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Create bold strokes like a graphite stick, with the clean control of a mechanical pencil. These extra-thick leads are designed for use in the Cretacolor Lead Holder.
Each sharpened stick measures 4-5/8" (12 cm) long and 7/32" (5.6 mm) in diameter. Each box contains six of one lead type.
Made in Austria.
Assorted Colors, Box of 6
This set contains one each of While Chalk, Sanguine (oil), Black Compressed Charcoal (medium), Graphite 4B, Sepia Dark, and Sepia Light.
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® Cretacolor is a registered trademark.
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Excellent leads. Dark consistant lines, great for shading.
By Jack the Artist
from McHenry, IL
Comments about Cretacolor Leads:
Very happy with the leads, consistent and very good quality!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I am kind of unsure about this product. They don't work newsprint paper very well. The charcoal lead is gritty and not dark enough like other brands. The colored ones feel under-pigmented to me , they are smooth ( oil added) but hard to layer.Maybe newsprint is not the companion paper.After trying them out, I kinda feel discouraged to use them.I am thinking of a way I can use them up instead of just let them be in the drawer forever.Also, when I opened the tiny plastic box set, two of them were broken in half . It's not too terrible to me though.
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 leads. A more substantial, toothier paper will give better results, and our Product Information Team is happy to discuss this further with you. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cretacolor lead holder & individual leads are GREAT!!
from Huntsville, AL
I had a problem initially with the holder but customer service jumped right on it & I had my replacement in just 3 days. I love the items. They are high quality and super value. I will tell everyone I know about BLICK!!
Creatacolor 5.6mm leads
from New Jersey
Creatacolor 5.6mm leads are great!Work as expected,and a great value!Use them in my lead holder.
from Richfield, MN 55423
I only use the graphite and medium charcoal. They last a good long time and work well for large shading and sharpening for fine lines. They hold their point well if rotated during use. Only problem I have is that the 6b is only available on line.
By Kelly O
When used with the lead holder, these are a terrific tool for precise line making.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from San Ramon, CA
Used with the holders (plastic or wood/metal) these graphite sticks are a delight. The differences in hardness/softness are consistent. Great for large or small work. I use these for teaching drawing to students of all abilities.
By Mixed media Lynn
First time I've ever used a charcoal holder. Like it for reducing the mess, but then of course I smush it with my fingers so get messy anyway. Still am using it and enjoying.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Don't judge a book by its cover I would write them.
lead is OK
Bought for sketching in color other than regular graphite grey. Also looking for white for value/contrast. Wish I could get a set of just one color / type though.
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