In arts, there is one essential instrument that will always be needed – a pencil. No matter what profession you are in, whether it be an engineer, teacher, architect, or even a student, pencils will never go out of significance. Although the main use of all pencils is to write, there are different types of pencil for different kinds of usage. There’s a graphite pencil for sketching, colored pencils for adding colors to your drawings, carpenter’s pencils to mark on surfaces, and a lot more.
In this writing, we are going to talk about drafting pencils.
First of all, let’s talk about what drafting is, who does drafting, and how is it done?
Also known as technical drawing, drafting is the making of the illustration of buildings, houses, architectural designs, basically almost everything you see in the streets where people stay in. Blueprints, for example, is an illustration using drafting pencils.
Yet, there are different techniques that can be done with just a single drafting pencil. These techniques, although it looks simple is kind of hard to do if you are not skilled and experienced enough to get the job done. Draftsmen or draftsperson are those who do the drafting.
During drafting, subjects (e.g, house, building, a still object, etc.) are drawn in different views: Top view, side views, main view, and the internal view. The outcome of the drawing is very detailed that even window jams are specified. This type of drawing is used in the engineering field at times, yet is more used in architecture.
Here, I listed 5 superb drafting pencils that can be a great tool for the technical artists out there: