What Do All Those Letters and Numbers Mean on the Side of Pencils? Get the Right Pencils for the Right Job
If you are confused about what all the numbers and letters mean on the pencils mean, this blog post is for you. They actually refer to the different hardness or softness of the pencil graphite. You'll need softer graphite to make darker marks and shadows. You'll need harder graphite for lighter marks and more lit areas of your drawing. In this video by Dan Beardshaw, he shows you what each different pencil looks like and gives advice when to use them.
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