Category: Pencil review

TWSBI Precision Mechanical Pencil Review

27 June 2018 By ian

In a world that contains hundreds of different mechanical pencil designs, how does this pencil from TWSBI hold up? Many thanks to Scribble for lending me this pencil to review. Price: £25 Lead size: 0.5mm or 0.7mm Barrel options: matt silver or black Eraser: yes Size: 14cm long, 0.8cm diameter Weight: 28g TWSBI’s Precision range […]

Venvstas Designer 8 Clutch Pencil Review

15 November 2017 By ian

My first experience with Venvstas was not entirely positive but since then I think they’ve worked hard to sort out initial difficulties and introduce new products, many of which look very interesting. Venvstas designed a pencil before they designed a pen, so how does this one work out? This pencil was sent to me for […]

Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil Review

4 January 2017 By ian

As you will see from the pictures, this is a pencil I’ve had for a long time. It’s a pencil that’s been used a lot in that time, too. There is a reason for that: this is a good pencil. Price: £5 (UK) $5.50 (USA) Lead size options: 0.5mm Barrel options: black/pink, blue, blue/pink, clear […]

Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L Mechanical Pencil Review

28 November 2016 By ian

Mechanical pencils seem to be where companies are trying out new ideas, some of which are useful, some of which are gimmicks. The snappily named Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L features variable springiness to the tip. I was able to get this pencil at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These […]

Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils

11 November 2016 By ian

Here’s a sketch I did a few weeks ago on a sunny autumn’s day by the sea. I really enjoy this combination of ink and watercolour pencils. Using pencils rather than paint helps to stop me overworking a picture, a constant battle I have with myself. These Derwent Inktense pencils are available in seventy-two different […]