Nothing beats graphite for drama and impact, and this pencil creates all the dramatic effects you could wish for, and more. Used dry, the soft, wide strip is perfect for loose, free sketches and bold line drawings but add water and you’ll bring a totally new dimension to your work. Watch the graphite gently dissolve into subtle tones, adding a softness and charm to any style of drawing. Available in three versatile degrees, it opens up an exciting new world of line and wash sketching.
Good on the whole, I prefer paint for larger things - they do flowers really well. Penelope Scott (Newton Stewart, United Kingdom) on 5 Mar 2015
These are lovely to draw with. Water brush needed and some paper and you can sketch anywhere. A C Burleigh (Canterbury, United Kingdom) on 23 Feb 2016
On good water colour paper, the graphite, when wet with a brush, simulates a granulating water colour pigment. Versatile and beautiful! Julie Weaver (Winnipeg, Canada) on 19 Dec 2015