Graphite is bound in clay, and is available as sticks or as pencils, that are encased in wood. Graphite is graded according to softness. The hardest pencils are 8H and the softest are 9B. The softer the pencil the blacker the mark. Soft pencils are also easier to smudge. Hard pencils are best suited to accurate drawings that require sharp, crisp lines.

A Guide to Graphite

295 Items

From $8.70

Derwent : Graphic Pencils

20 gradations available

From $3.20

Conté à Paris : Pierre Noire Pencils

Available in H, HB, B, 2B, and 3B

From $5.60

Conté à Paris : Graphite Pencils

Available in 3H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, and 6B

From $4.40

From $4.30

Conté à Paris : Graphite Leads

Available in HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B

From $7.40

Conté à Paris : Carbon Pencils

Available in 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, and 3B

From $4.40

Faber Castell : Pitt : Graphite Crayon

Available in 2B, 4B, 6B and 9B

From $6.11