Post Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:11 pm

Welcome to the forum. Nice to have you here.

Yeah alot of graphite pencils are not pure pigment I don't think. I used to use some staedtler pencils and they had the hard pigments in them that scratched the paper. I was recommended to try Derwent pencils and I like them alot more. I think they are alot more pure pencils. You may want to try them also if you are sick of the Faber Castells. I know alot of pencil artists that swear by Derwent and I've loved them so far, no problems.

Anyways, great to have you here and I hope you post some of your work.