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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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By Museum Play
from Raleigh, NC
Comments about General's Charcoal Pencils:
We use these in our Art Exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum and love them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This is what I want
I first bought these pencils months ago and have used up the 2b and 4b ones . Primarily using them for figure and anatomy studies on newsprint paper , these work smoothly like a breeze!. This is the best deal for budget-tight artists. Other charcoal pencils I have bought are Conte a paris, Derwent tinted charcoal, Cretacolor 5.6m lead set, General Carbon Sketch, Primo Euro . I don't mind to order more of them .Pros: Cheapest, good quality both in wood and charcoal lead.Great deals overall.Cons: Boring paint job ,the letter on the body easily fade off.
Exactly what I have been looking for
from Cape Cod (MA)
I draw in pencil on toned paper and have been looking for a charcoal pencil sold singly. They only seem to come in sets and I already have enough regular drawing pencils. This single pencil was a perfect price and purchase. Thanks.
I have just recently started using charcoal pencils in my drawings. General's charcoal pencils have proven themselves with smooth and flowing qualities, putting down dark blacks and fine detail as needed. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that in a box of 12 pencils I often find at least one that has a scratchy, unusable core and I have to toss it. I imagine that's common in all charcoal pencils, so General's remains my charcoal pencil of choice.
from Fort Worth TX
Just what I needed at a great price.
Preferred White Penicl
from Ontario, Canada
I prefer to use these for whites, along with my pastel pencils Hard charcoal that sharpens to a point, great for fine details.
Charcoal pencils rule
By Mr. Sketchum
Great for sketching,gridding, and layout
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
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