View Full Version : Color Pencil differences

03-24-2001, 12:56 AM
OK, well I imagine that everyone will have a different opinion on this one...but what brand of color pencils are people using? Is there a difference between brands? The ones that I am using now are actually swiss imports and are watercolor color pencils...but I've just use them as color pencils. I can't remember the brand name and am not at home. I like the results, but they won't change the color after a couple of layers are piled up. I would like to buy some "regular" color pencils to play with. Please let me know any recomendations or negative thoughts on any brands in the US.


Cathy Sheeter
Sheeter Zoo Crew Animal Art

Gary B
03-24-2001, 05:00 AM
I use Prismacolor and Verithin...
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I like the painterly look, so I blend totally. The Verithin is harder so I use them to blend the same color of Prismacolor. I blend a lot with PC white also.


"First you get you a pen and a ink."

03-24-2001, 09:36 AM
I haven`t used them much but I have a set of prismacolour Scholar, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

03-25-2001, 08:09 AM
I'm a die hard fan of Polychromos by Faber-Castell. It's a german brand. I find they are the best pigmanted pencil on the market. I used to use the Berol Prismacolor's but had a lot of problems with them being too waxy. On one piece I did which was using a lot of black and dark brown's it keept blooming (wax coming to the surface clouding the image. I have never had this problem with the Polychromos.
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03-26-2001, 10:10 AM
I use Prismacolor. Why? Because the full set was on sale for 50% off. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif