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    Pencilbrush

    Some of you guys have probably seen this, the pencilbrush. All it is, is a mechanical lead holder that holds the leads in a row kinda like a flat brush. I thought it was an interesting idea, but it is pricey. Have any of you guys ever used one before? and if so how do you like it?

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    If anyone get this please share your experiences. Looking at the videos now, and it's quite amazing, kind of like charcoal but with finer texture and more brush like handling.

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    I wasn't convinced until I saw tutorial videos. Works pretty well.

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    Cool! But yeah, expensive...

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    Flat pencil leads are not anything new. Look up carpenter's pencils. Most are encased in wood like standard pencils, but there are some that have replaceable leads in a plastic handle like a box-cutter knife. General makes sketching pencils that are slightly wider. Graphite is also available in flat woodless sticks.

    This design of holding several leads together into one wide lead is a curious one. A possible advantage is that this could come in a range of lead hardness, whereas carpenter's pencils are all soft. I'd be interested to see how you sharpen them.

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    I was kinda skeptical, but the sketches they have on the website there show an interesting rake like quality that I really like.... hmmm

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    I wasn't convinced until i saw you can draw giant vaginas with it. NOW I WANT ONE! Its like an analog rake brush, could come in quite handy.

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    That actually looks quite good, though I wonder how it feeds the leads through without them falling out.... Who's going to be a team player and get one to test it out? ?

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    Did a search on this guy, Alexander Tarusha, illustrator on said site, couldn't find Jack!

    hmm....anyone else know of this guy?

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    I just ordered one because I'm a lead freak. I'll let you know how it turns out.
    I'm also on a quest for a perfect pencil sharpener. So far an xacto and a smooth whetstone are in the lead(lol). Kum longpoint a close second and a re-tooled Dahle is in third. I said freak...
    I need some one to build me either a laser lathe or a plasma cutter. I want a lead sharp enough to slip into another dimension.

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    The owner of that site really needs to run a spellcheck and re-read things... o.O hehe

    But, it looks pretty neat! Would make me hate working with pencils less.

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    Woah, this is looking great! I'll have to try it sometime..

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    The videos made me want one

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    Reminds me of a carpenter pencil. Is the advantage that you can load it with other leads types?

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    In addition to being able to swap out the hardness of the lead, you don't have to worry about sharpening or shaping the angle of the lead... you could just open it up, set it on the surface and keep going.

    Seems cool... but $35 is pretty steep!

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    You can also "paint" with graphite powder. In addtion you can use a brush loaded with alcohol to dissolve the binder in the graphite and make a grey "paint" you can push around.

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    The design of that thing is really unappealing, looks like something from 1910 that some farmer made in his free time. Good idea none the less.

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    How do you change the lead? I would assume that you either have to buy special tips (that also cost too much) or individually fill the slots with lead...both of which sound unappealing to me.

    Still, results look nice...definitely curious to hear what people think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penumbra View Post
    I just ordered one because I'm a lead freak. I'll let you know how it turns out.
    I'm also on a quest for a perfect pencil sharpener. So far an xacto and a smooth whetstone are in the lead(lol). Kum longpoint a close second and a re-tooled Dahle is in third. I said freak...
    I need some one to build me either a laser lathe or a plasma cutter. I want a lead sharp enough to slip into another dimension.
    what kind of payment did they take?

    for something like this, I'd prefer a guarantee of protection. like paypal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    How do you change the lead? I would assume that you either have to buy special tips (that also cost too much) or individually fill the slots with lead...both of which sound unappealing to me.

    Still, results look nice...definitely curious to hear what people think.
    I think it uses the whole 0.9mm lead container, breaking a lead to fill the whole slot wouldn't last long imo.

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    I'd only pay 20 bucks if I could test it first, but it does look like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanSC View Post
    for you guys wondering how to load it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSvJn...layer_embedded
    Ah, well that is actually a lot less annoying that I thought it would be.

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    I paid with paypal so there's that. If it doesn't show up or turns out to be made out of balsa I can do a chargeback I guess.

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    what kind of payment did they take?

    for something like this, I'd prefer a guarantee of protection. like paypal.


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    I dont think its that expensive, $35 sounds about right considering that's how much it costs or more to get a quality brush

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    ...but I still dont think its worth it though, whatever happened to just tilting the pencil to shade? isnt basically the same thing

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    i can see this being very useful for inkers with comic books, as the penciler could give some really good indications of the hatching in a fraction of the time. also gives you that old world lithograph feel, which is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    ...but I still dont think its worth it though, whatever happened to just tilting the pencil to shade? isnt basically the same thing
    That's why I'd only buy it if I could test it out first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penumbra View Post
    I paid with paypal so there's that. If it doesn't show up or turns out to be made out of balsa I can do a chargeback I guess.
    let us know when it comes.

    Might get one myself.

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    mm, I like his art. You can see the pencil brush rake here and there in his stuff


    EDIT: whoa didn't realise it was gonna be so big...I can remove it if it bugs people.

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