Koh-I-Noor Artists' Drawing Pencils
The last set of 2 mm colored lead I received days ago were waxy color pencil like lead. These here are more chalky and what I was hoping for.
Here is a quick chart I did last night. The one thing lacking on this chart is testing how well they erase. One will definitely have to use a fixative to keep these from smearing but love the blending quality.
The Charcoal is super dark and I had a problem being able to achieve a nice value scale. Would definitely save that for when I needed a real dark area applied and using the Gray for the other values.
The White I also struggled achieving a good value scale but I think that was from operator malfunction ...... not what the lead itself will do ;-) I did find when using a tortillon that more rubbed off than actually blended. I need to work with that a bit more to see if that's just the nature of the white or problem with the one using it.