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150pcs Children School Color Pencil Art Set
150pcs Children School Color Pencil Art Set
150pcs Children School Color Pencil Art Set
AED29.06
Newchic
10-Pack Branch & Twig Graphite Wooden Pencils
10-Pack Branch & Twig Graphite Wooden Pencils
10-Pack Branch & Twig Graphite Wooden Pencils
AED8.65
Newchic
34CM Large Real Giant Character Wooden Pencil With Eraser Gift School Supply Actually Writes
34CM Large Real Giant Character Wooden Pencil With Eraser Gift School Supply Actually Writes
34CM Large Real Giant Character Wooden Pencil With Eraser Gift School Supply Actually Writes
AED5.47
Newchic
Cars Printed Pencil Case
Cars Printed Pencil Case
Emblazoned with Cars-inspired graphic print, this cylindrical pencil case is a fun accessory for your kid. Made from polyester, the durable piece is secured by a zipper. Ideal for keeping one's writing implements safe, this case is highlighted by contrast piping for added appeal.
AED10.-
Lifestyle
5Pcs Funny Ball Smile Face DIY Plastic Pencils Children Study Stationary Gifts
5Pcs Funny Ball Smile Face DIY Plastic Pencils Children Study Stationary Gifts
Colorful funny face DIY pencils.Good for collection or gift.Comfortable and smooth writing.Great decoration for home and office.
AED3.-
Newchic
Staedtler Coloured Pencil - Set of 12
Staedtler Coloured Pencil - Set of 12
Spike your baby's creativity with this coloured pencil set. Inclusive of twelve vibrant shades, this set is quite user-friendly and will promote your kid's love for art and drawing.
AED11.-
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Professional 32Pcs/Set Sketch Drawing Painting Pencil Kit With Nylon Storage Bag
Professional 32Pcs/Set Sketch Drawing Painting Pencil Kit With Nylon Storage Bag
Professional 32Pcs/Set Sketch Drawing Painting Pencil Kit With Nylon Storage Bag
AED23.44
Newchic
12/24 Colors Crayon Pencils
12/24 Colors Crayon Pencils
12/24 Colors Crayon Pencils
AED7.49
Newchic
Natural Wooden Lead Pencils
Natural Wooden Lead Pencils
Natural Wooden Lead Pencils
AED10.13
Newchic
High Quality Water-soluble Watercolor Pencils Colored Pencils 12 Colored Pencils
High Quality Water-soluble Watercolor Pencils Colored Pencils 12 Colored Pencils
High Quality Water-soluble Watercolor Pencils Colored Pencils 12 Colored Pencils
AED4.44
Newchic
12 Pcs/Pack Lovely Cartoon Colored Pencil New Wooden Painting Colored Pencils For Children
12 Pcs/Pack Lovely Cartoon Colored Pencil New Wooden Painting Colored Pencils For Children
12 Pcs/Pack Lovely Cartoon Colored Pencil New Wooden Painting Colored Pencils For Children
AED4.79
Newchic
Staedtler 24-Piece Coloured Pencil Set
Staedtler 24-Piece Coloured Pencil Set
This delightful set from Staedtler consists of twenty-four assorted coloured pencils. Made from wood, the pieces are sure to be just what you need to enjoy a session of colouring. Packed inside a square-shaped tin case, this set also makes for a thoughtful gift.
AED67.-
Lifestyle
Staedtler 12-Piece Colour Pencil Set with Case
Staedtler 12-Piece Colour Pencil Set with Case
A complete set to aid your kid's school activities, this colour pencil case with twelve shades offers the full range of shades. It comes with a case that is quite convenient with the cutout detail that help chose colours with no hassle.
AED40.-
Lifestyle
Staedtler 24-Piece Coloured Pencil Set
Staedtler 24-Piece Coloured Pencil Set
From larger-than-life sketches to quirky doodles, these coloured pencils by Staedtler will give life to all of your artistic endeavours. Crafted from wood, the pencils come in twenty-four different shades to meet your requirements.
AED22.-
Lifestyle
Maped HB Black Peps Jumbo Pencil - Set of 12
Maped HB Black Peps Jumbo Pencil - Set of 12
With a wide triangular design, this pencil is quite comfortable for your kid to practise writing. Offering a convenient grip for his/her small hands and the dark classy finish, this set of twelve is a must-have for your kid.
AED7.-
Lifestyle
Awesome Printed Pencil Pouch with Zip Closure
Awesome Printed Pencil Pouch with Zip Closure
Carry your art brushes and pencils in a convenient manner with this pencil pouch. An eye-catching pick, this pencil pouch is designed with a bold printed motif in front and adorned with applique detail all over.Set is for representation purpose only.
AED39.-
Lifestyle
Hello Kitty Round Pencil Case with Zip Closure
Hello Kitty Round Pencil Case with Zip Closure
With a lovely round shape and Hello Kitty print, this pencil case will become your kid's favourite pick for school. Durable and appealing, it sports attractive tones and the zip closure will keep the contents safe.
AED32.38
Lifestyle
10 PC/Lot Innovative Unbreakable Soft Pencil
10 PC/Lot Innovative Unbreakable Soft Pencil
10 PC/Lot Innovative Unbreakable Soft Pencil
AED4.25
Newchic

