Cretacolor Monolith Set
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- Cretacolor Monolith set
- Contains 6 woodless graphite pencils
- Graphite water soluble Aquamonolith and a Monolith holder with cap included
- Kneaded eraser and a metal sharpener
- Presented in a sleek matte silver metal box
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The Cretacolor Monolith Set contains 6 woodless graphite pencils, 1 graphite water soluble Aquamonolith, a Monolith holder with cap, kneaded eraser and a metal sharpener all presented in a sleek matte silver metal box.
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The only complaints I have, are that; the extender was just a little bit larger than the pencils, how ever that could have also just been the one that came with my set, and the plastic lining is a little bit fragile - One of my pencils stabbed through it... and that also could have been from being in my bag, which was tossed around a lot in highschool. Seeing as they both have ways to explain why those things occurred, those still don't outweigh the pros to owning this... there isn't an honest reason as to why you shouldn't order this!
Overall, it's worth the price and make a great gift for a friend/family member who loves drawing, or even just for yourself. I ordered mine yesterday, and I can't wait until I receive them!
I didn't know what the purple one was so I had to look it up. I will save you the trouble in case you don't know. You can apparently use it just as you would all the others but then you can go back over it with a wet brush to give the finished look that of a watercolor. The included one is plain black graphite in color but they evidently make a line of all different colors you can purchase. I thought it was neat.
I am not sure how to use the holder. I imagine though that it is used when they get too small to hold with ones hand. When I first opened the kit I tried to jam the full pencil into the holder and thought it looked silly, so that is how I came to that conclusion.
I was a bit puzzled by the cap as well. it fits rather loosely over the pencils. To me, it almost seems as if the way they are sharpened from the factory makes the bevel rather long so the point hits the tip of the cap before the edge has a chance to grip the shaft and hold on. If one were to use a different sharpener and shorten the bevel I imagine it would fix this, or I am just missing something.
The sharpener is of good quality. I have many sharpeners, some I have paid a bit for that perform crappy and some that I have paid pennies for that perform admirably. This sharpener falls under the category of cheap and good. I use it first to sharpen these then use another sharpener to put a fine point on without wasting much graphite.
The kneaded eraser is a kneaded eraser. It was larger than some that I have bought individually but by no means is it huge. I did find it to be of quite a decent quality though.
I imagine that many of my epiphanies about this set are pretty common knowledge to most artists, but if you are just a good drawer looking for something other than a pencil than this may not be so common so i offer it here.
My bottom line is that when I run these out I will buy more and continue to do so until I stop drawing.
-I love the weight of these pencils. They feel really good in my hand.
-I love that I can take these with me where ever I need to go. It is very convenient as it comes with everything I need. Pencils, sharpened, and eraser.
-Different consistencies so I can go from dark to light as I wish.
-Excellent for shading.
-It is very difficult to get a clean, crisp line from these pencils. They shed too much. That's why they are great for shading but when I just need a simple, clean line, it's almost impossible to get it. If the material were packed together a little tighter, there wouldn't be a problem.
-The lightest shade isn't as light as I would have liked.
-I personally don't use this set for very important pieces. I use these for everyday scribbles that I make in my sketchbook. I only use these in important pieces for shading and very carefully!
I am still searching for a set that I can use for more important pieces than everyday scribbles. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know! I need something that makes clean, lines but still good quality.
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