|'Sparkle' 7x11 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Everyone who sees me use it asks me about it. I love mine! If you are looking for a fun tool for drawing look no further. This wooden lead holder by Cretacolor is so much fun to use. I love using it to do my initial drawing when starting a painting. It is also great for doing thumbnails.
It is called Cretacolor Ecologic Wooden Lead Holder. It is available on Blicks.com for $9.98. Here is the link: https://www.dickblick.com/products/cretacolor-ecologic-wooden-lead-holder/
Why I Like It
- It has a nice feel, solid and heavy. I like the thickness of the holder better than a thin pencil.
- No sharpening needed. The lead is easily replaced and pushing on the end of the holder will release more lead until it is gone!
- You can use graphiteor charcoal lead replacements. I love the graphite which is quite soft and dark.
- Great for travel. It is a multipurpose tool. I bring it on painting trips and use it in my sketchbooks as well as for thumbnails and starting a painting.
On Patreon Today: See my quick video of this lead holder in use. www.patreon.com/karenmargulis