Many friends asked me that the same question, which pencil is best for beginners? And which pencils should used for creating best shading drawing?
I believe, beginners should use an above average quality pencil with keeping their budget in mind. This is because standard pencils provide quicker and better value than normal pencil, when we shade with a lighter hand.
The sooner beginners get good results in drawing, the sooner they will gain confidence.
pencil grades :
Pencil differ by grades. They range in H and B.The scale runs.
9H, 8H, 7H, 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, and 9B.
H stands for hardness whereas B stands for blackness. The higher the number the softer the lead so, 8B pencil has much softer lend than a 2B pencil. and also a soft lead will be much darker.
By the way, I like to create all kinds of drawings whether it is pencil drawing, acrylic or pastel drawing but people give me the title of pencil artist. I have been making pencil sketches for the last 20 years, I have used pencils from many different companies to make drawings. But very rarely did I get a pencil, that I have been holding for years.
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I have been using this pencil for drawing continuously for the last 3 years. When I lacked information, I used to see pencils in two forms. 1 – Expensive pencil 2 – Affordable pencil.
I often avoided using any good brand of pencil for save money. But since I started using good branded pencils, I realized the truth. It is absolutely wrong that good brands are always expensive. I make at least one pencil drawing every day. However one of my pencils last for about 3 months. And at the same time I do not even remember how many local pencils i used in the first 3 months.
I love the softness of this pencil. Blending can be done very well with this pencil. It dose not produced light and dark spots. Which gives us smooth results and make fair drawing.
So for, I have experienced for what kind of texture will come out of the combination of paper and pencil. There are some drawing paper on which drawing made with this pencil, looks very beautiful. And you can create best shading drawing effects with best combinations
I would like to say to beginners that, if your budget allows, definitely try this pencil once.