These pencils and erasers are highly recommended for drawing and it is important to have a range of pencils. It is good to start off with hard pencils (H or HB). They are light and can be erased so they are suitable for sketching edges and lines. Use 2B or 3B to draw once you have confirmed your drawings. 4B onwards are good for shadings. Fine lines can be created with mechanical pencils. Charcoal pencils are softer than graphite pencils and they are not glossy. The Towbow erasers are essentials for drawing portraits of humans and animals as they help create natural looking highlights on hair, fur and whiskers.