Saturday, August 14, 2010

Palomino Pencils

Joey Centanni of requested that I try out some of their premier Palomino pencils. I kind of chuckled because if there is one thing I don't use is wooden pencils. But since they are featuring my artwork on their website, I thought the least I could do is to see if I liked their product.

I am pleasantly surprised and very impressed by the wonderful graphite quality of these pencils! They are encased in high quality cedar wood and the graphite is as smooth as silk.  The lead grades range from 2H, H, HB, B and 2B.  But don't let that fool you!  The 2H is comparable to an HB and the 2B is more like a 4B without the graininess!!

I'm an avid mechanical pencil user so I didn't think it was possible, but the Palomino just might make a convert out of me!  Here is my first drawing using these pencils.....but I guarantee it won't be my last.

Gentle Cascades


  1. This looks AMAZING!!! I have never seen you get so dark in your shadows mom :) I wanna see more with these Pencils!

  2. Thank you daughter. I didn't have to "work" at getting dark, they are awesome pencils.

  3. Were these the orange or blue barrel pencils? I see they have both.

  4. These are the orange ones. They have a Palamino deluxe mix grade of twelve pencils.

  5. That is gorgeous Diane! I can't wait to get your piece done on our site. I'll keep you updated as time passes...keep enjoying the Palominos!