The colours in the Caran d’Ache Neocolor II set of water soluble art crayons are vibrant and cheery.
These art crayons are part of the Caran d’Ache hobby collection which includes the wax-based Neocolor I art crayons. This video from Caran d’Ache shows an example of how you can use this range of water soluble art crayons.
These are similar to Caran d’Ache’s discontinued NeoArt water soluble artist crayon.
After reading this post, you’ll know which crayons are neutral, and which belong to a colour wheel colour family. This post will help you choose colours for your art projects. Use this post to find colour combinations to use.
Do you want to quickly search and sort these crayons? You can use the slim interactive colour chart here.
First, you may view colour differently to that of the reviewer. Please read this disclaimer to find out how the colour analysis was undertaken.
Of the range of 84 water soluble art crayons, there are 68 crayons that belong to colour wheel colour families, 13 are neutral and 3 are metallic.
Let’s have a look at them now.
The colour wheel colours
The colour wheel clock moves clock-wise around the wheel. The image below shows the colour family positions on the clock.
Of the colours, the make up of each colour family is outlined below. While the colours are of varying shades and tones, the predominant base colour belongs to the colour wheel family in which it has been placed.
Red – 12 o’clock
Let’s start with red at the 12.00 o’clock position. The image below shows that the Neocolor II set of 84 includes 5 red colour family crayons.
Red-Orange – 1.00 o’clock
The next colour family group is red-orange at 1.00 o’clock. This shows that the set of 84 includes 7 red-orange crayons.
Orange – 2.00 o’clock
The next colour is orange at 2.00 o’clock. The art crayon set of 84 includes 5 orange colour family pencils.
Orange-Yellow – 3.00 o’clock
Orange-Yellow sits at the 3.00 o’clock position. The image below shows that the art crayon set of 84 includes 5 orange-yellow family art crayons.
Yellow – 4.00 o’clock
At 4.00 o’clock sits Yellow. The art crayon set of 84 includes 7 yellow colour family crayons.
Yellow-Green – 5.00 o’clock
Yellow-Green sits at 5.00 o’clock. The image below shows that the art crayon set of 84 includes 6 yellow-green colour family crayons.
Green – 6.00 o’clock
The colour family of green sits at 6.00 o’clock. The 84 art crayon set includes 4 green colour family crayons.
Green-Blue – 7.00 o’clock
Green-Blue sits at 7.00 o’clock. The image below shows that the art crayon set of 84 includes 7 art crayons that belong to the green-blue colour family.
Blue – 8.00 o’clock
Blue is at the 8.00 o’clock position. The art crayon set of 84 includes 7 blue colour family art crayons.
Blue-Violet – 9.00 o’clock
Blue-Violet sits at the 9.00 o’clock position. The image below shows that the art crayon set of 84 includes 4 blue-violet colour family crayons.
Violet – 10.00 o’clock
Violet sits at the 10.00 o’clock position. The image below shows that the art crayon set of 84 includes 8 violet colour family art crayons.
Violet-Red – 11.00 o’clock
Violet-Red sits at the 11.00 o’clock position. The art crayon set of 84 crayons includes 3 violet-red colour family art crayons.
Colour wheel colour family – Summary
As you can see from the above images, the Caran d’Ache Neocolor II range of art crayons has crayons in all colour wheel colour families.
Now let’s look at the neutral and metallic colours included in the 84 set of Caran d’Ache Neocolor II art crayons.
Of the set of 84 art crayons, 13 are neutral and 3 are metallic.
The breakdown of these are as follows:
First there are the three metallic colours.
Next are the 2 neutral-black art crayons.
Next is neutral-cool grey with 6 art crayons.
Next is neutral-cool beige with 1 art crayon.
Neutral-warm beige follows with 1 art crayon also.
Neutral-Cool Brown is next with 1 art crayon.
Following is the 1 neutral-warm brown art crayon in the 84 set of Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water soluble art crayons.
Finally, neutral-white follows with 1 art crayon.
As you can see, the Caran d’Ache Neocolor II art crayons set of 84 is made up of a variety of colours and neutrals.
As noted above, the selection of colour is subjective and the reviewer has chosen colour by looking at the actual colour swatches. Nevertheless, you may find that particular colours belong in different groups or families.
The range of Neocolor II art crayons are part of the hobby products available from Caran d’Ache. For this reason, there is no lightfast ratings available on the actual art crayons, on the packaging, or available on the manufacturers colour chart. Therefore, we are unable to ascertain the lightfastness of these art crayons.
Make your own colour chart
For your knowledge, it’s advisable to draw up your own colour chart so you can get to know the actual colours of your art crayons. You will then be able to see how your art crayon performs on the papers or fabric that you use for your drawings.
However, this takes time. So, to save you time, you can join our email list and get immediate access to a library of slim interactive colour charts (including Neocolor II) that we have made for you.
You can also sit back and watch this artist swatch out the 84 Neocolor II set.
You should now have a better understanding of the colours available in the set of 84 Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water soluble art crayons.
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