There are many brands of graphite pencils that you can choose from. If you are interested in drawing fine art, you will need to use a high-quality graphite pencil. I have come up with a list of 4 top graphite pencil brands that are common for fine art artists to have in their studio.
To create your best work you need to use the best tools.
Trying different graphite pencils will not break the bank. Even the highest quality is not that expensive.
Each graphite pencil will have a different feel and value consistency. By trying different brands, you will be able to find what is best for your style.
Here are 4 of my favorite graphite pencil brands to help you get started.
4 Top Graphite Pencil Brands
Tombow Mono graphite pencils are well known by artists and are now the main pencils I use for my graphite drawings.
Tombow Mono drawing pencils are crafted with the highest quality materials and have an extra-refined high-density graphite that is encased in premium in hard cedar wood.
Practice Your Drawing Skills
Even the best pencils will not make your drawings look better if you are not working on enhancing your drawing skills.
Take a few minutes every day to practice controlling the pencil.
Learn how much value each grade offers.
Learn how not to score the paper by pressing down too hard on the drawing surface.
Here are some drawing tutorial videos you might enjoy:
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3 Drawing Exercises to Build Control
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