Be sure to become familiar with the graphite scale. It on average ranges from 8B to 6H with 8B being the darkest (softest) and 6H being the lightest (hardest).
Always always ALWAYS keep your pencil as sharp as possible. Even if you're sharpening every couple of minutes. The darker/softer graphite wears down faster than the light/hard.
- 1.0 Paper
- 1.0 SHARP pencil