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Students and aspiring artists can enjoy the advantages of quality drawing pencils at an economical price with these versatile graphite pencils. Crafted for a smooth consistent laydown, the leads are made of finely ground graphite and clay.
A special bonding process helps protect the lead from breakage. Pencils are pre-sharpened. They are available separately, in eight degrees of hardness, from 4H (hardest) to 6B (softest).
Goldfaber is Faber-Castell's student brand, offering high quality yet affordable pencils and pastels for students and beginning artists.
Contains 144 graphite pencils, including 24 each of 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, and H, plus 24 stainless steel pencil sharpeners and 24 erasers.
Sketching Pencils Set
Six Pencils in an attractive storage box, plus a plastic sharpener and a dust-free plastic eraser. Includes one each of 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B.
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Some of the best pencils I've had yet
from San Jose, CA
Comments about Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencils:
As a drawer, starting out with an extremely light abd easily erasable sketch is a must for bigger and more complicated projects. The set provides as its lightest pencil, a wonderfully faint 2H pencil, although the weight in the next pencil is a bit of a steep jump as HB is the next lightest. Just as personal preference I would have preferred another pencil somewhere in between, but other than that I have no complaints.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great range of shading values achieved!
By Stacy the Teacher
from McPherson, Kansas
This set lasts through the year! Great range of shading achieved for the variety of assignments given. Having hand sharpener saves on waste!
from Lambertville, NJ
I was hoping for a softer pencil than this one offers and thought by choosing the highest number would be the correct one. The pencils I have been using for the last few years were by Farber purchased in Germany some years ago. I like to use them for shading, therefore the softer the better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Bal Harbour, FL
Very good pencils, variety allows you to try different shades.
The worst I've ever used
from UpState NY
I do detailed landscape drawing and painting. Saw these in the store, loved the little case which is perfect to tuck into my bag to draw on the go. The problem with these pencils is that they:- Don't erase completely from the paper, regardless of the lightness of hand used in laying it down, extra effort was needed w/a hard white plastic eraser....several times. The end result being spots of erased areas and ghosting no matter how hard I tried...even on light values. Which meant that I had to adjust the values just to hide the ghosting, in addition to the normal value adjustments.- Don't smear or smudge, instead the graphite gathers in awkward clumps.- I experienced having little or no control when using the 2, 4, & 6B's. It didn't matter how light my hand when laying down a line, it grabbed the paper and a dark line was the result (on smooth bristol paper).- My guess is that there's a lot of wax in the binder for it to behave this way. - All around pain. Kept the cool tin, tossed the pencils.I've attached an image which is a detail of a drawing. Ghosting can be seen where the trunk of the tall tree on the left was initially placed. Also notice the roundish white areas in the sky behind... these pencils just don't erase properly.
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Detail from drawing.
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Searching for years, found here
from Hartville, WY
For sketching and blocking out on watercolor paper, I want a pencil that is soft and won't leave any kind of groove in the paper. It needs to put down enough graphite for me to see what I've got, but it needs to erase uniformly, whether I've pressed very lightly or rather firmly. In 2009, I found 2 Faber-Castell #2 pencils in my stash that mom had gotten when I was in 9th grade. I had been hoarding them for artwork then and had saved them for art work again. In the last 5 years, I've worn those 2 short and looked actively for something similar. In desperation, I looked over the 2 shorties I've got for a brand name and only one had the Faber-Castell stamped on it. I then searched the Blick website for an F-C #2. I bought 2 of them initially and found they were even better than my old stash, so I bought a dozen. It might seem silly to be so enthusiastic about a pencil, but after looking for over 5 years and spending more than a bit of change, it is understandable!
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Sketch for The Fischer King
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Fave Sketching Pencils
from Athens, Ohio
Love these pencils, have used them for ages.
Great Student Set
By Mrs. Fish Art Teacher
from Lancaster, Ohio
These sets go to my higher level students (we just add some blending stumps, easily stored underneath the tray in the box). The selection of pencils is perfect for creating a variety of values. High quality eraser and a sturdy, effective sharepener.
BEST PENCIL FOR ANY PURPOSE
I came across with Goldfaber when I was looking for a pencil for sketching subjects for my oil pastel painting. I bought the HB, B, 3B and 4B. When I got home and started my work, they are truly amazing because the lead do not break off easily and goes a long way that I do not need to sharpen more often than other pencils. My drawings were neatly made and I can easily blend them with oil pastel. Also, I am using them at work, in note taking at class and taking examinations. They are very practical to use and lasts longer. In fact, 1 pencil lasts for 2 months of overwork with me. What can I say more? Buy one and enjoy living with it.
Police Sketch Artist Approved
I am a police sketch artists who averages five or more composite sketches a week using these pencils. After going through many different brands and never ending breakage and frustration, I bought a 6 pack Faber-Castell Goldfaber pencil kit on the fly after being asked to do a sketch at the last minute at a time when I didn't have my kit with me. I didn't expect much out of these pencils and quite frankly thought it was a beginners student kit due to the price and fact that I got them at a big chain craft store. I immediately fell in love and will not use any other brand of pencils for my sketches. They are very easy to sharpen, they stay sharp, the lead goes on smooth and they blend very nice with tortillion stumps. I usually use 2B, 4B and 6B pencils. I have no complaints and would recommened them to anyone from beginners to professionals.
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