Monday, April 21, 2008

fave pencils

I am curious... what are your favorite watercolor and/or colored pencils? I have sampled a few different varieties and have been hearing a lot about Caran D'Ache. Would appreciate other artist thoughts on their preferred brand medium.
Thank you-

5 comments:

Diana Evans said...

I will come back to answer this one...

rbaird said...

I haven't tried those! Now I'm curious...what have you heard about them?
I use Prisma Color pencils. I'm forever trying to solve the lead breakage problem. I'm trying a battery operated pencil sharpener. I've heard it may work better, but I don't know. It seems I'm always sharpening my pencil to the nub!

ValGalArt said...

definately Prismacolor! I have tried your brand but nothing has the soft wonderful feel like Prismacolor.

Lisa M Griffin said...

thanks for your input. I have been reading so much about the different grades of pencils, but didn't want to invest $$$ in just another name. I will stick with my prismacolors and live with the breakage. =)

marina said...

I have been using Caran D'Ache since I was 4 or 5 years old. I love them. They are soft and easy to blend.You can use them wet or dry (they respond to wet brush).