Paw Prints — pencils

Pencils!

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

You may have seen in my last post, that I'm confined to largely writing left-handed, in pencil at the moment (when I'm not typing on my trusty laptop) as my arthritis has flared up. Hence the arrival of some new pencils to play with has been most timely.

This week, I'm looking at the Nero's Notes Musgrave pencil, and the Blackwing 64.

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64 shades of BIFF! POW! BAM!

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Apparently, back in the golden age of comics (a flexibly-defined term about which there is fierce debate), many were printed with a palette of just sixty-four colours.

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Vikings! And this time...in graphite.

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

  From time to time, Clare calls me and says -  "Theeeeese are niiiiiiiiice..." This week, she has been swept off her feet by Danish invaders. Take this box below - The Artists Set. Now, that's cool.  Or how about the featured picture? Viking X Caran d'Ache. A fabulous mechanical pencil disguised as a yellow school pencil. Naturally, we have many of the Vikings in singles too. Oh - and check out the ruler. The stocktake is complete, a huge thank you to Molly, who dealt with all the pencils while the adults mumbled and grumbled.   Have a fantastic...

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Peter Piper picked a perfect pencil in a pickle

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Don't get me wrong; the reborn Blackwing is a lovely thing to behold, and to use. But they're jolly expensive, getting harder to obtain, and usually come only in bulk, all of which are good reasons to look further.

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Pencil parade...

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I love a good pencil, me. Emphasis is on good though. Scratchy pencils - you know, those ones that seem to have a grain of sand in them as you write - well, they can take a running jump, frankly. But a pencil that writes smoothly, has a decent darkness to the line yet holds its point over many lines of writing...? Well, that's every pencil-lover's dream, isn't it?

Let me give you a flavour of 9 different pencils and what they're good for. Some of them are definitely writing pencils. Some of them are softer and at a push, could be used for sketching or doodling.

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