These sets include a comprehensive range of quality sketching and drawing pencils for the intermediate artist. The soft pencils (B - 6B) are best suited to sketching and blending. The harder pencils (HB - 5H) are ideal for straight line and detailed work. The 6-Pencil Tin Set includes one pencil each in grades 3B, 2B, B, HB, H and 2H. The 12-Pencil Tin Set includes one pencil each in grades 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 3H, 4H and 5H. The tin sets are housed in a protective metal storage tin. The 12-Pencil Pod Set includes the same pencils as the 12-Pencil Tin Set plus a ruler, pencil sharpener and plastic eraser in a plastic pencil pod.