Best pencils for NATA drawing examination

NATA drawing examination

The famous architects say most of their projects begins with a sketch. It is an essential stage of an architecture design, to convert an idea into a three dimension form or a computer aided visualization. The Architects and artist mostly prefer graphite pencils as their drawing tool. They are well aware about the technical features of such sketching aids. The NATA / JEE exams indirectly check the skill of a candidate to use the graphite pencils in the right way. This article discuss about the best pencils for NATA drawing examination to attend drawing questions.

Graphite pencils for sketching and drawing are available in local market with various range of grades. Many companies follow standard grades,from 9H to 9B. (9H, 8H, 7H, 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B and 9B). The B stands for black and H stands for hard. It means the 9H grade leaves very less graphite while sketching and it results light lines on paper surface. It is hard to draw a black line on surface, needed more pressure for a visible shades. More pressure on paper is not a good idea for darker strokes . It damages paper and causes poor quality sketches. Optimum pressure is recommended for better result. The H series pencils are normally used for producing different tints of a particular tone. The candidates are recommend not to use H series when you look for best pencils for NATA drawing examination.

As the B stands for black, the grade 9B of B series pencils leaves more graphite and produces highest value of black on surface. The graphite lead of such pencils have more diameter than that of H series pencils. It is very softer so there are more chances to break in more pressure while using. Optimum pressure is recommended for such pencils because of producing higher amount of black graphite powder. It causes spreading unexpected black on paper surface and results rough strokes. The grade values B, 2B and 3B are known the best pencils for NATA drawing examination to produce different shades and tints.

B is good for starting storks of a sketch, 2B with normal pressure give better outline of an object or shape and these three grades with different pressure can produce almost all shades and tints for final rendering.

Keep the pencils sharper always for better output.

Avoid frequent use of eraser.

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