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My First Ticonderoga Primary Size #2 Beginner Pencils, Box of 12, Yellow (33312)

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Prang® My First Ticonderoga Pencil, Box Of 12

My first experience with this pencil was when I was brainstorming a project at work — before stay-at-home-daddom began early in 2011. I filled several pages with large, garish letters and barely put a dent in the point. One of the reasons that I like pencils (in general) is that sometimes, only large and thick letters will do. A lot of pens that can produce letters like this bleed, feather or otherwise make a mess (the medium Sharpie Pen and Pilot G2 Bold are notable exceptions, along with the relatively new Bic Cristal Bold). Very soft art pencils can produce such lines. But they tend to smear and dull quickly. Enter large-diameter pencils.

The My First Dixon pencil is a smooth writer, reminding me of a combination of the newer/softer Chinese leads from Dixon and the last generation of leads in their American pencils from 7-8 years ago. Sure, these beasts are difficult to use in , but on large-format paper, they glide and seem to almost yell with large block letters. The shape and size make this pencil very comfortable to write with. It feels much larger than it is, in a good way. The finish is pretty good, especially compared to other pencils in this price range, and the eraser is what we’ve come to expect from Dixon — I like them, but I know some Comrades do not.

The secret about this pencil that I have found lately is that they are superb for sketching! With their size and relative softness, they easily feel like a light 4B. If one puts a long point on the pencil, the thick core allows for a variety of line thicknesses with a single sharpening, through angling the pencil. And they are pretty inexpensive and easy to find. (I’d venture that this is the easiest kid’s pencil to find in the US, since they are at Walmart, Target, drugstores, etc.)

My first experience with this pencil was when I was brainstorming a project at work — before stay-at-home-daddom began early in 2011. I filled several pages with large, garish letters and barely put a dent in the point. One of the reasons that I like pencils (in general) is that sometimes, only large and thick letters will do. A lot of pens that can produce letters like this bleed, feather or otherwise make a mess (the medium Sharpie Pen and Pilot G2 Bold are notable exceptions, along with the relatively new Bic Cristal Bold). Very soft art pencils can produce such lines. But they tend to smear and dull quickly. Enter large-diameter pencils.

The My First Dixon pencil is a smooth writer, reminding me of a combination of the newer/softer Chinese leads from Dixon and the last generation of leads in their American pencils from 7-8 years ago. Sure, these beasts are difficult to use in , but on large-format paper, they glide and seem to almost yell with large block letters. The shape and size make this pencil very comfortable to write with. It feels much larger than it is, in a good way. The finish is pretty good, especially compared to other pencils in this price range, and the eraser is what we’ve come to expect from Dixon — I like them, but I know some Comrades do not.

The secret about this pencil that I have found lately is that they are superb for sketching! With their size and relative softness, they easily feel like a light 4B. If one puts a long point on the pencil, the thick core allows for a variety of line thicknesses with a single sharpening, through angling the pencil. And they are pretty inexpensive and easy to find. (I’d venture that this is the easiest kid’s pencil to find in the US, since they are at Walmart, Target, drugstores, etc.)

Ticonderoga My First Beginner Pencil, Jumbo, 2ct

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My first experience with this pencil was when I was brainstorming a project at work — before stay-at-home-daddom began early in 2011. I filled several pages with large, garish letters and barely put a dent in the point. One of the reasons that I like pencils (in general) is that sometimes, only large and thick letters will do. A lot of pens that can produce letters like this bleed, feather or otherwise make a mess (the medium Sharpie Pen and Pilot G2 Bold are notable exceptions, along with the relatively new Bic Cristal Bold). Very soft art pencils can produce such lines. But they tend to smear and dull quickly. Enter large-diameter pencils.

The My First Dixon pencil is a smooth writer, reminding me of a combination of the newer/softer Chinese leads from Dixon and the last generation of leads in their American pencils from 7-8 years ago. Sure, these beasts are difficult to use in , but on large-format paper, they glide and seem to almost yell with large block letters. The shape and size make this pencil very comfortable to write with. It feels much larger than it is, in a good way. The finish is pretty good, especially compared to other pencils in this price range, and the eraser is what we’ve come to expect from Dixon — I like them, but I know some Comrades do not.

The secret about this pencil that I have found lately is that they are superb for sketching! With their size and relative softness, they easily feel like a light 4B. If one puts a long point on the pencil, the thick core allows for a variety of line thicknesses with a single sharpening, through angling the pencil. And they are pretty inexpensive and easy to find. (I’d venture that this is the easiest kid’s pencil to find in the US, since they are at Walmart, Target, drugstores, etc.)