More retro technology doodling: Pencil & paper

toddogasawara
Sep 12 · 2 min read
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Amazon Basics pencil kit

After my previous experiment of using an ink pen with paper for doodling (instead of an iPad), I took another retro tech step and bought a pencil kit from Amazon for $7.99 (unfortunately, this kit appears to be sold out since shortly after I received mine).

So far, I’ve only used the №2 pencil. This pencil, being a drawing tool, doesn’t have an eraser on the end. That, however, is ok with me. A doodle doesn’t need to be “perfect.” It is just a doodle.

The kit only has a single 2B pencil. The other gray colored pencils are H, 2H. HB, B, and 3B. The three dark gray/black pencil are charcoal pencils of various hardness. There’s also four regular charcoal sticks of various types, a blending stump, a kneaded erase, a plastic eraser, and a surprisingly good tiny sharpener. The kit doesn’t include a case or pencil stand. So, I built a pencil stand out of LEGO with a LEGO tire at the bottom to protect the pencil lead tip when stored upright (for easy access).

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In the nearly four years that I’ve been doodling using an iPad and Apple Pencil, I really came to believe that the experience and output felt and looked like pencil or ink on paper. And, to a large extent, that is true. But, there is definitely a different look and feel to the experience that I’ve learned to appreciate and enjoy in the last few weeks of doodling with a pencil on paper.

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Editor MobileViews. ExtremeTech 2015–2016. BYTE 2011–2013. Windows Phone MVP 2000-2011. ThinkMobile/SocialTimes Mobile blogger 2008-2011

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Focus on Open Source, free or low cost software and web products

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