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I found some brown 2mm lead for a specific pencil, but 2mm is too big anyways..
5.0mm would be best. I'm surprised that 2mm is all I could find. There is like 7/8 other colors for a mechanical pencil.. but no brown.
Is there some brown mechanical pencil lead out there hiding?
2mm lead is what I use. I switched to it after years of using the .05mm lead and I have to admit it is much more pleasent to draw with. 2mm is also the size most comicbook pencilers use. It is the size of a standard wooden pencil's lead. Sometimes I use the big flat contractors pencils for large areas. Also graphite powder, which is used as a lubricant for equipment, works great. As far as brown goes sorry can't help there.
Probably because colored lead is not the same as graphite and smaller form can cause more breakage.
I have some coloured .5 mm leads and they are really terrible for breaking. Much worse than ordinary graphite. Also, I can get a much sharper point on a 2mm lead using a lead sharpener. If I buy coloured leads again I'll probably switch to the 2mm. Good luck finding the lead you want, but if you don't then consider switching to the 2mm lead-holder.
Thanks for the help/advice. I ask this question because I have been using a dull and a sharp Brown Col-Erase pencil to get a soft+sharp mix. Which I love, but I was hoping to switch over to a mech pencil to keep the the sharpness stage a little more faster and constant. But I will just continue with my normal process. My under drawings seem so lifeless in the process of drawing them and after the watercolor stage when I use black lead.. so that's why I love to use brown pencils.