Art Supplies!

My office manager went back to visit her family in the Czech Republic. While she was there, I asked if she could pick me up some pencils. She bought a set for me, one of each that they had in the store!

Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with artist pencils, they come in a variance of soft to hard leads. In the instance of this set, 8B would have the softest lead and 10H would have the hardest lead.

Soft lead pencils tend to be darker but because the lead is softer it smudges easily and can be readily blended.

Hard lead pencils are much lighter, but are extremely hard and therefore have a tendency to leave grooves in the paper. In fact, they have the nickname of paper shredders as they have also be known to rip paper when used by an unsuspecting artist. They are generally used for light drafting of artwork before you put down the darker, more defined lines.

(Koh-I-Noor is a well known brand of pencils which originated in the Czech Republic, more on that in another post!)

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2 Responses to “Art Supplies!”

  1. lila1jpw Says:

    Oh nice! You can see if I have any art supplies you could use!

    • bethwagner Says:

      Thank you! The reason why I asked my Office Manager to pick up some art supplies will be discussed in a future post. šŸ˜‰

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