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Made of pure graphite in a convenient pencil shape and size, these woodless wonders give you more of what you want a pencil for. Purchase a set in each hardness so you can render different tonal values with ease.
They're perfect for creating broad strokes and crisp edges, and they can also produce thin lines and render details as you draw or sketch.
Sharpen them in a handheld sharpener without the mess of wood shavings. These pencils come pre-sharpened. HB is the hardest, and 8B is the softest.
Set of 4
Contains 4 smooth Woodless Graphite pencils, including 1 each of HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B hardnesses. Also included is a handheld sharpener.
® General's is a registered trademark of the General Pencil Company.
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I love General Pencil Woodless graphite!
By Donna Roskamp/Artisitc Attitudes
from Howell, Mi
Comments about General's Pure Woodless Graphite:
I love working with General's woodless graphite pencils. They go on smoothly. I love how they feel in my hand.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Any Other Name-Graphite, 9x12 using Genral's Woodless Graphite Pencils
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Makes my Life Easier
By Conjure Fine Art
from Vancouver WA
I have an ongoing portrait series that I work on to relax in between bigger projects. I find these pencils really help me spend less time blocking in shadows and backgrounds and more time doing the sort of detail work that I really enjoy. It lays down nicely and smoothly, but lifts well with a variety of erasers. I would buy these again.
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By Jimboybobbyman IV
from San Antonio, TX
Having used other brands of wood less pencils I was surprised at just how well this one held up. Even with it being a softer graphite I never had to worry about it snapping. The Quality of the actual pencil is... Well it's no *insert reference to other brand here*, but by no means is it bad. Definitely recommend if you do a lot of graphite drawings
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I fell into these pencils years ago by accident, trying to look fancy with the art supplies I bought. for school At the time, I was drawing full renders with pencils, and when I saw these, it was a no brainer. What I didn't know is that these pencils would spoil me for life. I dislike working with wood pencils when drawing now, and if I can't have a mechanical pencil, I best have one of these with me. I always have a 2B in my travel case, and I always have it with my regularly used art supplies. Now that I've found I can buy them not in a packet with 4b and 6b, I don't ever think I'll turn back!
I would purchase this product again and again
from Green Bay, Wisconsin
These are great for sketching and drawing. They will last forever!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Near perfect graphite pencils
from West coast
I have used these pencils for years. I have the full range of hardnesses. For most purposes I like them better than standard wood-cased graphite pencils for the following reasons.They go down so smoothly, almost creamy, just gliding onto the paper. They blend absolutely beautifully with a stump, a Q-tip, or your finger. The softer pencils have excellent darkness. They sharpen easily with a hand sharpener to a good sharp point. The solid graphite means you can shade wide swaths of paper with the side of the tip. They feel weighty and solid in your hand. Drawing with them just feels good. This is minor, but they also look good with their shiny lacquered surface.On the down side, the price of such creamy goodness in a pencil is that the sharp point wears down quickly, but that's because the pencil is doing what it should do - transfering the graphite to your paper. Nevertheless, it means more frequent sharpening. If I have some very fine detail areas (I mean really small), I often use a standard graphite pencil. The other down side is that if someone really hates sharpening by hand, these pencils are not for them. These and other woodless pencils can easily break in an electric sharpener. Not just the tip, but the whole pencil just snaps in the middle from the torque.These two issues are really minor IMO in comparison to the beautiful results and great feel of these pencils. The price is also reasonable, and it's a USA company. I will contiue to use these as my primary graphite drawing pencils for a long time to come.
By Daughter of Promise
from Freeport, IL
These pencils are very nice to work with. They are smoothe and easy to create gradual tone transitions.
Much cheaper then same product in store
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
These change the way I draw
I love love love these pencils! If you haven't tried woodless before (these are my firsts), you should give them a shot. Drawing feels so loose and natural with them - perfect for gestures. You rarely 'need' to sharpen them, unlike wooden pencils, and they can make great soft lines and values when they wear down. But when you do sharpen them they can have a point as sharp as a mechanical. A word of advice - as you might expect, the darker values will smudge like crazy in a spiral sketchbook unless you use fixative. I haven't had problems with HB or 2B though.
from Chicago, IL
I don't draw. In fact I'd consider myself creatively challenged. But I wandered into my local Blick's in search for some unique writing utensils and found this awesome pencil. I'm happy to not deal with annoying wooden shards when I sharpen, and the pencil just feels really smooth and writes without resistance. Everyone at my office always oohs and aahs at my pencil when I write.
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