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Italian, lead and silver pencils

A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look deep into history, we will see that the pencil, which is still used today, was invented by the great scientist Nikola Conti in 1794. After that, the variety of assortment of types of pencils exceeds all expectations.
Conventional pencils are called: slate pencils and are common in simple circulation. But there are unusual types of pencils, they are appreciated for their qualities and, accordingly, they are used specialized for skillful drawing.

Italian pencil
The Italian pencil was called – black chalk, due to the fact that it was made from soot with an admixture of glue. This pencil has gained its popularity among artists who paint portraits in matte colors and candid images of the human body. In its structure, this type of pencil has a velvety, deep black color. It is very easy to crush on paper. The greatest fan of this Italian pencil was Holbein the Younger. Today, modern masters still use Italian pencils to get a natural effect for their paintings.

Lead pencil
This type of pencil was used for preparatory sketching of the portrait. The peculiarity of a lead pencil was that thin lines remained from it. Great artists such as: Dürer and I.I. Brodsky used this type of pencil to ensure that the pictures turned out with a distinctive touch. In the modern society of artists, at the moment there is a large percentage of people who use lead pencils for their paintings to show their individual features of the picture.

Silver pencil
This type of pencil has a rather interesting origin. What was painted with silver wire was never erased. This pencil is called silver, because in the distant past, artists painted with thin silver wire. It was truly the most laborious process in art. He demanded the highest skills from the master, because the drawing did not give in to correction, the first time it was necessary to draw correctly. The peculiarity of this pencil was that over time it changed color from gray strokes to brown. This silver pencil with its unique characteristics has reached the present, and is part of the art world. Many experienced artists use it in their work in order to find the necessary effect in their creations.

The advantages of these pencils
All of these pencils are connected by a centuries-old history of origin, the most famous artists used them. Hundreds of years have passed, but they have not been forgotten and they are enjoying success, of course, exclusively only among professionals in their field. The average person cannot appreciate the important role of these strokes that remain after the sketches. A true artist, has the gift of knowledge of all importance. Thousands of copies of different pencils are made of new technologies, but all of them will not replace how a picture can be drawn with a silver pencil, or Italian.

Disadvantages of these species
Naturally, a wide variety of pencils are now being made, using unique technologies. Use high-quality materials that help create compelling paintings. Previously, this was not, pencils quickly deteriorated and dirty their master. Automatic pencils are now being produced, which are equipped with the necessary parts, and there is no need to sharpen them.

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