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An excellent-quality pencil made of highly refined willow charcoal and fine organic blacks available in 4 degrees of black and 1 degree of white. White can be worked over the black. All are pre-sharpened and have smooth cedar casings.
Box of 72 Pencils
Contains 24 pencils each of 2B, 4B, 6B, a perfect assortment for classroom instruction.
Charcoal Pencils, Set of 8
Contains one each of HB, 2B, 4B Charcoal pencils, two 6B Charcoal pencils, one Charcoal White 558 pencil, one Carbon Sketch pencil, and an All-Art Sharpener.
Classroom Art Pack
Contains 24 each 2B and 6B charcoal pencils, 24 each Charcoal White and Carbon Sketch pencils, 24 sticks compressed charcoal, 1 box willow charcoal, 12 each sandpaper paddles and All-Art sharpeners, 18 each Magic Black erasers, and 24 tortillions.
Includes one of each, 2B, 4B, 6B, white, and a kneaded eraser.
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Charcoal pencils rule
By Mr. Sketchum
Comments about General's Charcoal Pencils:
Great for sketching,gridding, and layout
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good pencils at a great price.
By Mark T
I was first introduced to charcoal back in 2006 and General's charcoal pencils happened to be one of the first. Over the past ten years, I've experimented with other types of charcoal and found some that are superior and others than are inferior. For me, General's charcoal pencils have a dual purpose: 1) for doing simple sketching or layout and 2) for doing artist work on a long drawing where I don't want deep, rich blacks. Like many charcoal pencils, General's are a little chalking but like many others I have tried. They blend really well and one can get a pretty decent range of values by using just a couple of pencils of varying grades. For the price, I think General's quality is one of the better options for any artist on a budget.
Using charcoal pencils
from Geneva, Alabama
Truthfully, I don't know enough about working with charcoal to give a good review, imo. The black pencils seem to do exactly what they are supposed to do, and yes, i'm totally satisfied with them. And btw, they smudge just the way I want them to, which is great. I really looked forward to the white charcoal...never even knew there was such a thing...but am totally disappointed with it. I had hoped to be able to use it for highlights on black areas in my art work, but it doesn't show up enough, not even close. Possibly it would work to help mix lighter pencil colors, but that's not what I wanted. Ah, well, live and learn, right?I'm going to put that I would recommend this to a friend, but will qualify here: NOT the white, just the black.
I would buy this product again
from Charleston WV
Great charcoal pencils
Great little packet
I love the pencils. So easy to work with
Set of Three Pencils and a Lone White Charcoal Pencil
from Reidsville, NC
I bought a set of these to use in the art classes I am taking. These are great! Great quality, easy to sharpen, and though they are charcoal they do not break easy.
Blick always has what I need at the best price
from San Clemente, CA
It is hard to trust online reviews, because everyone's perception is different. I do shop around online for quality art products, and then I wonder why when it comes to quality art products I always end up back where I started at Dick Blick. If it's out there they will get it for me--especially for hard to find items-- they are my go to store.
from Powder Springs, GA
The pencils are great, I love the way the pencils connect from lightest to darkest
Clean Charcoal Pencils
from Sarasota, FL
The variety of softness allows for great sketches. The encased charcoal makes using them clean and easy.
from College Station, TX
It made things white
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