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Colored pencils

The history of the colored pencil

Age Modern pencils are not so great. Approximately 500 years ago in England graphite was detected. Ithappened in the mining town of Cumberland.In 1795 it was made the first pencil from a mixture of graphiteand clay. So it was invented a method of making pencils, which is used in our days. In the late 18th century, the Czech manufacturers, which produce glassware for labs Hartmut, decided to combine graphite and clay.

Because of this, he laid the foundation for the famous production company for the production of coloredpencils Kohinoor. Comte in France at the same time invented a pencil from a mixture of clay and graphitepowder. Pencil had the appearance of a thin stick, which was placed between the planks. Comte turned toachieve the high reliability of the rod and he found the right proportions of ingredients that are now used inthe manufacture of pencils.

Production of pencils

In the manufacture of pencils graphite powder is mixed dry with the clay and all the water is poured. At thesame time there is a rule, than the more clay, than the harder pencil. And if you want to get a soft pencil,you need to add more graphite. After mixing graphite and powder with water and producing dough, it ispassed through a special shape. This gives long thin rope. They are cut to size, dried, and then sent to thekiln. So get the pencil. For colored pencils to the main components are mixed dyes. A wooden blank isusually made of pine or cedar. These blanks consist of two halves; within each work piece has a groove,recess for the lead.

What colored pencils to choose?

How not to get lost among such a variety of manufacturers and their brands and variants of color sets? Thebest company producing colored pencils rightly considered Faber-Castell.

Pencils this company has severalcategories, the so-called "lines", which differ in quality, price and the actual purpose:

1. "red line" - series products for children from 3-12 years.
2. "blue line" - products for hobby, which are suitable for beginners, and for professionals.
3. "green line" - products for professional artists.

Recommend it can be for those who already haveexperience of working with colored pencils, as beginners they still expensive. It is the best way to start with 24 colors. When you get experience you need to expand your own set ofpencils.

By the way, Faber-Castell produces not only a set of pencils, but also individual colors, which is alsoimportant, as some penncils spent more than others. Professional artists give their preference color pencilmarks "kohinoor" Faber-Castell.