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This is one of the smoothest...
October 28, 2010
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This is one of the smoothest blue leads I have used - definitely great for drawing and sketching. An added bonus is the reformulation did make them stronger than Pentel's previous blue leads. They can actually hold their own under pressure and on a rough tooth paper..

Blues being a wax-based lead, they never do erase quite as well as graphite, but these ones do erase better than other blues I've used. They also don't cause ink to bead up and roll off the lines like other blues...

All in all, the best blue leads I've used.
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For my purposes, this...
February 23, 2015
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For my purposes, this lead didn't really work that well. I had hoped to use it when taking notes to call out certain portions of text, but the lead drags, almost feeling waxy; the resulting written text is very light. I'm now only using it with small text stencils, which it works well for. This same review also applies to the red version of this product, which I also purchased and experienced exactly the same results with.
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If you're an artist hoping...
July 13, 2015
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If you're an artist hoping this lead will give you the non-photo blue effect, it will be too dark, even to remove with Photoshop. But the lead is strong and the color is rich and dark. So it's good otherwise! It'll be able to be scanned so if you want to do some blue sketches and not lose it entirely, this is the lead for you.
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Love it, love that it...
November 10, 2014
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Love it, love that it is stronger than previous ones as advised and it doesnt smudge, did great for me and inks lay over it well
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Great for initial pencils...
May 24, 2016
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Great for initial pencils on comic books
Works great! The color...
May 6, 2016
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Works great! The color is fantastic and is really helping me improve my heavy-handed habits. My sketches look much cleaner and the lead doesn't smudge. Best part, the lead arrived two days earlier than estimated! Will totally purchase more when needed.
I like it, I can draw...
April 8, 2016
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I like it, I can draw to blue sketch then full black market.
The lead breaks way to...
February 9, 2016
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The lead breaks way to easy. I've noticed that it's extremely flimsy. It also won't erase easily and it leaves blue marks on the page. I probably won't buy more anytime soon.
Not really a fan of this...
January 15, 2016
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Not really a fan of this lead. Far too waxy and it snaps extremely easily, even when a very small amount is advanced.
idk if it's that it's...
December 22, 2015
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idk if it's that it's .5 lead or blue but it cracks pretty easily
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