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    Default Colored Pencils

    Who likes/uses colored pencils

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

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    Who likes/uses colored pencils
    Me! I have quite a few different brands & types. My favourites are Faber Castell Polychromos. They are well-made, have superb quality cores, hold a fine point, rarely break & the colours are extremely fade resistant.

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    I have a tin of Prismacolor pencils. They are fairly soft and their color leans more toward saturated and less toward subtle. When I was shopping them, they seemed in the middle of the price ranges I saw. I only use them for coloring books, not free hand drawings.
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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Prismacolor here, too. I've used them for decades, and not just for coloring books. I also have a set of Staedtler watercolor pencils. Though maybe I got the brand wrong...

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    I have a tin of Prismacolor pencils. They are fairly soft and their color leans more toward saturated and less toward subtle. When I was shopping them, they seemed in the middle of the price ranges I saw. I only use them for coloring books, not free hand drawings.
    I just bought a tin of 72. I see videos of really nice work done with Prismacolor pencils but I also see a lot of videos of people criticizing them. I guess there was a time when the quality control was bad. I like them

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    These just arrived a few days ago

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    I have a tin of Prismacolor pencils. They are fairly soft and their color leans more toward saturated and less toward subtle. When I was shopping them, they seemed in the middle of the price ranges I saw. I only use them for coloring books, not free hand drawings.
    I just bought a tin of 72. I see videos of really nice work done with Prismacolor pencils but I also see a lot of videos of people criticizing them. I guess there was a time when the quality control was bad. I like them
    As you probably know there is a big debate about Prismacolor v. Polychromos. I am a big fan of the latter: they are superb.

    I have a tin of 120 of the Prismacolor, & whilst I like the colour selection (lots of reds & neutrals), I donít think theyíre the best of my sets. They seem more fragile to me. The cores often break so I have had to replace those I canít sharpen, they are waxy & donít layer well as they tend to build up a bloom that dulls the finish, and the wood casing isnít great quality. But they are available as open stock, which is always good, still fun to use & I enjoy them. In fact I used them yesterday & was happy with the result.

    If you enjoy coloured pencils take a take a look at Peter Weaterillís website. Itís full of great info. http://www.penciltopics.co.uk/

    The U.K. Colour Pencil Society. https://www.ukcps.co.uk/ & its American equivalent https://www.cpsa.org/ feature excellent artwork.
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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    I also use the Faber Castell Polychromos (and also the FC Albrecht DŁrer) and enjoy them.

    Polychromos are oil based, Prismacolor are wax based, alone this fact already explain behavior differences. Beside the used pigments.

    Btw, the Caran dĎache Luminance are also wax based.

    All 3 are high quality (and therefor expensive) products.
    Which one somebody prefer is also depending on the personal preferences.

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    These just arrived a few days ago
    So is Blackwing actually making those colored pencils or someone else and getting boxed for Blackwing?
    0.5mm vs 0.7mm graphite sizes is much like 9mm vs 45acp...they both work if you know what you are doing. - me

    Looking for Caran d'Ache Type 55 2mm set and Rotation .7 pencils.

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    These just arrived a few days ago
    Please let us know how you like them!

    I do agree that Prismacolor shows a wax bloom; I still like 'em. I bought a basic set of the oil-based ones and those are also enjoyable, just a different feel and experience.

    The El Cheepo sets I got, on the other hand..

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapidray View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    These just arrived a few days ago
    So is Blackwing actually making those colored pencils or someone else and getting boxed for Blackwing?
    These are made by BlackWing.


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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Does anyone have the 150 count primas? Blick has them for a whole lot less than other places

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

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    Does anyone have the 150 count primas? Blick has them for a whole lot less than other places
    I thought my tin contained 120. In fact itís 132. I bought mine from Amazon several years ago.

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Inspired by this thread to use my Polychromos coloured pencils after not using them for several months, I've posted a sketch of fruits and veg in the FP Geeks Art Gallery thread

    https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post241696

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Another vote here for Polychromos, I chose them over the other ones based on the reviews etc and I've not been disappointed. I need more practice using them though!! 🤣 I'll post in the art gallery thread too

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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by migo984 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Does anyone have the 150 count primas? Blick has them for a whole lot less than other places
    I thought my tin contained 120. In fact itís 132. I bought mine from Amazon several years ago.
    Prisma actually has a tin of 150. I donít have them yet. I just have the 72


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    Quote Originally Posted by suzy01 View Post
    Another vote here for Polychromos, I chose them over the other ones based on the reviews etc and I've not been disappointed. I need more practice using them though!! 🤣 I'll post in the art gallery thread too

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    Iím going to end up buying them as well. All the reviews rate polychromatic over prisma. Theyíre just so much more expensive


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    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by suzy01 View Post
    Another vote here for Polychromos, I chose them over the other ones based on the reviews etc and I've not been disappointed. I need more practice using them though!! 🤣 I'll post in the art gallery thread too

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    Iím going to end up buying them as well. All the reviews rate polychromatic over prisma. Theyíre just so much more expensive


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    Default Re: Colored Pencils

    Quote Originally Posted by TAYLORPUPPY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by migo984 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Does anyone have the 150 count primas? Blick has them for a whole lot less than other places
    I thought my tin contained 120. In fact itís 132. I bought mine from Amazon several years ago.
    Prisma actually has a tin of 150. I donít have them yet. I just have the 72


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