Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Our chosen instrument - #1 - Simon Newbury

One of our creatives has received a parcel in the post and as part of his New Year Resolution, to take and publish a photo a day, Simon Newbury publishes his photo of his instrument of choice.

A friend of mine gave me some pencils recently as part of a new creative group @takingaline. Thesesare very special pencils. As Wikipedia will tell you the Blackwing 602 is a model of pencil that has developed a cult following as "best pencil ever made."

It is a very soft pencil with a wax addition to the lead, and has been advertised as requiring only half of the usual physical effort to produce the marking, or as the pencil states "Half the pressure, twice the speed!" The pencil was used mainly by artists, writers and musicians, including Oscar winning animation director Chuck Jones, author John Steinbeck and record producer Quincy Jones, and now me - I look forward to having a scribble! #365dayphotochallenge 7/365 - Simon Newbury

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