The Luminance range of coloured pencils expanded to 100 in July 2020. Caran d'Ache added 24 colours to their lightfast range of 76 coloured pencils. It is therefore a range of 100 lightfast coloured pencils. This post will illustrate how the additional 24 pencils contribute to the colour families in the range. The previous 76 range is available in a set which is … [Read more...] about The 100 Luminance coloured pencils – a closer look
wax-based coloured pencils
The small range of 24 Derwent Drawing Coloured pencils is a pleasant surprise. The colours are muted and the leads are soft. 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 this range. Join our email list, and you can access an expanded interactive colour chart in which … [Read more...] about Derwent Drawing Coloured Pencils – a closer look
The Prismacolor Premier coloured pencil range holds 150 pencils. 85 are lightfast with ratings of I or II, and 65 are non-lightfast with ratings of III, IV or V. 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 … [Read more...] about Prismacolor Premier Coloured Pencils – a closer look
There are oil, wax, and water based pencils, and you want to find out which are the best coloured pencils to use and why. 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. This post will provide a quick introduction to using … [Read more...] about Which are the best coloured pencils – oil or wax – and why?