Note: This Pencil Kit Contains the hard to find General's 2h Extra Hard Charcoal Pencil
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Creating Contrast and Texture Drawing Kit

This kit contains the drawing tools I recommend and use in my  Drawing Workshops


I've collaborated with General's Pencil Company to produce a special drawing kit that contains all of the pencils, blending supplies, and erasers  I supply in my workshops.

This kit contains an amazing amount of drawing supplies...and it has some really cool features to help you stay organized while you draw! Watch the video below to "see it in action"!

Here are some photos of the Contrast and Texture Pencil Kit "In Action"

Opens flat.

Handy pouch holds chamois, felt, erasers, etc.
Stands up

like an easel.
Easy access to pencils.
Elastic bands hold them.
Pencil band is removable.

Velcro makes it easy!

Pencil band folds to stand up on its own.

Handy pouch on easel opens at the top.

Pencil band forms a convenient pencil cup

for pencils you are using most often.

You'll get access to a video tutorial where I demonstrate how to use all these drawing tools.

NOTE: This is NOT a physical DVD.

The Creating Contrast and Texture Drawing Kit includes: 

This kit includes:

Everything listed below plus a private link to an online tutorial where I demonstrate how I use all these drawing tools.

*Please note that this tutorial is not my 4 1/2 hour video tutorial "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture, and Contrast" which goes much more in-depth. Please see my Tutorials page for more information.

16 Pencils:

(7) Kimberly Graphite drawing Pencils (9h, 2h, h, f, b, 4b, 6b)

The widest range of graphite to help with the subtle shading necessary for realism.

(1) Kimberly Graphite (9xxb)

Special unique formula allows dark values with no graphite shine.

(1) General's 2H Extra Hard Charcoal

This is the pencil I use for sharp edges and clean lines.

(1) General's HB Hard Charcoal

This pencil is slightly softer than the 2H Extra Hard for when you need slightly darker values.

(3) Primo Euro Blend Charcoal Pencils (hb, b, 3b)

Smooth, Dark, Rich Charcoal for even darker areas and rougher textures not possible with graphite.

(1) Primo Elite Grande Pencil

The darkest charcoal I've ever found. This pencil allows extreme contrast to make your drawings "pop".

(1) Carbon Sketch Pencil (Soft)

Combines the smoothness of graphite with the deep rich blacks of charcoal. The hardness is approximately 4B. 

(1) Layout Pencil

Perfect for getting your basic values down. This graphite pencil is easily erasable, yet dark values are possible.

Other Drawing Supplies:

(2) Blending Stumps

High quality compressed paper stumps for blending graphite, charcoal, and carbon.

(3) Tortillions

Perfect for blending extremely small areas.

(8) Various Sizes and Shapes of Foam Blenders

Like a chamois, these can be used to create the smoothest textures possible. They can also be used to lighten values.

(1) Chamois Square

Used for very soft, smooth blending and shading. Also perfect for lightening values.

(1) Felt Square

Used to create rougher textures through blending

(2) Bamboo Blending Square

This blending cloth creates a variety of textures. Washing one of these will soften it which will create smoother textures than when new.

(1) Painter's Foam Brush

Although this will blend charcoal and graphite, I mostly use this to remove eraser residue from my drawings.

(1) General's Kneaded Eraser

This eraser can be formed into any shape. Use it to keep your drawings clean and highlights bright. I also use it to gently lighten areas to adjust values and create textures.

(1) Pen Style Vinyl Eraser

This is an extremely important erasing tool I use to "cut back" into darker toned areas to make a clean white line. Excellent for rendering hair, wood, fabric and many other textures. It's like drawing with white.

(1) General's Little Red All-Art Sharpener

The same sharpeners we use in my live drawing workshops. Designed to sharpen charcoal, carbon, and graphite pencils without breaking and is able to sharpen the fatter pencils like the Elite Grande and the Carbon Sketch.

(1) Sandpaper for Sharpening Pencils

This is how I get my pencils to a needle sharp point when I need sharp edges and precise detail. You can also use it to collect charcoal or graphite powder to spread with one of the blenders. This is 150 grit sand paper available form any hardware store if you need to get more.

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