With some more encouragement from the Discord, I've had some quick sketch time tonight. Yesterday was busy with work and ill children - but I had time to get some pencils from the shops. 4H, 3B. Tonight I played with them to see the difference. A sharp pencil carves up the paper more, got to be careful there. But, I drew a mug and a little set of goggles. That's something.
Got my scale completely out but hey.