Palomino Blackwing pencil review4 May 2014
The Palomino Blackwing is a great pencil.
It’s well made and exudes quality.
The iconic cuboidal eraser works reasonably well. It’s adjustable, which personally I think is a little gimmicky but it does no harm.
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.
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.
I like this pencil a lot.