Drawing Pencil Sets
Featuring a drawing by
J. D. Hillberry
Recently, I collaborated with
General's Pencil Company to produce a special drawing kit that
contains many of the pencils I use and recommend. The cover of the kit
features a mini sample of one of my charcoal and pencil
drawings entitled "A String of
Memories" along with a brief guide that explains the pencils used to create the drawing.
can order these pencil sets along with other graphite, carbon and
charcoal pencils and sticks directly from my web site here.
Inside the Primo euro blend charcoal
drawing set: (Scroll down for photos.)
On the inside cover you get arrows and explanations of the
pencils, blenders and the steps that I used to create the image on
the cover of the box as well as the charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks,
erasers, carbon pencil and sharpener listed below. I'll even personally sign the pencil set
(1) Primo Elite Grande 5000 Pencil:
This brand new pencil produces rich, dark values with no
shine. Excellent for creating more contrast and realism. Students in
my 2008 still life drawing workshop were able to test this pencil before it even became available
to the general public. They gave rave reviews
commenting on it's extremely smooth dark values.
(4) Primo Charcoal Pencils - (3 black, HB, B, 3B, 1 white):
I use these in my drawing workshops, The unique creamy formula lays
down and blends easily.
(4) Primo Sticks (3 black, 1 white):
Charcoal Sticks are great for massing in large areas and producing
(1) GBS-18 Magic Black Eraser:
This black eraser was formulated especially for charcoal. It does
not smudge, cuts a clean edge and won't harm the paper.
(1) 138E Kneaded Eraser:
This erasers can be formed into any shape. Use it to keep your
drawings clean and highlights bright. I also use it to gently lighten areas to adjust
values and create textures.
(1) S415 All-Art
Sharpener with Canister:
These are the same sharpeners we use in my drawing workshops.
sharpen charcoal and carbon pencils without breaking and is able to
sharpen the fatter pencils like the Jumbo Hex Carbon and the Carbon
Primo Drawing Set Cover
Primo Drawing Set Open
Add more recommended pencils to
the drawing kit
I have also contracted with General's Pencil company to
offer three other pencils that I highly recommend. While these aren't
included in the set I highly recommend them to anyone interested in
creating realistic drawings. The Kimberly 9xxb
Graphite, Generals 2h Extra Hard Charcoal and the Generals Carbon Sketch
are three drawing necessities that I
simply couldn't do without. You have the option to include
these 3 pencils when you order the drawing set.
Kimberly 9xxb extra soft graphite pencil:
This extremely soft graphite became a hit in 2008 at my
workshops. Although it is graphite, it doesn't create the dreaded
"shine" of other soft graphite. Produces extra smooth black
values. The wider core is "Carbo-Welded" to withstand four
times the normal point pressure and the specially treated cedar wood
casings sharpen easily in the sharpener that is included with the
Generals 2h extra
hard charcoal pencil:
I use this more than any other pencil in my extensive collection.
It is great for creating the clean, dark, sharp edges found in much of
my work. The extra hard core hard core hold an extremely sharp point
without breaking or crumbling. Without this pencil, it would be
impossible to create the sharp focus realism I'm known for.
Generals Carbon Sketch Pencil
This pencil is used to render the illusion of the masking tape in the
"String of Memories"
drawing. Combines the smoothness of graphite with the deep rich blacks
of charcoal. The hardness is 4B.
You also have the option to add a signed copy of my drawing
technique book to your pencil order.
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info about my book which has sold over 60,000 copies to date.
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