Please use this discussion to ask or discuss colored pencils or drawing pencils only only. What brands do you like best? Beginners what are your questions regarding colored pencils or drawing pencils?
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Prismacolours are my faves that I've tried so far, a lot of people swear by those
I use the Faber Castell Albecht Duer watercolour pencils and the Derwent ones too as they have an excellent range of greens, you can buy those pencils individually too which is very useful
Anyone would think this is my page, lol would be interested on people's opinions on graphite pencils,? My first decent sketching pencils were a small set of 6, WHSmith ones. those are nice and soft and quickly disappearing, I have some Khol le noor ones, which I find a lot harder and not as black, maybe I'll get used to them but so far prefer the WHS ones. Only one problem, black and soft pencils are very smudge!

I tried the Derwent Watercolour pencils , Prismacolour and Faber-castell... each brand has their own good qualities - but the Faber-Castell suits my rendering style :) Derwent is also good but keeps on breaking :( 

I had been using Faber  Castal but I couldn't afford to keep using them. At the moment I use Reeves coloured pencils, and I like the quality of them. Very reasonable prices usaully to! :)


My husband uses the colored pencils more than me and we have always gone with the prismacolors. I have tried others and I like a good dark pigment. with a smooth not crumbly lead. 


Sharon Nelson said:

Prismacolours are my faves that I've tried so far, a lot of people swear by those

polychromos

Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft for coloured pencils and Derwent for watercolour ones

Yeh for me the biggest issue with the PrismaColor Premeir Pencils that I have are the lead inside the pencil are broken up horribly. However Ive read you can microwave the pencil for 30 seconds or so and it should melt the pencil back together, I have not tried this yet tho. They are a tad bit too expensive to take the chance for me.



Doris Culverhouse said:


My husband uses the colored pencils more than me and we have always gone with the prismacolors. I have tried others and I like a good dark pigment. with a smooth not crumbly lead. 


Sharon Nelson said:

Prismacolours are my faves that I've tried so far, a lot of people swear by those


I have a cheap set of 12 graphite pencils. Daler Rowney Brand, I use them quite a bit! Find them great for sketching before doing a final of the peice Im doing. 


Sharon Nelson said:

Anyone would think this is my page, lol would be interested on people's opinions on graphite pencils,? My first decent sketching pencils were a small set of 6, WHSmith ones. those are nice and soft and quickly disappearing, I have some Khol le noor ones, which I find a lot harder and not as black, maybe I'll get used to them but so far prefer the WHS ones. Only one problem, black and soft pencils are very smudge!

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