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Faber-Castell Pencils
« on: September 21, 2008, 07:11:41 am »
Put simply, I love these pencils! :D

They look snazzy and don't cost an arm and a leg ;)

I don't know how they compare with other pencils in terms of effectiveness and quality, but how can you hate pencils which look as cool as Faber-Castell Grip 2001's  :D

here is a funky pic of them http://www.artmaterials.com.au/images/fab_gripfan220.jpg :)

Does anyone else share my enthusiasm for these pencils or any other funky looking ones? 8)



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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 07:17:13 am »
I love pencils, and German chocolate. You think they will ever make... a chocolate pencil?  :o
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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 07:19:10 am »
 :o .... I'm going to go copywrite that now!

Mmm... The taste of graphite compliments the chocolate so well :D 8) *drools*


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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 11:07:08 am »
I've started using Pencils less and less and Markers more and more.  But I still crack out my pencil crayons when I need to blend something a specific way, or make a color combination I can't manage with my markers.
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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 11:14:14 am »
Wow, I wouldn't feel safe with markers as I make mistakes very often x_x :D

Being able to rub out lines is a valuable asset for me ;)


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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 11:42:47 pm »
I think Faber-Castells are far better than Derwent, and cheaper too ^^

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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 12:21:35 am »
I use Derwents for sketching, and Prismacolors for coloring.

I have an enormous stock of both that I may never run out of. >.>

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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 07:35:49 am »
Agreed. Faber-Castells are by far the cheapest artist-quality pencils around. There are better pencils, but they're a lot more expensive.
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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 07:03:48 pm »
 :-[ I use a silver Papermate G-Force mechanical, filled with Pentel 0.5 mm high polymer lead.  It's HORRIBLE for drawing, but since I've used it so much, I can get crisper lines and cleaner gradients with it than anything else.  This is the only tool I use.  I really need to expand my horizons . . . .
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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 12:29:01 am »
I use mostly Castel 5H for sketching, but I have a broad range of faber-castel, kimberly, and staedtler pencils.  Somtimes I opt to use a pentel .05 lead pencil too.  Mirado black warriors are good too, if a dark line is what you want.  the only pencils i've found that I dont like are those that come from the dollar store, and those ones that arent made of real wood.

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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 01:33:28 pm »
I have a whole bin of em! They are perfect with shading, dont break easily and the look awesome! I love looking for new colors every now and then when I go to pearls.

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Re: Faber-Castell Pencils
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 06:16:59 am »
Alas, I've only had experience with the Prismacolor pencils, in my art class. But your pencils seem vividly familiar. I've probably tried them back in the day and just don't recall.


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