When this pencil is sharpened to a fine point, it is perfect for detail work done at later stages of a drawing.
For getting details in your drawing sharpen to a fine point. A sharp point must be maintained throughout to keep fine detail. Use a very light touch when using a pencil like this one. To get darker colors repeat many layers instead of pressing harder. Do not press too hard or you will break the pencil point into little pieces. A heavier hand may be used but fine drawings are possible with a light touch. The edge of the pencil may be used to get broader strokes. Blending and smudging of the charcoal is possible and is highly recommended. Soft charcoal pencils give you a broader darker stroke while harder charcoal pencils give you more of a fine, thin stroke. This pencil falls right into the middle. Use a kneaded eraser to remove charcoal or add textures.
Savior Faire, the dealer of this pencil, deals strictly in the finest art stationary supplies the world has to offer American artists. Every product line represented by Savior Faire has been chosen for its longstanding tradition as a premier manufacturer or as an interesting newcomer with innovative products and ideas. Cretacolor, the maker of these fine Charcoal pencils is a perfect example of this. Cretacolor is the direct descendent of the company started by Joseph Hardtmuth in 1790 and is famous for their superior quality art supplies.
Achieve the smooth and vivid lines of charcoal with the convenience of a pencil. Has a sharp, fine point for effectively detailed work. Blend and smudge as well with this creativity-emphatic tool. Think outside the box. Made in Austria. (more info)
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