The Luminance range of coloured pencils has expanded to 100. In July 2020, Caran d'Ache added 24 colours to their lightfast range of 76 coloured pencils. It now is a range of 100 lightfast coloured pencils. This post will illustrate how the new 24 pencils contribute to the colour families in the range. The previous 76 range is available in a set which is outlined here in a previous blog post. Wanting to see these pencils quickly? Use our slim Luminance interactive colour chart. Use … [Read more...] about The 100 Luminance coloured pencils – a closer look
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We recently had a look at the 150 coloured pencils in the Prismacolor Premier range. We found that of that range, 59 have the highest lightfast rating of I, and 26 have the next highest rating of II. This means that the pencil range has a total of 85 lightfast coloured pencils. The pencil names and numbers are highlighted on the pencil. However, the lightfast rating is not. This rating was listed separately on the Prismacolor Premier colour chart, and were transferred to match each … [Read more...] about The 85 lightfast Prismacolor Premier pencils
UPDATED: June 11, 2020 As an artist starting in the coloured pencil medium, you may be confused by the range of coloured pencils available. You have a limited budget, yet you want to learn with the best available tools. Let's find out which are the best coloured pencils to use and why. This post will provide a quick introduction to using coloured pencils, which will be followed by examples of a green capsicum drawn with different types of pencils. Then this post will look … [Read more...] about Which are the best coloured pencils – oil or wax – and why?
UPDATED: August 6, 2020 Do you want to know more about the colours included in the 76 Caran d'Ache Luminance coloured pencil set? You have limited time and energy, yet you want to thoroughly know your coloured pencils. You know it will take time to make colour charts and to sort your pencils according to lightfastness and type. This post will help you save your time and your energy. It will show you what colour family colours and neutral colours are included in the Caran … [Read more...] about 76 Caran d’Ache Luminance Coloured Pencil set- a closer look
UPDATED: July 30, 2020 Use the simple interactive colour chart provided below to quickly search and sort the expanded Caran d'Ache Luminance 100 coloured pencil range. See the colours of this 100 Luminance range in this blog post. You can also find out more about the largest set that contains 76 Luminance pencils outlined in a previous post. Find each pencil's name, pencil number and lightfast rating. A colour swatch for each coloured pencil is also provided. This interactive colour … [Read more...] about 100 Caran d’Ache Luminance – Interactive Colour Chart
UPDATED: August 24, 2020 The simple interactive colour chart below shows only the lightfast Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils. These are the pencils with a lightfast rating of I or II. As the Prismacolor Premier pencils do not have lightfast ratings listed on the actual pencil, the ratings for each pencil has been identified from the Prismacolor colour chart. A recent blog post provided a closer look at the 85 lightfast Prismacolor Premier pencils. This simple interactive colour … [Read more...] about Lightfast Prismacolor Premier Interactive Colour Chart
UPDATED: May 25, 2020 The small range of 24 Derwent Drawing Coloured pencils is a pleasant surprise. The colours are muted and the leads are soft. You will find out more about the coloured pencils available in this small range of here. By knowing more about the pencils, you will have better knowledge when using them, planning your artwork, or simply deciding if you would like to buy these pencils. You can use the interactive colour chart at the bottom of this post to search and sort … [Read more...] about Derwent Drawing Coloured Pencils