TWSBI Precision Mechanical Pencil Review

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[…]

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Venvstas Designer 8 Clutch Pencil Review

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[…]

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Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil Review

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[…]

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Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario L Mechanical Pencil Review

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’[…]

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Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils

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[…]

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