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What's a Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencil? It's an erasable artists' pencil used by cartoonists, comic strip artists, film animators, illustrators, and graphic designers to make rough sketches.
When the sketch is filled in with ink or pencil and then photocopied or scanned, the blue color doesn't appear, leaving only your final sketch.
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These are good, but I have to say a few things:
By Craig Lupine
from DFW, TX
Comments about Caran d'Ache Caran d’Ache Sketcher Non-Photo Blue Pencil:
I found these pencils to be equal to that offered by Prismacolor. The core in the pencil is softer then I'd like them to be and the color is equally as bold; in my standards that not good. However I do have to admit that since the lines are erasable so that a major plus. One thing that I do like as well was the price, and when it comes to good deals or affordable base prices this sites the best especially in bulk.I think, depending on the artist, it's a good thing, but in my book its an average product, but one worth buying again. But my ideal N-P-B Pencil is if the cores were as stiff as a 4H lead and weren't as bold when drawing, then they would be my #1.
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Best non-repro blue pencil ever - bold, smooth, & erasable
By Neocaledonian the Art Supplies Scholar
from Naples, FL
Great choice of pencil for laying down comic pages initial layouts or creating guidelines for students to follow. For example, in some of my cartoon sketching classes I may use the Sketcher pencil to create stick figures or basic figures for the students to develop further with an inking pen or soft graphite pencil. When the assignment is finished, it can be easily photocopied and only the student's line work will reproduce. This Caran D'Ache pencil sharpens well, it can be erased if need be, and the lead itself feels smooth and glides effortlessly on the paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I rough out my drawings in order to ink with these non-photo blue pencils. The lead size in larger than others i've used and have a softer lead which makes them ideal for my purpose. The only negative aspect of these pencils is the shaft should be larger in circumference in order to prevent hand cramping from prolonged sketching.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I use blue pencils to draw comic strips. These are the softest of the blue pencils that I have tried, which suits me well. The downside that the leads do break relatively easily, but that's normal.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Si Fraser
from New York city
I'm pencilling comic books with non repro blue as an experiment. I've tried a couple of brands and frankly it's been like drawing with a waxy nail. These Caran d'Ache are softer , more like a B graphite pencil, so they suit me better. The lead is a bit fragile though. It does break easily and the pencils don't last long.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Best non-photo blue pencil
By BD Comics
Wow, I took a chance at this new non-photo blue pencil and boy was I pleasently surprised. Absolutely the best non-photo pencil ever used. You can actually erase it too, which I like to do. Some people do not mind leaving blue mark but they bother me and I like to erase them which is easy to do with this pencil. Try this pencil, likely you will also enjoy using it.
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