Semi-Hex graphite pencils have been an art industry standard for decades. They originally got their name from their shape- they are hexagonal so that they will not roll off of your drawing table! This basic set includes one each of HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, one pink pencil eraser, an done sharpener. Just add paper and you are ready to draw! Smooth graphite pencils will allow you to achieve a broad range of tones, from pale grays to dark black.