About Pencils

Whether you are a student, artist or a regular office goer who likes to plan things on paper, a pencil must be an indispensable tool for you. However, all pencils are not created equally. Some are apt for sketching whereas other work well while you scribble or work on a technical thing, say, machine drawing. Read on to explore the varieties and find out which one works best in your case.

 When we were in school, shopping for us used to mean loading up the pencil box. Because of their erasable nature, pencils have been an integral part of our studies. Not just studies, they let you quickly scribble down anything like to-do list, grocery list, meeting notes etc. They are an essential part in every artist’s life who work on visual arts like drawing, sketching, and painting. Architects, designer and engineers use them to make sure all dimensions related to their projects are laid down correctly. However, all pencils are not created equally. There is a different type for different uses. So, on this page, we will explore everything you need to know about them so that you can choose an appropriate one.

Exploring popular varieties of pencils

Pencils come in a wide assortment of options based on their core, material, length, colour and more factors. They usually comprise of two components- one is the solid pigment core, and another is the protective casing. Most of the cores are made up of graphite power mixed with a clay binder. However, nowadays, you can find a wide variety of cores to achieve different results. For example, Charcoal core is popular among sketching artists whereas coloured crayon-like pencils work well for the drawing projects at schools and even professional spaces. Speaking of the casing, it can be of wood, glass, plastic and even paper. You can even find the pencils in which the core is not bonded the case. Let us explore more about popular varieties.

Graphite or lead pencil

A graphite or lead pencil is the best pencil for drawing and writing. It contains a thin graphite core that is embedded in some other material, mostly, wood. We have been using it since our childhood. It produces black or grey marks that you can also erase easily. However, they are resistant to most of the chemicals, moisture, and even ultraviolet radiations. Graphite is produced in various grades which is why you get different marks from different pencils. Your choice depends upon the type of work you are doing, the type of paper you use and the pressure you apply while writing. For example, if you apply much pressure then 4B can be dark for you but 6B or 8B may work.

Charcoal pencil

As the name suggests, it contains compressed charcoal enclosed in wooden case. If you are looking for a clean, fine, and crisp drawing then it should be your choice. It lets you develop black matte shades that do not have a shiny appearance. Just like graphite, Charcoal also come in light, moderate and hard consistencies, Even the medium one will be darker than the darkest type of graphite. So, it is an apt choice for both white as well as a bit dark shade paper. You can find them in both stick as well as pencil form. However, artists prefer sticks since they can turn them around or lay them down to cover a large area at once.

Coloured pencils

A coloured pencil is an art medium that contains a pigmented core enclosed in a wooden case. These pencils are different than the above two types. Their core are wax, or oil-based and contain a variety of pigments, binding agents, and additives. They come in a wide range of colours, so the possibilities are just endless with them. Artist-grade, student grade, watercolour pencils and pastel pencils are some of the popular types you can find in the market. These pencils can also be used with another drawing medium for the best results. You can do layering, roughening, scoring, and more techniques with them.

