Ebony pencils are a wonderful artist tool. They are used for sketching, drawing, layout or design work. They can be used with a gentle hand to get very light values or you can create a very dark graphite for heavy shadows and dark tones. They smudge nicely like other softer lead pencils for gradual shading and medium tones. Because these pencils have a soft lead, they are gentle on the surface of your paper and sharpen to a point quite easily for fine details.


For the price, ebony pencils are super affordable and can make your pencil drawings stand out. Working with sketching or fine art drawing, ebony pencils are a staple to artists in many trades. Give them a try if you haven’t yet, they do not disappoint.