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This oval pencil with rectangular lead is just the thing for quick, loose sketching, shading, or filling in large areas.
Its wood case sharpens easily with a knife. The pencil is unsharpened.
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Great pencil for shading!
from Sparta, Illinois
Comments about General's Flat Sketching Pencil:
These are great pencils for shading large areas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for form and value rendition.
from Naples, Florida
These pencils are magnificent for establishing shape and, with the different numbers, establishing value. Theses pencils have been a great asset in my finding likeness in portraits.
Flat pencils draw round objects
from Reno, Nevada
I have used General pencils for years. Always work well which sometimes today is rare. Your service and personell are great and I will use your products for years to come.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
More of the reliable service
from Buchanan, MI
As with all of my previous orders from Blick, the pencils arrived sooner than I expected, were packaged very well, and the cost was within my tight budget. The pencils themselves are exactly what I needed for the Creative Drawing class I'm taking at my local art center. Very useful and durable.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A Unique Pencil
from San Diego, Ca
This particular type of pencil (carpenter's), has the unique advantage of being able to have the option of customizing its point. It can be made flat at the tip, or at a wide sharper angle,etc. I have found that a sharp pocket knife or a sharp small size wood chisel works best to get the variations in its point. I also use sandpaper to flatten the tip. The line values of course are fun to explore.
thank you, everything is OK
everything was OK
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
These pencils are a must-have for anyone who loves working in graphite. The unique point allows you a lot of freedom in making marks. Lots of fun! Be sure to buy a carpenter's pencil sharpener too for easy sharpening. I have one by Keson that works great with these pencils.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I like these but...............
from Little Rock, AR.
I have ordered these before and LOVE them....I recently reordered some new one's and they were all messed up. Specifically, the printed darkness-softness values were totally incorrect - example: (4b was actually 6b, 2b was hb, etc.)I checked and double checked these against a chart and other sets of pencils. I do love these pencils and think it was probably a simple printing/marking error, most likely from a single bad-batch).Luckily, I have a label-maker and simply relabeled them. This wasn't a MAJOR issue to me but could be to others (especially to a more novice artist).
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I love the shape of this thing!
By Joe the Cat
from San Francisco, CA
About Me Hobbyist
It's a pencil that doesn't roll away, that has to be sharpened with a pocket knife, but will keep a crazy point, including a flat point.
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