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Old 04-13-2012, 11:35 PM
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What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ? to me i think coloured greys and super lights but lightfast hues. i know there is blending etc but still. ps. i want more single pigment coloured pencils.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:38 AM
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What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ? to me i think coloured greys and super lights but lightfast hues. i know there is blending etc but still. ps. i want more single pigment coloured pencils.

I think the strength of color range depends on the brand. I am using Prismacolors, and they currently produce 150 colors, including lots of grays and blues.
And since each brand has some unique colors, you can expand your collection even more if you use multiple brands.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM
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Re: What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

I also use prismas but branched out to some faber castell.
having said that, I don't think any single color can match the depth of color that can be achieved by layering multiple colors, whether they are analogous or complimentary.

I've been reading on color theory and practicing with the primary colors and I'm "finding" so many new colors that were "hidden" in my pencil box...lol....it's opened my eyes to the "color" aspect of our art.

still fun to have hundreds of colors to choose from though : ))
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Re: What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

I am with you Johanne -all those lovely colours.....I admit that sometimes I just sit and stare at the diferent draws of pencils in my set, mine are Karisma's/Prismacolor 120, I don't have any other brands though.
I have been worrying about replacing my colours given that so many ppl are less than impressed with the quality that Prismacolor are producing now? I really don't know which brand to go for instead -I love my Prisma's .

I also agree with you with regards layering your colours they are much more blendable and playful than is sometimes acknowledged by non CP users.

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Re: What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

Faber Castell is a bit light on skin tone colours. I mean yes there is light, medium and dark flesh plus cinnamon but there's no peaches or salmon colours- I use Caran d'Ache to fill that gap.

And don't talk to me about Prismacolors Black grape/Cherry or Raspberry- I haven't managed to find any other brand that matches those colours!

The other color I have trouble with is a true tan - a light brown. Yes Caran d'Ache has Beige and Light Beige but these are greyish in hue and indeed I often use them as a type of grey. The other tan I have found Creatacolor is actually a equivalent to light flesh, so is pink toned.

And realistic greens- you often have to mix to get these to actual plant colours and that's in all brands.
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The other color I have trouble with is a true tan - a light brown. Yes Caran d'Ache has Beige and Light Beige but these are greyish in hue and indeed I often use them as a type of grey. The other tan I have found Creatacolor is actually a equivalent to light flesh, so is pink toned.
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Tan is a frustrating color. I use Prisma Ginger Root, but it's not a true tan. And I haven't found a really effective way to make tan with other colors. Some combination of Ginger Root, Peach Beige and Sand can work.
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Re: What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

Cream is the color I have trouble with. The Prismacolor cream is really a pale yellow, in my opinion.

I do agree with JohanneL that mixing colors is the way to go. You get much richer, lifelike colors that way.
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Re: What i think is weakest area coloured pencils colour ranges ?

I find a paucity in yellow-greens.
All brands, and the same for pastel. No true yellow green.

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