Favorite Graphite Pencils
I use mechanical pencils, wood pencils (less so, especially for sketching), and drafting pencils. Drafting pencils are a really nice upgrade for regular pencils. (I also use these!) You might not be able to afford an luxury car, but you can afford a nice pencil ($5-20) Anyways, here’s a list of my favorite pencils! Remember, you don’t need any of these to improve your drawing, but it can be more comfy to draw with a nicely designed pencil. Note: The following links to Amazon are affiliate ones, if you buy off these links, you can help support Art-Res & also help me pay for college! These are also hand picked recommendations by me.
What a great piece of engineering this pencil is. This is a pretty light pencil that automatically rotates the graphite as you write/draw so it stays sharp! It’s really neat and makes your lines more consistent.
I absolutely love this pencil, as it was my first drafting pencil. You can buy it in more sizes, even as narrow as .3mm (very nice for details). It’s a bit heavy, but the construction is great, the grip is nicely designed, it’s beautiful, and has a really handy spring loaded clip that can hold a lot of paper.
Faber Castell’s Pencil Sets - I got one of these for Christmas, and I really like them. Really smooth and consistent shading (more so than most regular office pencils) and aesthetic look. The particular set I have, a gift.
Dixon Ticonderoga - $7.67 for a box. Smooth graphite lay down, a classic.
Papermate ClearPoint -$3-6ish depending on what set you get. Love these, even though they start looking a little rough (rubber color fades/top can break off) after a lot of use. The large eraser is great, and I like the side click functionality. They’re also easy to find at stores, which is convenient.
Have heard good things, but have not tried: Rotring & Muji.
If you have a recommendation, please let me know in the comments!
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