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Create dramatic effects in your illustrations, drawings, and sketches with Blick Studio Drawing Pencils. Their professional-quality graphite leads are lightfast and clean-erasing, and they offer high opacity.
Every pencil features a hexagonal lacquered cedar casing to prevent it from rolling off surfaces. The hardness grade is printed on all six sides for quick reference.
Class Pack of 144
This set includes 24 each of 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, and 2H, in a sturdy cardboard box.
Set of 12
This set contains 12 pencils, one each of 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 4H, and 6H.
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from St. Paul, MN
Comments about Blick Studio Drawing Pencils:
I am beyond pleased by the shades of the pencils, and how well they sharpen. A great value. I strongly suggest these pencils!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is the perfect sample pack for lead hardness
from Dallas. TX
This was a perfect sample pack for lead hardness.
A great deal for quality pencils. We use them in large classes, and find the class packs are great and have a nice variety.
Really like these!
from Kingman, AZ
These pencils are really nice, have different hardness in each pencil that make it easy to do different types of lines and shading. They are easy to sharpen and I haven't had any problems with the tips breaking. The case is nice too and closes tight.
from Newark, Del
Great selection of pencil hardness's cheap price and many selections of pencil assortments.
from Cleveland, TN
The pencil quality appears adequate.The Hardness Range is calibrated a bit harder, eg the Blick HB is similar to a Mars Staedtler or General H. This is not a criticism, just information for other artists.
Hardness doesn't match label
By Larry G
from San Francisco CA
The first thing I look for in a pencil is whether it sharpens well. This depends on the quality of both the wood and the lead. These pencils sharpen pretty well. Unfortunately, the hardness/softness wasn't as advertised. The F pencils I ordered drew more like a 2H, i.e., much harder. If you can figure out which pencil actually suits your needs, it's an OK pencil, way cheaper than the alternatives.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. As you experiment with different brands of pencil, you'll discover that the hardness grades are not standardized, and the actual hardness of lead will vary by brand. We apologize if this is not what you were expecting. If you would ever like assistance in comparing different brands, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to help!
Great pencils and the price is right.
Quality pencils. The price is right.
I have used these these pencils every year and love them.
By Miss K
from Salem, MO
I require each of my students to use these pencils every year, and find it cheaper for me to buy them in bulk and have the students pay me.
Lowest cost and highest quality, thank you DB!
By The Enchanted Gallery
from Portland OR
I ordered the full range of blicks drawing pencils and compared them to my faber castell 9000, tombow mono, caran d'ache graphite and my Derwent Graphic. They all smear to some degree when heavily applied, so I would not assume that buying any one brand will help you avoid that issue as I saw in another review. I did however notice that Dick Blick's pencils hold a sharp point with less tendancy to crumble than some of my other pencils. They had a great range of color from light grey to dark graphite close to black. I was able to achieve some very smooth shading, which I like to use on watercolor paper under washes of acrylic or watercolors. These pencils were 2-3 times cheaper than some of those other brands and ended up being my favorite.
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