Graphite pencils are an essential part of every artist's tools of the trade. While it's a common medium, its uses are widely varied. Pencils don't make the artist, but being equipped with the right pencils and the right skills can make your work stand out in the crowded world of artistry. Check out these cool techniques you can use to make your graphite pencils come to life in your hands.
Ranging in size from 9H (hardest) to 9B (softest), these simple tools can produce amazing results. Try using different graphite pencils to achieve different effects in a single piece. Graphite pencils range from hard to soft and from light lead to heavy. Harder graphite pencils produce lighter shades while softer pencils produce darker, thicker lines, but crumble more easily. Once you understand the range of properties graphite pencils produce, you unlock their full potential.
Check out our selection of Faber-Castell graphite pencils. They produce superior results at an affordable price. The right pencil really does make a difference. Choose your drawing paper carefully, buy the best graphite pencils you can afford, experiment with the above-mentioned techniques and don’t be afraid to mix different sized pencils in your graphite line drawings.
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