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General's Layout Pencils


An extra smooth, black, thick graphite pencil used to create preliminary sketches, to "layout" drawing before painting over, or add intense blacks to shading in graphite. Made with Sustained Yield Incense Cedar Wood. Handcrafted in the USA.

  • General's Layout Pencil is excellent for Zentangle
  • ease of use enhanced by thick round barrel for hand comfort.
  • maintains fine sharp point longer than most soft lead pencils making it excellent for line, shading, sketch, illustration, journaling, writing & more.
  • pencil responds well to a soft touch for feather light string lines and light shading to more pressure for darker line and deeper shading.
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Country of Manufacture United States
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Handcrafted with Pride in our Factory in Jersey City, New Jersey USA

General's® Layout® pencils are extra smooth, extra black graphite. Ideal for outlining and sketching. General's® Layout® pencils have been used by animators since the 1930's. Made with genuine Incense Cedar wood. 1 Degree.

General Pencil Company's art and craft pencils come to you from our factory in Jersey City, New Jersey and believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. They take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations. Their 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, their goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels. We thank you for choosing their fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment.

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