This month is all about Graphite Pans! This Basic box features 3 Gansai Tambi graphite pans from Kuretake in the colors, violet, green and red. These pans offer deep, tranquil colors with a matte texture and graphite finish. Dilute with water to achieve a variety of values. When polished gently with the backside of a spoon, these pans will reveal a metallic sheen similar to traditional graphite. This box also includes a Derwent water-soluble graphite pencil in HB. This hard lead pencil is perfect for laying in your initial sketch, and creates subtle washes once water is applied. For outlines, we included a Sakura Micron brush pen in dark grey. Perfect for line work, this waterproof brush pen offers a subtle effect when used in combination with the other materials in this box. We also included a SketchBox Signature flat shader size 4. This brush offers clean lines. Use a light hand and plenty of water to create smooth transitions with the Gansai Tambi pans. The surface this month is a custom 4x6 Rembrandt cold press water color pad. This 100% cotton 300gsm has 10 sheets, it is absorbent and perfect for water based media. Unlike most cold press paper, this surface has a fine texture which allows for crisp details.