Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Colored pencils Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module
Collapse

Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Latest Topics Latest Topics Module
Collapse

  • Airam
    Reply to Cleaning and colouring scanned line work
    Airam
    Sorry it seems I can't post another picture! I used a picture as a reference in the 3rd paragraph
    Today, 12:45 PM
  • KitchWitch
    Reply to Label Design sizing.
    KitchWitch
    Hi Aquil and welcome to GDF.

    We ask all new members to read very important links here and here. These explain the rules, how the forum runs and a few inside jokes. No, you haven't done anything...
    Today, 12:33 PM
  • HotButton
    Reply to Label Design sizing.
    HotButton
    You're finding out something a lot of people don't realize; that graphic design often involves much more than making pleasant looking graphics. Iin fact most of the time it entails the actual engineering...
    Today, 10:58 AM
  • Aquil_
    Reply to Label Design sizing.
    Aquil_
    Oh hey B! Thanks for the response, I eventually got it figured out. I don't know what brought me the 81.7, I forgot to multiply by 3.14. I got confused by the diameter symbol I guess, but I got it figured...
    Today, 06:05 AM
  • B
    Reply to Label Design sizing.
    B
    Where are you getting the 81.7mm figure? Are you thinking that the 80.3mm ± 1.5mm on the diagram should be the width of the label? If so, why are you thinking that? Do you want the label to wrap exactly...
    Today, 03:58 AM

X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Colored pencils

    I used to do a lot of work with colored pencils, and have a nagging urge to get back to doing some of that. I never used anything but Prismacolor pencils, but there are other professional artist-grade brands from some very reputable companies like Derwent and Faber-Castell. Even Dick Blick has its in-house brand of colored pencils.

    Has anybody here tried these other brands? Has anyone compared them to Prismacolor pencils? Any preferences?

  • #2
    Originally posted by ;948538
    I used to do a lot of work with colored pencils, and have a nagging urge to get back to doing some of that. I never used anything but Prismacolor pencils, but there are other professional artist-grade brands from some very reputable companies like Derwent and Faber-Castell. Even Dick Blick has its in-house brand of colored pencils.

    Has anybody here tried these other brands? Has anyone compared them to Prismacolor pencils? Any preferences?
    I've tried Faber-Castell's a time or two ... But nothing works like Prismacolor
    _______________________________________
    Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

    Daily Trivia Game ...GDF Fantasy Football League

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Red Kittie Kat View Post
      I've tried Faber-Castell's a time or two ... But nothing works like Prismacolor
      Same here. The Prismacolor pencils have always worked well. Minimal crumbling. Don't use them as much these days though. Kind of like their markers, I've amasses several sets of the pencils over the years. Never tried the Prismacolor Verithin series though.

      Although a limited color palette, I'm curious about the Koh-I-Noor Woodless colored pencils.

      Comment


      • #4
        justdrawit—I liked both the Verithin and regular Prismacolor pencils. I used to use the black versions in an acrylic/pencil illustration technique.

        Back in the old days of comprehensive layouts and semi-comps, I used to use both of those brands along with markers and about anything else I could find for layouts. A Verithin pencil line could stop a marker with a clean, sharp edge.

        That's back when we dressed for living large—like the guys in Madmen.
        http://www.paulsullivanstudio.com

        Comment


        • #5
          I used to work for an art supply retailer for a couple years--one of the larger companies around at the time (Pearl Paint).

          I think I tried just about every product in the place.
          Prismacolor is as good as any, and the other brands mentioned are really just as good.

          One wild card is with any pencil, if it gets dropped on a hard surface the lead inside the pencil can break/crumble. You never know if the pencil you buy got dropped or something. Usually the sets have them cushioned a bit.
          Also certain pigments just require more or less binder so they hold together--that's why some colors seem to lay color better than others.

          I have found that for must artistic purposes the best way to sharpen a pencil is with a sharp knife. One major advantage with using a knife is you can shape the point if you wish--a chisel point is often more interesting than a uniform point.
          Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

          Comment


          • #6
            FYI:
            Give watercolor pencils a shot.
            For most practical purposes they work just the same as other colored pencils, but the pigment is water soluble--so you can hit up some areas with a brush and water to make blends, etc.
            Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

            Comment

            Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2015 Mediabistro Inc.
            Working...
            X