General’s® Charcoal #557 Series
Rich and Smooth, in 4 degrees: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B. General’s® “Original” Charcoal pencils are handcrafted with an extra smooth, rich, intense black drawing formula. Oil free and blendable, General’s charcoal pencil #557 series are made with the finest organic blacks with a rich warm hue, to create beautiful art renderings and mixed media art. Ideal for drawing class, painting, sketching, still life and portraits. Additional uses: applying patterns on canvas and transfer a design or to draw directly onto fabric.
General’s® Charcoal White® #558
Use to sketch and draw to create white areas, adjust values, or use to create highlights. Excellent for final highlights and for drawing on dark or colored papers for dramatic results. Additional uses: Apply patterns on dark painting surfaces, cloth or suede, as a transfer pencil. Brushes off, or can be erased from papers or fabrics with a soft, white eraser. Ideal for using with General’s Charcoal Pencil #557 series.
Handcrafted with Pride in our Factory in Jersey City, New Jersey USA
General Pencil Company‘s art and craft pencils come to you from our factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. We believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. We take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations. Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now General Pencil Company. Still family owned and operated, our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment