Which colored pencil brand is preferable?

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lsrkhm wrote
on 9 Jul 2013 10:56 PM

I have a wonderful PC artist who likes the Derwent Colorsoft better than any she has used.

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ascian26 wrote
on 24 Jul 2013 6:34 PM

I'm new to this site and relatively new to art - well, it's been several years since I've done any drawing.  

To answer your question, I use Derwent and have found them to be excellent.  I've used their Coloursoft, Inktense and Watercolour pencils.  They are vibrant and blendable.  In fact, I find they are my preferred brand - with Faber-Castell coming in at a close second.

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Sarah Gren wrote
on 17 Apr 2014 12:53 AM

musicminister187:

Which brand will allow me to still see the words in my bible clearly after hilighting? Prisma or Castell?

I think you should go for Prisma, because its good for highlighting & shading colors. I normally order this one: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/colored-pencils/prismacolor-colored-pencils-and-sets/prismacolor-colored-pencils.htm

 

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Klein J wrote
on 18 May 2014 11:02 PM

whatever pencil brand,the point is that your idea.Wink

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on 21 Jul 2014 7:12 AM

When I started working with coloured pencils the only available brands in South Africa was Derwent and Faber Castel. I started with Derwents and have always been very happy with them.

Andre

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Daywalker wrote
on 23 Sep 2014 12:39 AM

I can answer that..... I HATE THEM!!!!!!!!!! They can't seem to stay consistent at all. One pencil grade (i.e. 4H) can be different from one pencil to the next.

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on 24 Sep 2014 12:03 PM

Daywalker—

I understand your frustration—but I love your comment!

I use leads in lead-holders rather than pencils for drawing. I think the inconsistency of grades is even worse with leads from one manufacturer to another. I find this to be more so in the harder leads.

Paul

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Tracesder wrote
on 10 Oct 2014 6:36 PM

I am also an author of the book, Learning As I Grow.  It's selling on the lulu website.  I self-illustrated the entire book as well.  I love deep rich colors.  Big Smile

Tracey Johnson-Lenard

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on 12 Oct 2014 10:16 AM

Hi ! I use Maped and Staedtler for colored pencils. Techno, Pelikan and Maped for pencils. I try to do my best with !

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on 12 Oct 2014 2:05 PM

Ive used Derwent ones and have been quite happy with them, price is ok too. 

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