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Lyra Graphite Crayons are excellent for sketching, layout, and design. These crayons glide over most papers. The paper covering keeps hands clean in the process.
Approximately ½" (13 mm) in diameter and 4½" (114 mm) long. Available in three degrees.
Available in regular graphite or watersoluble graphite, these handy plastic containers hold eight each of 2B, 6B, and 9B Lyra Graphite Crayons.
Watersoluble Graphite Crayons
Use these watersoluble graphite crayons with a brush and water for monochromatic water color effects. They're non-staining and erasable when dry. Available in three degrees.
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By Doggy Mom
from Lewes, DE
Comments about Lyra Graphite Crayons:
This is a wonderful way to transfer a drawing to water color paper without having dark marks that need to be erased before you begin to paint. No more black smudges and messy fingers from using charcoal sticks! When you paint over these light lines they dissolve away and blend lightly into the water color paint. I bought seven extra to share with painting friends.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Columbia, MD
I've been using Lyra watersoluble graphite for the last 4 years and I love it. It's my go-to drawing tool, especially when I'm drawing large.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Neat tool, feels great in my hand
from Massanutten, VA
I purchased one of the waterproof (6B) and water soluble (9B) graphite crayons for mark making on my acrylic paintings. Even the 9B (softest) doesn't really make a very dark mark. With time and use the crayon will wear down to a fatter mark or the non-pointy end could be used to create a fat line/mark. The soluble crayon is fun because when you paint over it smears like watercolor crayons (except much easier since there is no wax binder) or if you go over it lightly with matte medium it will stabilize the line and darken it greatly. The waterproof crayon darkens a bit and smears a little with matte medium/paint but it is not that different than my regular graphite pencils. They both feel great to hold/draw with and they glide across the paper/dried paint easily adhering to either. It is a unique product in the size and shape and I am enjoying playing with them for there tactile properties more than anything.
Valuable and Necessary to Your Artist Drawing Skills
By Lou from Medina
from Medina, Ohio
Water soluble and blendable
from Wheeler, WI
I buy these alot and love them.
I love this product
from North Tustin,ca
This is a great pencil for painting with water color or acrylic paints.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic and fun drawing material
By Carolyn B
from Camden, Maine
My students and I love these drawing crayons. We use them along with non-soluble graphite sticks, and are always pleased with the results. I've shown students that they can draw with non-soluble graphite and pencil, and add this soluble graphite to select areas, then blend with water. The lines from the non-soluble media stays put, keeping the energy of the drawn lines and marks, while the soluble areas blend well to add tone similar to an ink wash. These are especially fun for drawing large works, for dramatic results.
Lyra Graphite Crayons
from Warsaw, In
After presenting a pencil sketch for a commission (first in years)I began looking for a product that I could use for the larger22 x 30 final that needed to be much larger than a pencil, softer and easy to change the value range with pressure alone. The wet version allows me to blend like the spontaneous sketch. I love this product and will explore a new series.
By User Guy
from Littleton Co
The water soluble effects are similar to drawing with charcoal.
By Queen Claudia
from Murrieta, CA
This crayon even writes over an underpainting. Versatile. Can't wait to continue experimenting!
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