Freedom and expression go hand in hand, which is why graphite pencils come in extra large sizes. With the smooth surface of this particularly large graphite stick, a world of artistic expression can be realized. The extra large width is ideal for sweeping across large surfaces, to sketch and color, but the pointed bottom corners also serve as a writing tool.
Produced by one of the oldest pencil manufacturers in Europe, this wide graphite stick sets new boundaries for creativity with a wide range of uses and a large rod for direct drawing on a large scale.
Use for drawing large illustrations, portraits, still lifes and landscapes. The broad sides can capture shadows and planes easily for a gesture drawing. Use for shading and laying out a composition, a flat shape or a sketch.
The only pencil manufacturer in Portugal makes these graphite sticks, with quite a challenging history behind it. The company started out a hundred years ago, when a group of French industrialists decided to construct a pencil manufacturing plant, an idea which was put to rest after three short years because of the country's involvement with World War I and its subsequent bankruptcy. In the 20s, the company was reactivated again but once again stymied by the Great Depression. Finally, in 1936, the company was bought by a prominent industrial business owner and it became a family business, run by one of his sons.
Right away, efforts were made to improve the quality of the pencils and diversify the product selection to include colored pencils and a range of other supplies for the art industry. 80 years later, the business is the only successful pencil manufacturer in all of Europe.
Extra large watersoluble graphite stick is ideal for drawing on paper, canvas or other broad surfaces where you wish to express yourself. Comes with a cloth bag. 8B hardness with a very smooth glide. Made in Portugal.
«I can paint a wall, I can paint a canvas, I can paint on paper and it’s still possible to make a series of corrections if there is a mistake - with clean water or a cloth, recuperation is possible.» Ana Costa
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