I have converted to the cult of black ticos.
- the eraser is seriously the best eraser I've ever used and I regularily draw with those fancy graphite pencils.
- the graphite is as smooth as the fancy graphite pencils mentioned above, if not smoother. If feels much more like a 2B pencil, to the point that I've checked the pencils like three times.
- the Miranos lost their tip after like three questions and remained very hard. Also they got gray dust everywhere after the first write. This does not happen with the black ticos.
- I've heard the smell when you sharpen them is like an eighth of an orgasm.
I also got my 180Watch in the mail. It's pretty spiffy. It is very easy to read and I am like one step above illiteracy.
grabbed two Blackwings. I tried both the Blackwing and the Blackwing 602, and ultimately went with the regular Blackwing because it is softer, and I tend to like a softer lead. Plus, they look sexier. But all I have done with those is sharpen them, so I can't exactly review them now.
Some people somewhere asked about the difference between yellow ticos and black ticos. The eraser on the yellow is WAY more similar to the Miranos (it is rough), while the eraser on the black ticos is nice and smooth. I also think the yellow ticos are more variable. This one I'm testing is pretty good--nice, dark, smooth that's what she said
--but on others, they have been very light. I personally have noticed my yellow ticos seem to break frequently. Also they don't smell nearly as good as black ticos. TL;DR:
THE ORDER (of pencils I have tried):
1.) Black ticos
2.) Yellow ticos
17.) Mirano warriors
With the BW not reviewed yet.
mlansky wrote:Once I went Ticon black, I didn't go back.
A TRUER STATEMENT HAS NEVER BEEN MADE. Now I need to figure out what to do with 24 Mirano warriors.