Types of Pencils...What do the letters HB,2B,3B,4H mean???
There are 14 different types of pencils to get the job done the right way.
Of all the drawing and writing media, are pencils your favorite?
Here you will learn about all the different types of pencils and what work each is suitable for
Since the pencil industry began to flourish, different types and types of pencils have been discovered and categorized according to their levels of hardness and the amount of black they could produce.
The following are the main categories of pencils still in use in modern times.
This type of pencil is extremely dark and comes out as the darkest gray on paper. It is best used for drawing and design purposes as it makes very dark and obvious marks that end up standing out on a page.
Almost similar to the 8B, this type of pencil is also great for art-related purposes. It gives a very dark gray shade that sticks to the paper and makes the designs look great on the paper.
This pencil is best for those who like to draw and is especially meant to add dark values to the pieces of your drawing. This is also a great choice for creating portraits where you would like to achieve realistic textures such as leather, fur or cloth.
This pencil produces a darker mark than the ones that follow and is quite a bit softer than a 2B pencil for example. This is because the higher the B number of a pencil, the softer the pencil will be.
The 4B pencil is slightly lighter than the previous ones and is also a great choice for sketching and drawing. Anyone who has a knack for art and drawing will definitely enjoy using this pencil.
This pencil looks more like a mix of dark and light, but it's more towards a lighter gray. It is an ideal choice for those who want their designs to contain bright values with light shades of dark gray.
The 2B pencil is best for medium to dark shading and provides a good range of tone or value from light to dark shade. It is commonly used for artistic purposes, especially drawing, shading and sketching.
This pencil falls right in the middle of the pencil scale. HB is a very hard pencil, making it quite a hard pencil even for drawing purposes.
In this case, the "H" refers to the hardness of the pencil. This means that the higher the H value of a pencil, the harder it will be to lead. And the harder the pencil, the lighter the pencil will be.
"H" pencils are generally very hard and can hold an edge in place, ensuring excellent accuracy. They also make light lines that can be erased with great ease and ease, so one can easily use these pencils to draw products or write things on paper.
This type of pencil is ideal for any technical work that involves creating lines that are easily erased. This is especially so because 2H contains a very light amount of lead. It is also a great choice for those who are just starting to draw and want to add very light shades to their drawing.
3H is an extremely light shade of gray that leaves a very light impression on the paper. It can be a great choice for sketches where you need to add light shades or fill in the gaps slightly with a pencil.
This is a great pencil choice for light, subtle and even shading. It is more on the gray side and less shiny due to the amount of clay it contains. It's also easier to keep sharp so it can be easily used for shading and sketching.
This type of pencil helps create the darkest and thinnest lines given its hardness levels. This is because it falls towards the end of the "H" or hardness scale, thus giving a hard touch. It is a great choice especially for those who are into drawing and sketching and want to draw dark lines.
This is a premium quality graphite pencil designed primarily for sketching, writing and drawing. It is an ideal pencil for artistic and technical applications.
Keeping the hardness rule in mind, it gives the maximum hardness with the darkest and thinnest appearance on the paper.
Now that you know all about pencils, which one will you use for your drawing and sketching?