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So I bought several packs of splendid blue and red col-erase pencils back in 2003.  Well I finally ran out this year.  I spend 30 dollars buying more packs a few days ago.  Sure, the brand name switched from stanford to prismacolor...but it should be the same beautiful pencil right?

WRONG!

This is the pointy object satan now uses to penetrate happy whores hopeless eye sockets.  I mean come on!  What kind of idiot sleeps around with such a beautiful thing to make these sub par, waxy pencil babies.  It's sick!  The color is way off, the quality is way more grainy and it doesn't erase nearly as good.  They are now glorified scripture markers I can buy for 30 cents at christian store.  DA!

What do you people use?  Do you have a different pencil you use for sketching/construction lines?  I use to.

Hopefully someone out there has good advice.  For now, I'll suffer.
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Ellen-Natalie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
I use Pentel brand blue lead, with mechanical pencils. Though I'm not sure that would work well for construction lines-if you don't have a light touch, the stuff's hard to erase.
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holijay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I had heard about these, thanks for letting me know they don't erase well.
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have Prismacolor turquoise that goes into my lead holder. Mostly these days I just use a 6B or 4B lead. You might want to check out what types of leads your art store has. You can look at them and see if they're what you want instead of going in blind. Individual leads cost like 99 cents, so It won't break the bank. It stinks, though, to buy a something you think will help out, but ends up just being a money-sink.
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holijay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Lead holder? Like a mechanical pencil type thing?

I appreciate the comments rem-dog, you rock! ^_^ So fast too! @_@'
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, I just happen to be up ;D

I use one like this: [link]

I like the way the lead wears down, and you can file it to where you can do just about any line you wish. I have these cute little lead pointers that look like baby pencil sharpeners to hone a sharp point if need be. I like them.
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holijay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Ah, okay, yeah I've seen those around. I'm a pansy and like lighter tools, but I may try one again. I really should test the waters with more stuff.

Thanks!
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
np :D

any chance of seeing some arts soon?
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holijay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Hopefully. Life never seems to really slow down. Experiencing my first week off from school in 9 months but I'm busy buying a house and moving...plus I am a lazy punk.

But I should post something, thanks for the kick.
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
pointers like this: [link]
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