Driftwood sketch and a Palomino Blackwing pencil giveaway

Palomino’s Blackwing pencils are a wonderful trio. 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[…]

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Palomino Blackwing Pearl pencil review

The Palomino Blackwing Pearl is the third and, currently, final Palomino Blackwing in the series. It’s harder and lighter than the Blackwing and softer and darker than the Blackwing 602. In other words, it’s in between. As such, if you are looking for a pencil to both write and sketch[…]

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Boat in Lynmouth Harbour (3)

This is the third and final sketch of boats in Lynmouth Harbour, each drawn with a different Palomino Blackwing pencil. This week it’s the turn of the Palomino Blackwing Pearl. There’ll be a review of this pencil on Sunday. Drawn, as ever, in a Pink Pig sketchbook.

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Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil review

This is another lovely pencil from Palomino. The Blackwing 602 is a legendary pencil brand and people who know a lot more about it than me have written a lot more about it than I intend to. The build quality is outstanding. I still think the adjustable eraser is gimmicky[…]

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Palomino Blackwing pencil review

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[…]

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