REview for B Grade.
REview for B Grade.
so far so good - like literally, really impressed - i learned to draw using a
mechanical pencil so therefor emy lines were quite stiff to beign with and i got
a few lead breakages - but after adjusting my grip and drawing profiles for
maybe an hour the lead breakages stopped.
These pencils are striaght, evenly cored (suprisingly a major problem in many
well known brands, staedtler being one of them) and the wood seems to be of
superoir quality - often taking a shiny "glittering" effect when shapened in a
long point sharpener.
strong and resiliant, they maintain a point for aobut 20 minutes or so for
detialed or an hour until it starts to become "thick" and pretty much useless if
your doing detailed work
I havent used a uni-hi pencil so i dont know the coparison - but i can say thes
ebeat any other pencils ive used hand' down - mainly the staedtler lumo mar's
pencils as they have too much "grit" and connection with the paper.
As for the lead well it is smooth enough to feel smooth, but ther eis a definate
"fff" sound as you draw - the sound youd expect to hear in an animation studio
really. its not so annoying really, but it depends- if you want a "buttery"
lead as you draw using your should or hld the end of the pencil for long flowing
lines - its not so good for that as say, palomino - but given this, it allows
for a better variety of control.
the end piece past the metal clips appears to be amde out of a polymer plastic -
for what purposes i dont know - but ti does seem to add a better weighting to
the pencil - and really makes it stand out. this means you lose approximately
1.5cm of available pencil use - but im sure you arnet going to moan about that
when you feel the smooth, but grippy texture these pencils offer.
for those who argue that you cant tell the difference in pencils- well, if you
go high enough quality your sort of right- a staedtler will get the job done
nicely - but these are a darker lead, producing better controlled lines , and as
such i can see why theyre favoured by animators and some illustrators.
sow hoy SHOULD you buy this pencil? - if your lookign for good strong linework
, with decent flow, flexibility (in a b or HB grade) then the mono 100 HB/B are
good , storng, well made and superoir pencils to getting the job done - but
they wont make you a miracle worker -try practicsing with a cheaper pencil
first, then move to these - i can gurantee you will appreciate the difference
that much more.