Faber Castell PITT Graphite Matt Pencils are a revolution in graphite drawing. This pencil range allows you to experience all the beauty of graphite but without the shimmering, shiny laydown commonly associated with the medium. They give an ultra-matte finish ideal for artists who find the glare of traditional graphite distracting.
This range of innovative pencils have been specially developed to reduce light reflections on your drawing surface. This results in areas of graphite laydown with exceptional depth and darkness - with no glimmering sheen. The variety in degrees of hardness lets you to explore all shades of graphite from wispy greys to deep, inky blacks - all with exceptionally smooth application. PITT Graphite Matt pencils are ideal for artists looking to create monochrome graphite work.
PITT Graphite Matt pencils are extra-break resistant and are made using carbon-neutral manufacturing methods. Faber Castell source their materials from certified sustainable, FSC approved wood suppliers. Each pencil is finished with an environmentally friendly water-based varnish. These pencils do not contain any animal-derived ingredients so are vegan friendly.
Available in 8 degrees from HB to 14B.
These pencils are indeed very matte. I bought a single pencil from HB up to 14B each so I was able to see how each grade works.
The lower grade pencils are not as dark as regular graphite pencils, but that is why I end up using up to 8B and in some cases 10B. Nevertheless, they do produce a matte result with only a small amount of reflection (it is still graphite after all) and blend easily with a blender stump.
Also, I did manage to get through most of my HB pencil on a single 11" x 14" drawing, so I will be stocking up on HB pencils.
Overall, I would recommend that you get from every grade up to 8B/10B. 29246 Miroslav Shtarbev (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 4 Mar 2022
I have looked for Matt Pencils for quite awhile and when I saw these thought I would try them. They have a slight shine when you use them point down, but if you slant the pencil to make a shadow or shade under a tree, the result is excellent. I am very happy with them. Christine Watson (Heywood) on 9 Mar 2022
I bought three of these pencils in different grades. I was disappointed to find that they weren’t very matt, and the effects were more like coloured pencils, so I won’t be buying any more. Catherine Ensor (Bruton, United Kingdom) on 20 Dec 2021