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Lovely, lovely pencils.
on 9 September 2017
I am a crafter not an experienced artist but I enjoy using colour in various media. I already own Derwent Inktense pencils and love them and the effects they produce. I decided I wanted to buy some regular colouring pencils too, specifically for colouring books. I took a look at Youtube for guidance and found Peta Hewitt's two videos comparing and demonstrating a range of different pencils from the staggeringly expensive Luminance pencils right down to Crayola. These were in her top half dozen and within my price range so I decided to go for the tin of 36 pencils. I love them. There is a good range of colours and they have behaved exactly as PH demonstrated. They blend well but they do have a waxy texture and this limits the number of layers that can be put down if you have a heavy hand; this does not affect my colouring attempts though. I bought separately the pack of two blender pencils, two burnishers, a sharpener and a rubber and, with the exception of the sharpener, these work brilliantly with the colours. I just use my old basic metal sharpener instead.
I have a couple of slight gripes - I don't much like the red in this set because it's a bit dull tomato rather than a bright red and there's no dark green. However the pencils can be bought singly so I should be able to remedy that easily enough.