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I'm currently using Derwent's studio colourpencils, a 72 pencil set out of which I use about three or four colours like red, blue, pink, brown to do monochromatic drawings. I hardly ever use any of the other colours. Some of the pencils are too hard on the paper and don't come as soft as the others, I guess because of the pigment. Now they're half the size they and my pencil set looks unbalanced.
So what brand do I buy if I want to do layered monochromatic shadings? Not Prismacolours because they're a bit crayony for the kind of shading I want done. I have Derwent's dry pastel pencils as well, but can't use them for practice renderings cz they smudge after a while.
Do make suggestions, I have no knowledge of any other brands besides these two.
Col-erase. You could also try Prismacolor Verithins, which have a harder lead than the regular Prismas.
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mmm hard question
I personally like to use Bruynzeel design pencils. I have these pencils at home of that brand.
-& pastel pencils
I really like them and they are sold in boxes of 12, 20, 30, 45, and more...
These pencils are made in Holland (where i live) and they are sold in many other countrys.
I think a box of 30 pencils are the best for you, because then you have a nice variety of colours but you don't have to much so you get confused.
Last edited by Howling Wolve; May 7th, 2007 at 11:56 AM.
Hey thanks Elwell, Howling Wolve.
I looked them up on the net and guess what, the transportation costs are three times the price of the products, it seems they're very delicate or something, so I guess I'll have to wait until I can get to Micheal's or Blick, which are really far away from where I live.
I've been searching on the internet for you for a site that sells Burynzeel pencils and that looks a bit Reliable.
This is a English site and they sell many products for artists.
They sell all the bruynzeel pencills except the aquarel pencills.
It's still very expensive so maybe a few hints.
-You can also buy a smaller box 20 pencils will still do the work.
-Buy 2 boxes, a box of pastel pencils or some other stuff you will need.
Last edited by Howling Wolve; May 7th, 2007 at 12:48 PM.
Well you certainly sold the product, Holland should be proud, (as well as the hands that dare to touch the same pencils that such talent has graced!)
Now for some cash....
sorry I didn't want to sell the product...
I never buy pencils on the internet, I only wanted to help you a bit...
Last edited by Howling Wolve; May 7th, 2007 at 01:02 PM. Reason: grammar
Perhaps I should have added a couple of smileys, or mentioned that I was kidding. Your help is more than appreciated.
hehe alright.. Sorry I'm from the Netherlands so sometimes i don't know if somebody is really just joking, or means it seriously
No problem, just a communication gap I guess. I wouldn't be ungrateful and sarcastic with someone who truly wanted to help
I've got myself a 12 pencil Derwent Graphitint set. It's soft and it comes in some lovely dull dark shades like Cocoa /Cool Grey /Aubergine /Dark Indigo /Ivy...
And its super smooth.
Now if only my drawing would match up.