Can anyone tell me the difference between a sketch pencil and the B & H graphite pencils? I just got a set that has graphite pencils, B's and H's, charcoal pencils and a sketch pencil. I've searched the Internet and am not having any luck finding the difference.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
In the B and H pencils, the H have harder lead and are lighter in shades. the higher the number the lighter the shade. In the B the higher the number the darker the shade. I hope this helps you. I do not know if there is a difference between a sketch pencil and the graphite pencil, I think they are the same just a different name. ???
By B & H I assume you mean the indication of B or H found on the side of the pencil. I assume by sketch pencil you mean the No. 2 pencil usually found around the house.
The B pencils are a softer and darker range going from B and 2B through about 6B. The H series is progressively harder and lighter, going from H to about 9H. I qualify the range by using "about" because some brands do not go the full range or may offer an additional B or H version. There is also a medium range that is very popular for all purpose sketching, HB and F (firm).
The usual No. 2 household and office pencil is comparable to a HB or H pencil. All "lead" pencils are made of graphite.
I hope this answers your questions. Try this Internet site: http://www.toadhollowstudio.com/drawing-pencils.html