|Model Number||PILOT PF-10-R|
|Diameter - Max||7.5 mm|
|Length - Body||17.6 cm|
December 30, 2014
I was very excited to...
I was very excited to try these pencils. As a long time user of col-erase colored pencils for under drawings I thought these would be fantastic new replacement since they erase so cleanly. And they do! It's amazing how well they erase.
The eraser is friction based so it never runs out. It simply heats up the pencil wax and the color fades away. It's amazing. However there are some issues. Even after erasing: the wax is left behind which causes some issues when trying to ink or lay down markers. If you draw light it's almost a non-issue, but if you put too much pressure or go over the same spot to many times it can be an problem later.
-- Good strong color
-- Does erase completely
-- Eraser never wears down
-- Eraser doesn't damage paper
-- Lead (wax pencil) snapped off a lot in the sharpener (doesn't effect star rating)
-- Wax pencil: ink and marker cannot seep through into the paper if lines are too thick
If there is too much waxy buildup, you're inks will just sit on top of the wax and smudge the next time the erase or you're hand comes by. Also Markers have a hard time getting through the wax to the paper below and it becomes obvious where the pencil was used.
However, just drawing with the pencils can be a lot of fun. Just keep in mind how risky it can be to ink. Once you're more familiar with how the pencils perform you will be able to safely ink and marker you're work. But I tend to only ever combine the pencils with ink these days.
Also wait extra long before erasing after inking. Because the eraser does not pick up anything like a normal eraser it will push the ink around and smudge the image. The eraser is a hard rubbery plastic used to heat the paper and wax.
December 11, 2014
It doesn't erase completely...
It doesn't erase completely if you lay too much down; this is to be expected with ANY red pencil, though, so I won' dock points for it. If you have a light hand, it will work well for you, though, and the eraser is actually good! It's a brighter red than the Uni Mitsubishi pencil.