QOTW: Are you a pencil user?

I don’t know about you, but 99.5% of my time spent in front of a piece of paper, I’m holding a pen. Very rarely do I bother with pencils unless I’m attempting to sketch something which is quite rare.

It seems like there’s a lot of people quite dedicated to the use of pen just as I am but surely there are those wild and crazy folk who would rather hoist graphite than pen?

Feel free to admit your love for pencils or go ahead and tell us that you never use them. 🙂

5 thoughts on “QOTW: Are you a pencil user?

  1. I think pencil/pen is still a 50-50 thing for me. I love woodcased pencils, I have a lovely soft graphite clutch and a Jotter mechanical pencil that I adore.. they’re a far more important part of the arsenal than a ballpoint (yuck.) Smooth, somewhat old-fashioned, impermanent, allows you to move from writing to drawing in an instant… it’s very nice indeed. 🙂

  2. I rediscovered a love of woodcase pencils a few years ago and started collecting them. All my journaling is done in pen, but I decided to start using pencils at work for taking notes during meetings and as I’m working on things. It gives me an excuse to use the many different pencils I’ve collected, and has caused me to be seen as a bit of an eccentric at work (not necessarily a bad thing). People are especially intrigued by the small ink-bottle pencil sharpener I carry with me to meetings and keep on my desk (there’s not another pencil sharpener in the whole ofice, as far as I know).

  3. I use pencils often. usually mechanical pencils. Especially Zebra Cadoozles, half size plastic mechanical pencils that look like wooden pencils!!!? £2.50 for ten in Asda in UK, more expensive on Doane Paper site for US readers. The first pencil I thought was cool was the Staedtler lead holder and it’s still available 30 years later but I dont use one now. Perhaps i should buy one and take a trip down memory lane.

    Of course I also love pens of various shpaes, sizes, colurs and ink types, but then who doesn’t?

  4. Staedtler Mars Lumograph, Staedtler Norris (the classic yellow and black one!), Faber Castell 9000, Staedtler 2mm leadholder, Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 22, Rotring Tikky II 0.7 + 0.5 … Love writing, LOVE PENCILS.