I did a test of Derwent Lightfast Colored pencils for the colored pencil forum.
They only put out 36 colors and the other 36 are coming out this year.
I ordered the Derwent Lightfast pencils and thought I would give you my thoughts, although I am mostly an acrylic and oils painter. I'm enjoying my journey into colored pencils. I have a full set of Polychromos, and schpirerr farbens.
I set up a small still life for this: the size is about 9x11 on stonehenge.
The background (wall is in gouache to save time.......lazy?).
To be pure: no solvents and only burnishing, no other colors from other sets, only the Derwents.
My first thought was DARN, I need more colors to make this look good, but I hung in there. Can't wait til' they put out the other 36 colors.
Colors are earthy. Scarlet and Sun yellow seem to be the only really vibrant colors. I was wishing for a good cobalt or cerulean blue.
The colors blend really well and layer beautifully. The white is amazing and covers better than the polychromos white.