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A great addition to a school-goer's pencil case; less useful to the artist!
on 13 September 2014
I have recently taken up sketching and water-colour painting as a hobby after a break of forty years!!! It's something I loved to do as a sixth-former, but have simply not had time since! So, I'm having to put together a basic kit of artist's materials from scratch - an expensive undertaking, even here on Amazon. Which all explains why I was tempted by the modest price of this seemingly comprehensive set. It is indeed fairly priced, but the quality of the contents is not great, and many are of very little use to the serious sketcher. Indeed, I question whether the grading of the pencils is accurate - even the 6B is very hard, and the compressed charcoal sticks even more so - almost impossible to use for free-hand work. This set would be useful in the pencil-case of schoolchildren - the pencil-sharpener and eraser are decent, and always needed; and my grandson is finding the hard, fine-pointed H-grade pencils ideal for geometry.