UPDATED: May 26, 2020
This disclaimer relates to Artnitso & Co’s analysis of individual coloured pencils, and other drawing mediums available in various sets and ranges.
These have not been controlled experiments. Artnitso & Co has no affiliation to any of the coloured pencil or drawing medium brands analysed. All the coloured pencils and drawing mediums analysed were purchased privately.
The coloured pencils and drawing mediums were sorted by type and lightfastness and arranged onto colour wheels where numbers and medium type allowed. All mediums were drawn onto colour swatches to view.
As viewing colour is subjective, the colours listed are as seen by the reviewer. The colours were viewed in daylight. At best attempts, no neutral colours such as greys, blacks, whites, or metallics have been included in the colour wheel colour family. Only colours that appear to represent a colour on the colour wheel have been identified as belonging to a colour wheel colour family.
Some colours appear borderline and could belong to one or a neighbouring colour wheel colour family. However, if after reviewing the colours and it appears a colour better fits in another colour wheel group, the charts will be updated to reflect that change.
The lightfast ratings on the charts have not been tested by Artnitso & Co. The ratings for each item have been transferred from the actual drawing item, or from the manufaturer’s colour chart, or the medium’s packaging.
The digital images may not accurately represent the colours of the actual coloured pencil or drawing medium. However, the analysis was conducted by looking at the colour swatches completed by the reviewer. The reviewer identified the colour families to which the drawing medium belonged according to the colours on the colour swatches.
Each person views colour individually and you may find a colour differs from that of the reviewer. It is recommended you create your own colour charts for each of your drawing mediums so that you know your medium’s colours and to know how your own drawing medium performs on your preferred drawing surface.