Coloured Pencils are not just for children anymore, they aren’t even just for adults who casually doodle or colour in anymore. Coloured Pencils have become a professional artists tool thanks to a few manufacturers who now produce lightfast, highly pigmented gorgeous coloured pencils. Other companies are now making papers and other supports specifically for the coloured pencil artist, and the artwork that is being created today is phenomenal! To view some amazing coloured pencil artists, please visit the Austrailan Society of Coloured Pencil Artists, the Coloured Pencil Society of America, and the UK Coloured Pencil Society.
If you are now inspired to learn more, please visit the blog posts below. I hope you find them helpful…
I have to be honest here, I have not played with my Luminance pencils enough to give a proper opinion. I bought them solely for a specific project I have in mind that I want to last for forever and a day if I ever get good enough to complete it. The lightfast...read more
Moving up the scale a little more from the Prismacolor and Polychromos, we come to the Caran D’Ache Pablo pencils, Wow what beautiful pencils. I have had the Polychromos, Luminance and Prismacolor pencils for quite a while, and I recently purchased the Pablos to...read more
The Faber Castell statement on their website pretty much says it all… The name POLYCHROMOS®, meaning “many colors” was born in 1908 and became known across several continents. Today, the name still stands for best of class quality including:...read more
One of the hardest things to decide is which brand of pencil is right for you. There are so many different brands and types of pencils within those brands for you to choose from. I suggest you purchase a few single pencils to try from each branch to test before you...read more
There are so many wonderful publications available now to help the beginner Coloured Pencil Artist, it would be impossible to purchase and list them all. These are the ones that I personally own, or have purchased tutorials from, so I can vouch for their wonderful...read more
I am not sure about you, but I learn way quicker when I can actually watch an artist doing their thing. I love watching their process, seeing how they apply the pencils and studying how they think along the way to their final piece. The following sites and youtube...read more