Pencil Testing

Testing Pencils

NY animator Tom Smolenski was looking for a good 6B pencil to animate with (in 2010 no less–what a masochist!) so he tested a bunch of pencils to find the best one (I’ve always been partial to Tombows myself). Much of it comes down to personal preference, but Tom’s list is good for getting a sense of what’s available. What are your favorite pencils?