Colour Pencil Sets
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, Art to Art has an art pencil set to suit you. Ranging from 12 colours in a set all the way up to 120, we stock pencils in a variety of hardnesses and price points.
Types of colour pencils
Oil - offers a buttery smooth pencil that can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights, and transitions. Their break resistant, water resistant, smudge proof the pigment is bound with vegetable oil to produce the coloured hard or soft core.
Wax -Most colour pencils are wax based. The wax-based formula makes for smooth colour laydown in any application from the lightest of shading to the heaviest marks, and is water and break-resistant. Note: wax based pencils can be prone to producing “bloom”, which is a powdery film on top of the colour.
Water Soluble - either wax or oil based, emulsifier is added to the pigment which allows it to be liquified.
Watercolour - Watercolour Pencils can be transformed or be completely dissolved to behave in the same way as classic watercolour paints. Watercolour Pencils provide artists with great versatility of expression when drawing, shading and painting in watercolours we have a wide range of watercolour pencils available.
Pastel - pastel pencils are a wax and oil free pastel pencil with a high level of pigment perfectly suited for fine details in pastels. These richly pigmented pencils have the softness and blendability of traditional pastels, but encased in a painted wooden barrel, they eliminate the mess of traditional pastels and allow for easy sharpening and detail work (Must be sharpened with a knife)
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Which colour pencil brand is best?
Well that comes down to personal preference.
What paper is best for colour pencils?
A mid to heavy weight paper is best, bristol paper works great also.
Can you use watercolour paper for coloured pencils?