Driftwood sketch and a Palomino Blackwing pencil giveaway

25 July 2014 By ian

Driftwood sketch

Palomino’s Blackwing pencils are a wonderful trio.

Blackwing pencils side by side

The Blackwing is soft and dark and beautiful for sketching. The above sketch was drawn with one, as was this boat. I reviewed it here.

The Blackwing 602 is the classic and is the hardest of the three, perfect for writing with but also a dab hand at sketching. I reviewed it here.

The Blackwing Pearl looks beautiful (although to be honest, they all do). It’s harder than the Blackwing and softer than the Blackwing 602 and so a good compromise for both sketching and writing.

Thanks to the generosity of The Journal Shop (which is excellent, by the way), I have one of each of these pencils to give away as a set. To sweeten the deal, the winner will also get this sketch of some driftwood on Umtentweni beach.

To have a chance of winning these three lovely pencils (and the sketch), leave a comment here telling me what you would use the pencils for. The giveaway is open worldwide and closes at 9am BST on Saturday 9th August. The winner will be selected randomly.