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Soft and creamy in texture, this classic thick-core graphite pencil is ideal for drawing, shading, sketching, highlighting, and detailing. The barrel is made of premium incense cedar wood, a sustainable resource, to ensure smooth sharpening and performance.
Package of 2 pre-sharpened, untipped pencils.
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My favorite drawing pencil
from Maine, USA
Comments about General's Draughting Pencil:
I use it for sketching and shading, it's really nice you can get a really light shade and a really dark shade without much effort, it's very smooth and I have get to have mine break and I use it almost every day (I've also only have had to sharpen it once and then it didn't really need it. I would recommend this to beginners and professionals alike though it might be a little tricky to use if your just getting stared on shading because of how little effort it take to get a dark line.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This pencil can do it all
from Sparta, Illinois
You can use this pencil to sketch, draw, and shade. It blends very well with a blending stump. Sometimes it is the only pencil I use for a drawing.
Great for Sketching
from Philadelphia, PA
I use this pencil primarily for sketching. I also use it on tracing paper since it rubs off very well on just about any kind of paper, as opposed to a pencil with a harder point.
I love these pencils and will definitely purchase them again
from Danville, CA
So easy to order and received them so promptly ! Thank you so much! Your wonderful products, and service remains very appreciated!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Professional grade. These are a designer's go to!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The best pencil ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from San Clemente,CA
Writing music!! m
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By Doobie Keebler
from Mencken, MI
I bought this pencil based on another review stating that this was a good Ebony alternative. It is not. It is a fine pencil and fun to sketch with, but it is not in the same category as an Ebony.This is a hard, somewhat scratchy pencil. It stays sharp for everlongtime, thanks to its hardness. It is not very dark. This seems about comparable to an HB grade Derwent graphic pencil.A Prismacolor Ebony is soft with a buttery laydown. It is also messy and will not keep a point, my only beef with it.I enjoy this pencil and I'll going to buy more, but it's not the deliciously soft and creamy Ebony, nor is it capable of soul-rending darkness like an Ebony.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love it
from Austin, TX
Finally, a super-dark thick core pencil that you can actually draw with. I'm making my first drawing with it, now, and I felt so excited I had to write about it. I've been using Prismacolor Ebony the past few years, since Sanford Design Ebony dissappeared. Maybe I was young and naive, but I loved Sanford Design Ebony. With the Prismacolor, I can't make a good drawing to save my life. Look at my review there for details.Anyway, the nightmare is over! Enter General's Draughting Pencil! This is awesome. It's dark. It erases beautifully (I'm using a kneaded eraser). It blends easily with finger or stump. Getting a range of delicate mid-tones is easy. I hsaven't tried scanning it, yet, but it's sheen appears much more even than the prismacolor. It can get shiny if you use a lot of pressure, but it seems to even out with a little blending. In any case I notice very little glare or unevenness in shine. Wow! I just thought that was the price for getting a soft dark pencil. Not so!Finally, one tip (pun intended) These come out of the box pretty sharp. At first they seemed pretty scratchy and dissappointing, but I kept going, using substantial pressure to blunt and round the tip, then I was pleased. I highly recommend these, if you like a soft, dark, thick core pencil.
Great Practice Pencil
By Vinnie V.
from Austintown, Ohio
Great for practice, very solid pencil that is made in the states.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Fabulous for sketching!
These pencils are terrific for sketching! Nice, soft laydown of tone on paper. My favorite!
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