This here is a picture of the 150 piece set of Prismacolor pencils. This is the set that I own and use for my colored pencil drawings. I have found these pencils to be very, very useful. They color variety is huge and extremely helpful. The thing that you have to keep in mind is that colored pencils are different from paints when it comes to the amount that you have to own when you start off. When you start off with paints you only need the primary colors, white and black until you have decided that that is the medium you want to build up your supplies and skills in. Colored pencils are a little more of an all in thing in terms of you can't mix them to make the colors you want. You need to buy many so this set if perfect for someone who wants to draw all types of pictures.
The question that a lot of people have been asking me is why would I spend more money to buy 150 Prismacolor pencils when I could get a set of 150 from other brands and companies for far cheaper? Well, the answer comes down to what I want to do with the pencils. If you want colored pencils for zentangling or coloring books you can you whatever brand you want. If you have the goal I have to create realistic portraits with color pencils Prisma is the only brand to consider. Unlike normal pencils where you have to see the evidence of every stroke you make, Prismacolor pencils blend very well and you can draw areas solidly without the annoying lines. Until you try shading with color pencils you can't understand how huge this is.
How did you here about Prismacolor Colored Pencils? I watch many, many speed drawing videos on YouTube. I paid very close attention to the pencil companies that were used in the videos. Almost every single one used Prismacolor. My art teacher let me try some of his pencils, which were all Prisma, and the worked beautifully.
[Note: I don't own any of these videos but the artist are incredibly talented so give the each a like!)
Can you tell the difference of the quality of your work since using the Prismacolor Pencils? Yes, absolutely. If you want to see an example of some of my work before the Prismacolor pencil click here. Here is an example of my work after using Prismacolor pencils.
I'm finishing off a huge two portrait project. Thank you for your patient. I hope this helped any of you that were considering buying Prismacolor Pencils.
What would the first thing you would draw with these pencils? Let me know in the comments!
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