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Caran d'Ache has drawn on its expertise and explored the deepest graphite mines to search out the infinite color nuances of carbon. The result is the Graphite Line, an original concept dedicated to graphite that gives artists the opportunity to compose their own graphite range and explore all the shades of black.
This charcoal pencil has an intense black charcoal core that is a 4.7 mm diameter. It is ideal for fine drawing and graded effects.
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Light as a feather. The only charcoal pencil I will use
from Holcomb, mo
Comments about Caran d'Ache Charcoal Pencil:
I use my charcoal pencil mainly for shadowing and it works wonders. Requiring only the slightest of pressure to darken and lighten. Smudges nicely the way you would want without everything looking like a mess. Only pencil I will use!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Unhappy with new style pencil!
I wrote a five star review about the Caran d'Ache charcoal pencil when it was a standard size, round pencil with velvety, smooth charcoal lead. The current iteration of this pencil (early 2015) is just terrible! The lead is thicker and unevenly glued inside the large, hexagonal barrel (which is uncomfortable to hold) and worst of all it's gritty and crumbly and drags on the paper instead of gliding across smoothly. I thought I got a bad one a few weeks back, but I purchased more and they're all the same. I can no longer recommend these pencils in their current form. So disappointed, because the thinner, round ones were absolutely amazing!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very happy with the charcoal pencil!!!
By A very happy buyer of this product.
from East Stroudsburg, PA
I have used this charcoal pencil to create a few drawings, and so far overall I'm very pleased.Pros: *Has a great dark color. *Blends very well.Cons: *Could have sharpened to a finer point
from Milwaukee, WI
Fantastic value range, very smooth.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I have tried many various charcoal pencils, and nothing beats this one. The Caran d'Ache soft charcoal pencil is simply the best. The pencil is buttery, smooth and rich. The lines it creates are deep and black with a velvety finish. It blends across the paper easily and lifts cleanly when erased. It is called a 'soft' pencil, but is firm enough to hold a point, and isn't gritty or crumbly at all. If you only ever buy one charcoal pencil, make sure it is this one!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Superb range and control
By Quality Control Paul
from Ballston Spa, NY
Lines drawn with the Caran d'Ache charcoal pencil maintain two qualities not found together in any other brand: they are clearly defined, yet with an interestingly grainy texture. By way of contrast, General's charcoal pencils yield clean, clear lines but with a smooth texture devoid of textural interest; And Pitt's charcoal lines, on the other hand, have a beautiful graininess but are not cleanly and clearly defined.Furthermore, these two qualities are maintained in the Caran d'Ache regardless of the pressure applied, and whether drawn with the point or shaded with the side of the lead. The resulting marks exhibit both variety and visual unity, and the various effects are remarkably easy to control.Though labeled "soft" I consider this pencil to be of medium hardness but with exceptional range. Because the lines (and tones) maintain such a high degree of clarity, they probably are best suited to linear work.
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