 BIC pencils, Staedtler pencils & other popular varieties

BIC is a well-known name for its basic and best mechanical pencils. They come with break-resistant and ultra-solid leads. You can erase the marks with latex-free erases easily. Staedtler is another brand that comes up with high-quality pencils of different grades. You can even get your hands on mechanical ones for better and ceaseless writing and drawing experience. If you are looking for the best pencils for your workplace, then they can be your choice as they are also pocket safe. You can easily carry them in your bag wherever you go. If you are looking for colourful options, Crayola coloured pencils are popular art medium that comes with decent colour application. There are many more brands you can find here with the best ever collection.

Tips for purchasing Pencils in Dubai

By now, you must have guessed that there is a wide variety of pencils you can find in the market. Whether you are a sketching artist, a student, or an office goer, it is essential to choose the appropriate variety for the best results. It is natural to get a bit confused. But if you keep some factors in mind. So, here are some tips that will help you.
  • Know your requirements- You may require it to write, sketch, colour or scribble anything. However, there are different types that suit different needs. For example, to prepare the to-do list or take quick notes at office, you will need a pencil that runs smooth and do not need constant sharpening whereas, for sketching, you will require a variety that can give you multiple stroke possibilities. To include colours in your project, you will have to go for colourful options. So, it is necessary to consider your requirements.
  • Consider core material- The core of a pencil can be of Graphite, charcoal, and even pigmented one. Your choice here depends upon your requirements. If you need a pencil to draw or sketch, you should go for Graphite or Charcoal. Charcoal gives clean, fine, and crisp drawing but darker shades. For the projects, the required colours, go for colourful cores.
  • Consider the case type- The case can be attached to the core, but you can also find the options in which you can remove and replace the lead. You will have to sharpen the connected cores whereas if you get a mechanical pencil, you can just replace the lead.
  • Consider the shade- The shades you get out of a pencil depends upon the grade of the core. For example, in Graphite ones, H leads are smudge-resistant and offer cleaner lines, apt for outlines, & technical drawings whereas HB is the lead grade used for writing mostly.
Now that you have explored a lot of details about pencils, are you ready to explore the best collection? Well, you can start right here. At Shops.ae, you can find a wide assortment of pencils ranging from graphite to charcoal and even coloured variations. Also, you can find popular brands here such as Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, Derwent, and Pentel. So, look no further and grab the best options while stock lasts.  

Question & Answer

Which pencil is the best for shading?

In general, B pencils are good for light to medium shading. 2B even work on dark shading well. However, if you think you need an ultra-dark shading but B and 2B cannot work. Then, you can go for 4B. If you are looking for fine, even, and light shading, then the HB and H are good choices too. Speaking of the brands, you can find the best ever brands here that sell high-quality pencils for shading. So, embark on your searching right here on our product search engine.

 What pencil to use for drawing?

There is a wide range of shades to choose from when it comes to drawing. H, B, and HB pencils are popular ones. Out of them, H pencils do not leave much graphite on the paper. Hence, this does not make the best choice for drawing. However, you can use them for specific requirements like to draw light parts while machine drawing. B pencils, on the other hand, are dark and make a popular choice for drawing and sketching. HB pencils are the best for school and office uses. They sit on the mid-way when compared to H and B pencils.

 Which pencil is the lightest?

H pencils are hard and leave less graphite on the paper. Thus, they are light. However, in H variety also, you will get many shades. The more H’s means the pencil is harder. For example, a 4H is harder and lighter than a 2H. B, on the other hand, leave more graphite on the paper. A 5B pencil is softer and darker than a 2B. If you are in search of the best light pencils, you are in the right place.

Where to buy a pencil in bulk online in the UAE?

If you are in search of the best pencils for sale online in the UAE, then you have arrived your destination. At Shops.ae, you can find more than 500 online stores like Newchic that sell the best pencils and other office supplies at affordable prices. Moreover, you can find the best brands here like Uni Pencil, Rotring, Paper Mate, and Stabilo. If you feel overwhelmed with the options, you can use filters for price, brand, seller, and colours. This way you will be able to narrow down your options and make your browsing quick. After collecting the crucial information on pencils, are you ready to find the best collection? At Shops.ae, you can find a range of options here offered by the best brands of the industry. Moreover, we have brought together hundreds of online stores here so that you can have many options on your fingertips. So, make no delay and grab the best ones while stock lasts.