This Conte a Paris Sanguine Pencil has a deep ”rust” colour and its lines are easily blended. It has similar properties to the other “Sanguine” pencils in that with a sharpened lead the drawing is accurate, the colour is transparent and if the work is lightly drawn, the Sanguine pencil lets the texture of the paper appear. With a half-worn lead, the opacity increases with the pressure exerted on the pencil. This pencil is recommended for nudes and is frequently used in sketching to draw the body. Length of the pencil is 176.5 mm, diameter of the pencil is 8.5 mm and the diameter of the lead is 5 mm.