What does /ic/ think of clutch pencils? I always see the Staedtler mars technico recommended, but what does it offer over other brands?
Also general pencil thread.
i literally use these to draw my comics
>inb4 wah u use german tools no fair theyre expensive wah
i collect made in germany art utensils because of their rarity and status. I'll do fine with made in timor leste pencils and inks. its your skill that decides if youre a good artist or not
Mars Technicos are what I chose because they're sold everywhere. All the other brands I've seen are only available in specialty art stores.
Staedtler is a reliable brand. Them and Pentel are my two favorites.
>i collect made in germany art utensils because of their rarity and status
I love the Koh-I-Noor Versatil 5347, I haven't really used a normal pencil since I got my first one.
I love how weighted it is, it just feels better. Only problem is with sharpening the leads.
wow dude that is a good set you got there
i wish im like you i cant find anything made in GERMNAY and JAPAN anywhere in my country, USA because obama
good stuff dude i wish i was like you
Having only used the Mars technico a few times, I remember it being easy to use, but sometimes the metal grips would jam and the lead would slide out. I may have been unlucky though. Since then, I use a Faber Castell 4600 - like the one in the OP picture, but the cap has a sharpener built into it so you can grind the pencil back to full sharpness pretty easily. The only problem occurs when you put too much force into the sharpener and then lead gets ground into the cap. You can pick them up online, they are sold with refills, and in my opinion they work just as well as the technico. They use 2mm leads, and the leads come in all grades, in packs of 10. Be careful though, they're pretty brittle and can fracture inside the pen if you drop it.
Pic related was done with a 4600 and 2B lead. I hope I shed some light on your question.
I prefer to use ULTRA RARE French charcoal pencils.
I have more but these are the ones I had at hand.
literally 3 of those are german made lumos
even krauts complain they cant find german lumos because theres like 4 staedler factories in germany that's making them and all of them are shipped to east asia because chinks put yurop stuff on a pedestal.
Wrong. german lumos have a MADE IN GERMANY stamped on them. If you got a lumo without a country of origin stamp, its made in some embarrassing 3rd world shithole. Protip: the lead performance of german lumos is tombow tier and much much less prone to breaking. Also because of the strict quality control of the krauts, all german lumos lead are perfectly centered.
Also if anyone post rotring shit in this thread they should kill themselves. All rotring products are manufactured in china, like hell im paying money for some overpriced shit made in chinese sweatshops. if I see a rotring i gag because some dumbass just got scammed
got a pack of them for christmans, best pencil i ever head. Its like drawing with butter, they just glide over the paper. a box of 12 was like 30€, but defenetly worth it.
So are Hi-Unis worth the money or are they all pretty much the same shit? Hard to justify spending 2-3x as much in these or Caran d'Ache.
I use Rotring stuff with high quality led. Not because it's German or wellmade, but because my SO got it for me. Before I got a set of Rotring mechanicals (2mm, .7mm, .5mm) I just used a cheap Pentels or whatever I could find for cheap at the store.
>literally the same shit as pentel and staedler
>only made in china and costs the same with German and Japan made stuff
mustve been hard being cucked by peer pressure lel
Please read my post. I didn't buy it. My fiance wanted to get me some nice stuff for drawing and got me a set. I have had no issues with them in the ~2 years I've had them
What series? I hear the 800's are really bad. I have the 600's and I have had no issues with them. I don't see the point of the led hardness indicator, but w/e maybe if I was a draftsman or non-pleb at art I would use it.
issue is not the problem here. any chinese brand pencils from the dollar store is as reliable as any big europe or american brand.
Its just plain disgusting to use high end utensils from german companies such as rotring and realize that theyre made in china. Get some standards, bragging to your friends that your stuff are german made shit is the best feeling in the world.
its like bragging about your Made in Germany Leica in front of your nikon and canon friends
throw those rotring in the trash and buy some staedler mars or FC TK
I'm not going to spend more time defending a GIFT that was given to me on this board.
OP, I really like my Rotrings. Staedletter is good too. Really it comes down to what YOU like in a product. Not what /ic/ tells you to buy. Blackwings are good as well, but spendy. I personally like anything with Mitsubishi lead in it.
OP I use a technico and a kohinoor 2mm the wierd problem the technico has is its looseness, especially with a fresh lead, like, the part you can't see has a bit of room to jiggle around, it makes it a little more prone to snapping and has some weird vibrations now and then but overall is fine, the koh i noor doesn't have the sharpener top but I use it for coloured leads anyway which are soft enough to 'sharpen' on paper in like 5 seconds, on the plus side it holds the lead much better since it has a nice tight barrell and works more like a well built mechanical pencil but for some reason they made it really short so I have to snap a sixth of the lead off just to get it all in at first, the kohinoor leads are cheap though so it's not a big deal, plus they have 6B and colors.
the technico has the sharpener top too but I want to try the faber but it looks plasticy in the pic, I prefer weighty metal shit.
koh-i-noor is pretty standard. I use their stuff as well it's good. They have a bunch of different thicknesses as well so that's nice and you can get it pretty much anywhere here in yurops.
This. However, Germany has a certain reputation for producing quality goods. So if you are choosing between 2 products and one is made in germany and the other in china, you have a better chance of getting quality shit if you go with the german one (or at least that's the perception of many people I don't know if there are stats to back this up).
I use them because they are more convenient than pencils imho. I use kooh-i-noor. The teacher in my class always tells me it's much worse than pencils and eyes me down every time he sees me using it. Aren't the leads the same? I can't really tell the difference, I use koh-i-noor leads and my instructor usually uses koh-i-noor pencils that the school buys, seems to me it's the same kind of lead.
The only one i am missing is
I had one a few years ago but I gave it away to a girl I was dating who was a pretty good illustrator.
The new one should be in the mailbox any day now. This brush pen is nice. Especially with the converter.
maybe sometime next week, one of these
They just need to design a new pen body because...I mean...that white and that font kill the aesthetic
I use a Mitsubishi with Staedtler leads.
I wish Staedtler pencils were as good as the leads themselves. Up to this year I was using Lyra pencils but they're not shipping to Mexicuck anymore so I have to live with the slightly worse plus more expensive Staedtler pencils or buy shitty Derwent.
Man I WISH!
The flex nib is hard to get, except maybe if you have a chance on ebay. But I was reading the reviews from some users and they claim it's stiffer than the 2550. I'm tempted to drop 40 bucks on that nib tho