Prismacolor Ebony Graphite Drawing Pencils, Black, Box of 12
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- Intensely dark ebony graphite helps set your art apart
- Designed for sketching, portrait and figure drawing and illustrating
- Rich, velvety smooth laydown
- Cores resist cracking and breakage
- Includes: 12 Ebony graphite pencils
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However, having never used Ebony pencils before, I do like them and enjoy the varied strokes and layering you can do with them. I suggest starting out first using them very lightly then as you need to, build up the depth and tone. They are difficult to completely erase once the tone is quite dark/heavy on your paper.
I used them on Bristol paper and the combination of the smoothness of the paper and pencil gave for a lovely, rich working partnership. The pencils glided and were easy to 'manipulate' to the strokes and texture I wanted. They sharpen very nicley and I found working with them using the sharpest point possible was my preferred use. They do tend to smudge but this can be solved by placing a sheet of tracing paper under your working hand (I use tracing paper, as so I can still see what I have done/where I am upto etc.). A light fixative on the finished work will help the pencil not to smudge as it is being handled by the framer.
I would recommend these to any artist who enjoys drawing/sketching. I am an artist of 16 years now but only found out about Ebony pencils in January 2011! For quick sketching or more detailed work, you can achieve the lightest of tones and values with them (use your kneaded eraser to gently lift off pencil) or a dark enough tone/value, within the limits of the one pencil. You could combine a charcoal pencil to achieve 'jet black' tones/values, if you wished and they can be used on multiple surfaces with interesting effects.
Using various pressure I can create a wonderful array of shades from light grey to a rich, bold black. I added images (look on the product page just above the right side column of Reviews) to show a comparison of the rich black versus the black of the Pigma Micron Pen as well as various shading applied on sketch paper.
The box came with 12 pencils all in new and unbroken conditions. I have had nothing but a wonderful experience with these. I sent a box to a friend of mine and he loves them too!
I highly recommend these graphite pencils.
* In the photo these ebony pencils are on the top, in the middle is a black colored pencil, and the bottom is your everyday HB pencil.
When sharpening, make sure you use the BIG HOLE in the sharpener your using. It helps MUCH more.
But it will keep chipping off if you use the tiny hole!
THIS IS A AWESOME SKETCH PENCIL THAT MAKES ME HAPPY ALL DAY :D " in the future a lot further than you could imagine "
The range of values, line weights and textures that you can get with these is pretty wide. The leads are smooth just like it says, and they don't have the impurities that I notice some other soft led pencils I've used have. So, if I'm drawing with these, I won't have something stupid like a random piece of hard 'something' randomly deciding to scratch and impale my paper.
As someone who uses mechanical pencils a lot, these were an interesting change for me. I feel like the thickness of the lead helped me to be more 'decisive' and bold with my drawings. When I draw with a thin pencil lead, I kind of can't help but feather my lines a whole lot to give them substance. I feel kind of silly for not realizing until now that a more versatile pencil like this would help with these problems, but it does. So, I even though these are not jet black, I like them very much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am pleased with this pencil. Gives very smooth dark lines and is easy to sketch with. Prismacolor has a very good reputation for their products and this pencil is no exception.Published 10 days ago by K. L. Clayton
My favorite drawing pencil. I give them to my art students. And I travel with the Ebony, it's a very good drawing tool. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Lange Kimball
The pencil smudges as my child's hands rub over. I'm not sure if it is intended to do that, but it didn't work for us.Published 1 month ago by Sally
Arrived on time with 12 unbroken pencils.
I tested it out and was pretty satisfied with the results. Read more
The lead would always break and become loose on the wood casing, very annoying, not recommended.Published 2 months ago by Joseph L.