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03 Aug 2016
Specifics of Graphite Pencils

Recently I have been working on a drawing and I needed more pencils so I can reach the sort of realism that I want. I acquired a pack of Kimberly Graphite Pencils from Micheals arts and crafts store. In the package I obtained 10 different grades of pencils which gives us a good array of light and dark.

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Exactly what do you understand about graphite pencils? This was my frist time using graphite pencils and all I knew was there were pencils that may get really dark, almost black, and also light. I also knew that they were called hard and soft pencils but I did not know that have been the hard pencils and that have been the soft. The package on my own pencils explained some stuff so I'll inform you what I be familiar with them.

To start with, a grade is the term for how hard or soft a pencil is (which suggests how light or dark the graphite could get). When a pencil is soft, it gets dark when a pencil is actually difficult, it's light.

All the different graded pencils during my package were:

4H - considered the "hardest" ni the rest of pencils. It's the lightest and it doesn't erase or smudge well. (which may be good).
2H
F
HB
B
2B
3B
4B
6B
8B - considered the "softest" pencils. It gets really dark also it smudges well. You are able to erase it fairly well but because it is so dark, it leaves a bit of residue so you have got to put some effort when you get all of it gone.

The "H" means "hardness", "B" means "blackness, and "F" means "fine point". Along with the lettered scale, where B is the soft pencils and H will be the hard pencils, there is also a numbered scale, that's in which the term number 2 pencils come from.

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