Palomino Blackwing pencil review

Palomino Blackwing pencil review

The Palomino Blackwing is a great pencil.

Palomino Blackwing pencil

It’s well made and exudes quality.

Palomino Blackwing pencil logo

The iconic cuboidal eraser works reasonably well. It’s adjustable, which personally I think is a little gimmicky but it does no harm.

Palomino Blackwing pencil eraser

The lead is smooth and dark and absolutely lovely to sketch with. It is very soft, which means a good dark line but also lots of sharpening. Of the three Palomino Blackwings (this, the 602 and the Pearl), this is the softest and darkest.

Palomino Blackwing pencil pointy bit

Sketch of boat in Lynmouth harbourThis means it’s not the best for writing as you will need to stop to sharpen it every paragraph or two. For quick and dirty sketching, though, it’s fantastic, as Friday’s sketch demonstrated.

In fact this is the pencil I’ve been finding myself picking up most often when I’ve just wanted to practise my drawing. It’s a lot of fun.


Palomino Blackwing pencil tip

I like this pencil a lot.

Palomino Blackwing pencil handwritten review


    1. Yes you are. The second is lined up for Friday and the third should hopefully be up the Friday after. I haven’t finished it yet though.

    1. Your best bet might be the Palomino sampler pack from Nine pencils including the three Blackwings

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