Sketching is the foundation of all art so a range of Graphite pencils is a must for any artist. The range of Academy sketching pencils comes in 12 degrees, from a soft 6B to a hard 5H will suit all your needs. H stands for Hard, B stands for Black, and so the higher the number the Harder or Blacker your pencil!
Drawing a building with fine straight lines? Use a hard pencil that holds its point. Want soft smudge-able lines to build up layers of tone? Choose a B degree dark smooth pencil.
The pencils are easy to sharpen and break resistant.