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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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These worked for me when nothing else did.
Comments about Lyra Graphite Crayons:
I came across these by accident. But they were perfect for what I needed as a muralist
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Smooth and versatile
from Fincastle, VA
Love my graphite to play loosely and then paint over and be surprised with what happens.
The darkest graphite that goes on smoothly
from New York
I have tried many types of graphite in different levels of softness, and Lyra is my brand. The watersolube is perfect for making super rich and textured marks. With other brands each graphite stick behaves differently, yet Lyra is super consistent and even after a few years of sitting it maintains the same quality.Typically I apply many layers, pressing very hard and the results are incredible. Most think it looks like sumi ink.
from Salina, Ks
Wonderful for covering large areas that need a darker value.
from Joplin MO
Truly impressed with the versatility of this product. It lsys down so smooth and the brush picks it up off the stick fabulously. So much better than several of the high cost brands i have purchased previously at 10 times tbe cost. You cant go wrong here!
VERY smooth, lovely heft, nice thick bold lines
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
I'm a fan of strong, bold lines from pencils that feel good in my hand. These Lyra graphite crayons really fit the bill. Fat strong lines. Very dense, too -- feels great in the hand (not like a wood-case pencil that you feel might fly away if you sneeze at it). The paper *should* prevent it from breaking if I ever drop one, but so far neither me, or my 6-year-old, or my roommate's cats have tested this hypothesis. I prefer the softer grades. I bought about a dozen the last time they went on sale, and big as these things are, that'll probably last me a good long time.
Gorgeous water soluble graphite
from Encinitas, CA
I bought Nos. 2B, 6B, 9B. Love the 9B the best. Rich blacks. Lovely used in figure drawing with a water brush to pull out some grays. Very reasonable price.
By Doggy Mom
from Lewes, DE
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.
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.
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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.
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