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The carbon pencil is the perfect combination of charcoal and graphite. It has a fine grain, and goes on smoothly and precisely in rich, velvety, matte black lines. Carbon pencils have a consistent softness, for superior blending and texture.
The 5 mm core is encased within a natural cedar wood barrel, making the pencils easy to use, and easy to sharpen for detail work. They are available in four degrees of hardness — B (hardest), 2B, 4B, or 6B (softest).
Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Package of 4 Pencils
One each of B, 2B, 4B, and 6B.
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Dark and soft lines
from Milton FL
Comments about Wolff's Carbon Pencil:
I just bought a couple of these pencils to try them out and they were just fine (2B)... it is a softer kind of charcoal than I've used before... almost "oily" feeling, but it can be erased if you work from light lines and then to darker... results were satisfactory.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Bouguereau study on multi media paper.
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from Long Beach, CA
These pencils produce rich black lines. They blend easily. Dark lines won't erase,but, softer ones do.
My "go to" pencil when I really need rich darks
By Mark T
I don't feel there is really much difference between the 4B and 6B grade but there is definitely a noticeable difference between the 2B and 4B and B. I use carbon in nearly all my drawings and they provide some of the best contrasts when utilized with light grade charcoals. I love these pencils.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By A Fraz wannabe.
In a nutshell these are water soluble,very black and clean.
Sketch Artist's Delight
Wolff's Carbon pencils are a delight to use. They don't break easily and produces super velvety textures in a wide range of values.
from East Bay, Ca
Good little pencil! It's my go-to in my life drawing class. Extremely easy to sharpen and butter smooth. A bit hard for a 2B but, overall very high quality.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Takes some getting used to
By Hockey Mike
from Melbourne, Florida
Doesn't blend as smoothly as charcoal pencils, but if you want very black areas in a pencil drawing with no shine this is what you want. Don't expect lots of varying value, and once it's there it doesn't lend itself to erasing so be certain that's where you want it. Still a very good product once you get the hang of how it behaves. (used it on smooth Bristol and wasn't happy, but works well on a medium surface paper)
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Bobby Orr (graphite, and carbon pencil)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good product, pity they changed it
A pity they stopped making the HB type and made all the variations softer. I liked the older ones more, but thse are still very useful for non reflective blacks.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Lakeport, CA
Great product for realistic drawings. This is the second time I have ordered these pencils, and both times have been very happy with the product. Their color is bright, yet also very smooth.
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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
The most versitile "black" pencil
from Los Angeles
These are a lot like Conte's Pierre Noire pencils (the pencils whose cores have the same formulation as the crayons)but with three key differences, two of which I consider big advantages:(1) Wolff pencils never -really, never- have the inconsistently hard spots the Conte frequently has, which I find a huge inconvenience(2) the cores are smaller and thus take less time to sharpen and hold a point much better(3) they're several grades harder than Conte, by which I mean 4b Wolff = HB ConteA 4b and even 6b Wolff pencil can make extremely faint lines and tones as well as deep black ones, and is the easily the most pressure sensitive -and in this sense most versitle- "chalk" media pencilI know of.I still use the Conte because somtimes the bigger core is an advantage, and at roughly the same price for a much bigger pencil its a better value, but for nothig can replace Wolff's.Combine these two types of pencil with a good soft conventional chrcoal pencil (Pitt and General's are the best) along with vine charcoal and/or Alphacolor black pastel (marketed as "Char-koal") and you'll be able to explot the full, almost paint-like versatility of black chalk meda.
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