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SHADES Proportional Grayscale Pencil HB


One Pencil per Package (three shown for scale clarity)


The SHADES 5-Value HB pencil has a birch handle. The image shows three views of a pencil. Note how the value scale is reversed and repeats itself in the opposite direction so you do not lose the entire scale until more than three quarters of the pencil has been sharpened.

Each pencil contains a 5-Value grayscale, from 100% black, 75% grey, 50% grey, 25% grey, to 0% black (white). This allows the user to quickly and accurately check subject values for comparison to their drawing values for correction. This unique tool also contains a scale for accurately measuring proportions and perspective and is used to refine the  drawing and bring it to completion.

This 5-Value pencil is great tool for Art educators and provides an inexpensive tool to teach the principals of grayscale and proportion. It is an ideal tool to aid the student, beginner  or recreational artist in these important technical principles.  

It is for developing a preliminary drawing. It is typically used with a 11-value 6B pencil which is used to develop a  refined drawing