|My treasured pencil box...|
|...filled with a handy assortment.|
The Amsterdam box came with an 8B. In previous years, I’ve received an HB and a 4B. Shown side by side, you can see that the grades vary, but not as much as ordinary graphite pencils in the same grades. If I’m using a water-soluble graphite pencil, I usually want the wash to be as dark as possible. For my money, I think the 8B is all I would need. It can still be applied lightly by minimizing pressure.
|Left: Cretacolor 8B; right: Hi-Uni 8B|
|8/21/19 Cretacolor Graphite Aquarell in S&B Beta sketchbook|