Today, I thought I would talk about colored pencils. I think I have just about every type of pencil out there, other than prismatic.
Ok so now that my dark secret is out, let's get on with the colored pencils These are not in any particular order. I will make comments on each of them.
These are some of my favorite colored pencils and are quite reasonably priced. They never need sharpening because they are similar to a mechanical pencil. You just twist the bottom to have the lead come out. These are some of the first colored pencils I bought and they have held up well. I'm able to use a fair amount of pressure on them without the lead breaking (though I never have had a problem with lead breaking on any of the pencils I have). They color quite smoothly. The one down side is that because you don't sharpen them you can't get a really fine point on them, making them hard to use on very small details.
I love these metallic colored pencils. You will see them a lot in the Picture of the Day. My only complaint is there are not enough colors! They color very smoothly and are really beautiful shades, IMO. A great addition to your collection for a very reasonable price.
These are just regular old colored pencils, comparable to Crayola brand. They hold up well and color smoothly. I like them slightly better than Crayola ones, only because they have the names of the colors printed on them. Since many colored pencils look different on the outside than the actual color they are, this is handy when trying to figure out whether the color you picked is a blue or a teal when it's actually used.
These are my absolute favorite colored pencils currently. They are a little more expensive than the Crayola/Roseart brands, but they are worth it, IMO. I bought them on a whim because I was intrigued by "woodless" pencils. These pencils are a bit shorter and heavier than regular pencils. They color beautifully and are probably the smoothest laying down color of any pencil I have. They do seem to work as advertised when it comes to lasting longer. I've had these for several months now and have yet to have to sharpen one of them. The colors are very vibrant, as well.
Looking over this post, I feel like it's getting a little long already so I'm going to split it into 2 different posts. I'll post the next one in the next day or so.
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