General's Flat Sketching Pencils
General’s Flat Sketching Pencils are known for their wide smooth graphite cores and flat, rectangular body. The bold shaped graphite core in this pencil can create both broad and thin lines in one stroke which makes them the perfect drawing tool to practice or create calligraphy. It’s also the perfect pencil to enhance your drawings with bold pencil mark accents.
The degree scale for pencils runs from B (blackness) which is the softest lead thus making the darkest line with least effort, to H (hardness) that holds the hardest lead for lighter lines. HB in the mid-range is similar to a #2 pencil.
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