ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Staedtler 2B Sketch Pencils

Updated on April 13, 2011

Staedtler 2B Sketch Pencils

The Staedtler 2B sketch pencils are a classic pencil and one that is great for shading and heavy shading on your drawings, it is also a good pencil to draw dark outlines on your work, so that it shows up nice and clear on your computer after scanning.

Any 2B pencils can do the job, but for the sake of a brand name, that's why I chose the Staedtler pencil, because they are very cheap considering other sketching pencils and one of the things that I really like about them is that they are generally strong pencils that don't break easily, although if you throw them around a classroom then like any pencil they are sure to break.

Typically in the UK, the Staedtler pencils have been the classic school pencil from what I remember anyway and the main tonal ranges I remember are HB, 2B and the 5B Staedtler pencils as I used them in art class enough times to practice sketching and shading with them.

The pencil sketch above of a skeleton warrior was drawn initially with a HB Staedtler and then shaded with a 2B Staedtler pencil and that is one way of drawing with a light pencil like a HB and then add other softer gradients for better shading, sometimes shading all in one with a HB makes the drawing look flat, but then if you're not really bothered about the overall appearance of your drawing, then sketch and shade away with your HB pencils.

The 2B and darker shades of pencil are ideal for laying in thick areas of pencil shade and areas that you may want to contrast with the white papers surface. Thick cartridge paper is a great medium for drawing with the multi tone pencil ranges as it's paper surface has a unique quality to it

Staedtler 2B Pencils

Staedtler 2B sketch pencils.
Staedtler 2B sketch pencils.

2B Pencil Sketching

2B Staedtler pencils - Skeleton warrior pencil sketch by Wayne Tully 2010.
2B Staedtler pencils - Skeleton warrior pencil sketch by Wayne Tully 2010.

Staedtler 2B Sketch Pencils

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ethel smith profile image

      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Sketching used to be my thing. Nice Hub

    • waynet profile image
      Author

      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Your welcome Deborah.

      Thanks for the comment!

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I have been sketching for a little while, and am looking forward to improving my technique, using different hardness of lead to achieve greater depth. Thanks for the great information.

      Namaste.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)