Hello my lovely friends, today I will be reviewing the Blackwing Pearl and 602 pencils by Palomino!
I got these pencils from two different ArtSnacks boxes, and thought it would be a good idea to review them both at the same time, as they are similar and are marketed towards the same groups of people.
They both have the same replaceable black eraser on the tips, and sport smooth, black graphite cores. The pearl’s looks are just that – a beautiful pearl exterior with black lettering while the 602 is a gunmetal finish with shiny gold lettering.
They both certainly look luxurious, with their golden touches and beautiful colours, so I put them to work and here’s what I found:
So in conclusion of this little review, the Blackwing Pearl and 602 pencils impressed me quite a bit! The pearl gave a decent range of tones while remaining solid and smooth, while the 602 lived up to it’s slogan and gave dark, saturated graphite that remained black and matte. It did have a higher tendancy to smudge, so I feel it is more suited to being used for laying down tone in an actual drawing and not for writing. The pearl, however, I can see being used for sketching and laying out main lines, as well as for writing.
The Blackwings are marketed as luxury stationary pencils that can double as art pencils, and I have to agree with them. I’m looking forward to using my Blackwings not only in my art, but also in my sketchbook for writing down notes and ideas. They glide so smoothly over the page and don’t damage the paper, and actually come with a useable, replaceable eraser! They truly are luxury pencils!
So if you’re looking for an upgrade to your pencil supply, whether you’re a writer, an artist, or both, you won’t be disappointed with the Blackwing Pearl or 602.
I really didn’t think I’d like these pencils as much as I do! Thanks for reading guys, and till next time, keep creating!
ps. These are my honest opinions on these products. I was not paid to write a review, nor was I given the products for free. 🙂