Pencil Gradient Chart

About pencils

Just in case you ever wondered about the blackness (B) and hardness (H) ratings for pencils, I have provided for you this really handy chart.1

As an illustrator, I have a fascination for pencils. Not that I’m a pencil snob. Probably many other illustrators would have a good laugh at my meager collection of pencils. And pens. But I have great aspirations. :)

Pencil Gradient Chart
  1. Actually, a wikipedia contributor made it and then released it into the public domain. Those people rock.

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