This Conte a Paris Sepia Pencil is reminiscent to the burnt umber colour. This pencil shades easily and with a sharpened lead the drawing is accurate where you can achieve a delicate finish. With a half-worn lead, the opacity increases with the pressure exerted on the pencil. This pencil is recommended for rough sketches, portraits, nudes as it enables the most contrasted parts of the body to be shaded. It can be used on its own but it can also be blended with the Sanguine, White, Charcoal or Pierre Noire pencils for a more complex finish. 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.