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These round, wood-cased pencils have rich colors with an abrasive for easier stumping.
They're excellent for portraits and landscapes. Sharpen them with a razor blade or knife. Pencils come pre-sharpened.
Set of 6
This set includes one each of Black 2B, Charcoal 2B, Sepia, Sanguine, White, and Graphite.
Sketching Easel Set
Designed for the beginning sketch artist, the Conté à Paris Sketching Easel Set offers a variety of high-quality art materials along with a sleek, adjustable wood desktop easel. The set includes the following materials:
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Conte a Paris products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Conte Sketching pencils
from San Diego
Comments about Conté Conté Sketching Pencils:
I use the pencils to do my sketch drawings. These pencils are great for practicing your skills.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Tacoma, WA
These pencils are a big step up from my normal sketching pencils. They are versatile, distribute on the paper well, and are easily erasable. I look forward to creating my next masterpiece with them!
from Murrieta, ca
Product came in one piece and on time shipping was kind of expensive though... i have not used it yet
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Always my preferred tool
from North Miami, Fl
So far the best charcoal pencils I use and will keep using. Very suitable either for study or high end drawings. Eager to test the other options available. Best of all very affordable compared to other suppliers.
By Mark T
I was recently introduced to these pencils via watching multiple videos of drawing from eleven different art schools on youtube. Everyone of them had their instructor and students using these pencils. When I checked for them on Blick, I was a bit surprised at the high price but I decided to try them out and I only bought one in each grade charcoal and carbon.All I can say is - WOW! VERY nice pencils. I was surprised to discover how large in diameter these pencils were. But I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the shaft of charcoal and carbon is TWICE the size of a regular charcoal/carbon pencil (General's, Primo, Wolff's, Derwent). I was basically getting TWO pencils of the same grade in just one slightly larger pencil. They are consist in their texture and in the way they lay down on paper. And with a little bit more pressure added during the application, one can get VERY rich darks from just the B pencil, whereas I would have used another pencil of a softer grade in order to achieve equal darkness (i.e. going from a B to a 4B or 6B in General's)All I can say is that these pencils are wonderful to work with and I'm really impressed by their performance. Now if only they would drop their price by $0.25 cents, I'd say these would be A STEAL!
Not all that great
By Dave C
from Las Vegas, NV
I bought a handful of these pencils at the local Blick store, having heard that they were supposed to be the best. I'm sorry, but I didn't find that at all. The number one reason for my two star review is the fact that these pencils contain more grit than any other pencil I've ever used. I compare these to the Prismacolor sketching pencils and these Conté can't compare. I'll spend less money on the other brands and get better pencils.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these pencils. We're sorry to hear that they were not to your liking. Please know that if you would ever like to speak to an artist about the attributes of a product you're considering purchasing from us, our Product Information Department is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to advise you!
Big chunky pencils
By Kelly O
These big thick pencils work beautifully for sketching and shading.
A quality stick
By Chase Strohm
from Ephrata, PA
I mainly use these on smooth newsprint, and they work great! Tone goes on smooth and is easy to build up.
bit scratchy on paper
By Iris the purple
from Saudi Arabia
i've used different kinds of paper with the 1710 B, it works well, draws well, thick and rich, but still sometimes scratchy and you can't make any mark with it.the only solution to this is to use a very smooth newsprint paper, then and only then you won't be interrupted by the scratchiness of is. the same applies to the 2B and the sanguine. No idea why .
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