Primo Euro Charcoal Drawing Pencil Set
The Primo Euro Blend Charcoal Drawing set includes:
(1) Primo Elite Grande 5000 Pencil:
This brand new pencil produces rich, dark values with no shine. Excellent for creating more contrast and realism. Students in my 2008 still life drawing workshop were able to test this pencil before it even became available to the general public. They gave rave reviews commenting on it's extremely smooth dark values.
(4) Primo Charcoal Pencils - (3 black, HB, B, 3B, 1 white):
I use these in my drawing workshops, The unique creamy formula lays down and blends easily.
(4) Primo Sticks (3 black, 1 white):
Charcoal Sticks are great for massing in large areas and producing unique backgrounds.
(1) Magic Black Eraser:
This black eraser was formulated especially for charcoal. It does not smudge, cuts a clean edge and won't harm the paper.
(1) Kneaded Eraser:
This eraser can be formed into any shape. Use it to keep your drawings clean and highlights bright. I also use it to gently lighten areas to adjust values and create textures.
(1) All-Art Sharpener with Canister:
These are the same sharpeners we use in my drawing workshops. Designed to sharpen charcoal and carbon pencils without breaking and is able to sharpen the fatter pencils like the Jumbo Hex Carbon and the Carbon Sketch.
I have also contracted with General's Pencil company to offer three other pencils that I highly recommend. The Kimberly 9xxb Graphite, the 2h Extra Hard Charcoal and the Carbon Sketch pencils are three drawing necessities that I simply couldn't do without. You have the option to include these 3 pencils when you order the drawing set.
Kimberly 9xxb extra soft graphite pencil:
This extremely soft graphite has been a hit in my live workshops. Although it is graphite, it doesn't create the dreaded "shine" of other soft graphite. Produces extra smooth, very black values. Darker and with less shine than any other "graphite" pencil on the market today. The wider core is "Carbo-Welded" to withstand four times the normal point pressure and the specially treated cedar wood casings sharpen easily in the sharpener that is included with the Primo set.
Generals Carbon Sketch pencil
This pencil is closer to charcoal than it is to graphite and will produce values darker then the 9xxb above. I use it for the blackest shadow values in many of my drawings. It allows for with the deep rich blacks like of but has a slightly "warmer" tone. This one is great for creating separation between two adjacent dark values. I use charcoal for one and the carbon for the other.
Generals 2H Extra Hard
This pencil is great for creating the clean, dark, sharp edges found in much of my work. The Carbon Sketch and other softer charcoals in this kit are great for the darker values but are too soft for extremely sharp edges and detail. Without a hard dark pencil like this, it would be impossible to create the sharp focus realism I'm known for.