Palomino Blackwing Pencils

Palomino Blackwing Pencils

Palomino Blackwing Pencils

The Palomino Blackwing pencils are great pencils for artists and composers. The pencils have a rich history, after they were discontinued in 1998 Palomino Brands has reintroduced the Blackwing pencils.

I have drawn with a lot of different pencils, but drawing with the Blackwings  is a total different experience. The pencil has a great design especially with its iconic ferrule that holds the eraser. Apart from being great pencils to draw and write with they also have the aesthetics of a premium brand.

 

Palomino Blackwing 602

Palomino Blackwing 602

The most versatile Blackwing pencil is the Palomino Blackwing 602. When you sharpen your pencil you can already notice the difference. The lead of the pencil feels softer. If you have to compare it to other pencils numbers it feels like an HB pencil, but with a softer touch.  If you read the in script on the Pencil “Half the Pressure, twice the speed”. And in fact that says it all. You don’t need to press hard to draw. The pencil flows gradually over your paper. So it is great for sketching. When you add more pressure to the pencil you get a stronger and precise line. They are available in selected stores and on Amazon and they ship in a box of 12 pieces.

The Blackwing has a rich history. It all began in the thirties of the last century when the pencil was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. A lot of artists and composers fell in love with the pencil The list of users includes the author John Steinbeck, the composers Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein and last but not least Chuck Jones, the director of Bugs Bunny and other Loony Toons.

Palomino Blackwing

Palomino Blackwing

Apart from the 602 Palomino also produces the Blackwing. The Blackwing has a softer lead and is great for drawing and creating softer gradients. It resembles the touch and feel of a 2B pencil. They are available in selected stores and on Amazon and they ship in a box of 12 pieces.


Palomino Blackwing Pearl

Palomino Blackwing Pearl

The latest edition to the Blackwing family is the Palomino Blackwing Pearl. It has a softer touch than the original 602, but stronger than the Blackwing. It feels like you are drawing with a 1B pencil, with a soft touch but still a precise core. They are available in selected stores and on Amazon and they ship in a box of 12 pieces.

Palomino Blackwing Erasers

Palomino Blackwing Erasers

The ferrule holds the eraser in place. With most pencils the eraser is already gone before you have used your entire pencil. The ferrule is especially designed to add a new eraser. At Palomino they have made separate erasers you can buy and use on the Blackwing pencil. In different colors. So you can always make a custom pencil by using a variety of color erasers.