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About pencils

Written by Sherwin, published on October 1, 2009

Pencil Gradient Chart

Pencil Gradient Chart

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. :)

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