# How do you shade evenly with a pencil?

## How do you shade evenly with a pencil?

How to produce an even shade

1. Start with a light pressure and increase pressure of application as you proceed in overlapping pencil strokes.
2. Apply strokes in various overlapping angles and strokes. By overlapping at several different angles and directions the resulting shade will be more even with greater luminosity.

## Which pencil is darker and softer 2B/3B 4B or 6B?

2B is harder than 4B and 4B is harder than 6B. However, these are all on the soft side (B). The following is the standard scale. Hardest is on the left, softest on the right: 10H,9H,8H,7H,6H,5H,4H,3H,2H,H,F,HB,B,2B,3B,4B,5B,6B,7B,8B,8B,10B.

## Which is more darker 2B or HB?

The 2B pencil has a higher blackness, and the marks drawn are relatively black, while the HB pencil has a lower blackness, and the color of the marks drawn is relatively light, which is very different. The usage of 2B pencil and HB pencil is also quite different. 2B pencil is darker in color and lower in hardness.

## What is H in HB pencil?

The degree of hardness of a pencil is printed on the pencil. H stands for “hard”. HB stands for “hard black”, which means “medium hard”.

## Is H or HB darker?

The HB Scale Most pencil manufacturers utilize the HB grading system. The letter “H” is used to indicate the hardness of a pencil’s mark. The letter “B” is used to indicate the blackness of a pencil’s mark (a darker mark means a softer lead).

## Is a 6B pencil dark?

The blacks are darker, but only slightly. The difference gets more noticeable down the line, however, exposing a core limitation of graphite pencils: they only go so dark. The graphite-only 8B really isn’t much darker than the 6B, which isn’t much darker than the 4B.

## Which pencil shade is the lightest?

For graphite drawing pencils on the market, the lightest is 6H, while the darkest available is 8B. The higher the number in each grade, the lighter or darker it is. So a 6H will be lighter and harder than a 2H, and a 8B will be much darker and softer than a 2B. F and HB are middle-grade pencils.

## Which is the darkest pencil for writing?

FABER-CASTELL Graphite Super Dark Pencil (Pack of 60)

• Pack of 60.

## What is the best pencil in the world?

The Best Pencils for Writing and Schoolwork

• Our pick. Palomino ForestChoice. A high-quality pencil you can buy in bulk. This pencil is made of premium incense-cedar wood, and it’s one of the smoothest-writing pencils we tested.
• Budget pick. Dixon Ticonderoga (Yellow) Good performance for the price.