The SKETCH UP is a heavy...
The SKETCH UP is a heavy beast. You will feel manly or womanly every time you
pick it up to sketch. Its octagonal barrel somehow adds to its impressiveness.
You simply cannot ignore its heft.
Having used pretty much only No. 2 pencils my whole life–with mechanical
pencils constituting my sole upgrade–the 5.6 mm lead felt mammoth, yet also
softer and smoother than any other pencil I’ve used.
The SKETCH UP is not as long as your run-of-the-mill pencil, so it will fit into
I am only slightly embarrassed to admit it took me a few tries to figure out the
mechanism that feeds the lead through. You have to push the button at the top of
the barrel with one hand (to release the lead) and use another hand to adjust
the lead to the desired length, before releasing the push button again. Then
you’re all set to draw.
Writing and sketching with the SKETCH UP feels great. Shading is easy and
smooth. It’s maybe heavy for writing a lot of words, but even for taking
notes, it would do well. Sketching, however, is its primary intended purpose,
and for that it is a workhorse.
And, get this: it’s got a built in point sharpener. The push button uncaps to
sharpen your point.
As long as you don't mind a heavier writing implement, this one is a beauty for
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