Prismacolor Pencils Product Information

Prismacolor Pencils Product Information

Prismacolor Pencils are made for all kinds of drawing and for all levels of art expression and can be purchased at great savings on this website. While there may be cheaper art supplies for sale, you risk both quality and health if they are not made out of non-toxic materials.   Specifically designed pencils such as the Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencil line is designed for detailed work for seasoned artists as well as advanced students. These pencils lay down smoothly due to its creamy texture and are easy to blend. They are richly pigmented, which results in a brilliant display. Additionally, Scholar Colored Pencils are made with a durable point that won’t snap under normal handling and pressure. The harder core makes them less vulnerable to breakage when they are dropped. These pencils come in a color coded wood casing for easy identification and protection and are sold in sets of 12, 24, 36, and 48 brilliant colors!

The Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil is a must have for any artist, because it facilitates delicate blending and softening of pencils marks – much nicer visually and easier to use than blending stumps or erasers. It is a non-pigmented, wax based pencil. Rather than chance tearing your paper with stumps or erasers, the smooth wax adds durability to your drawing and paper. Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencils are sold individually, but also are included in Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil and Premier Art Stix® sets.

However, if you must erase, or are prepared to work your drawing gently in order to highlight certain areas, then it is recommended that you have on hand at least one kneaded eraser. Most artists have several on hand, especially if they use a variety of art media, such as charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, chalk, and graphite for black and white pencil drawing and sketching. A kneaded eraser is pliable, meaning you can shape, stretch, and fold it. It is sort of the consistency of Silly Puddy; the more you work it – the softer and more pliable it becomes. It is used primarily to lift off pigment from a drawing for purposes of highlighting. Due to its pliability, it can be shaped into a small point, which is perfect for highlighting small areas, such as the eye, in order to affect a glint, thereby enhancing portraits. A kneaded eraser is also used to create dimension and depth in a two-dimensional drawing. Prismacolor kneaded erasers come in three sizes and can be purchased individually, in a set, or as a box of 12.

Furthermore, Prismacolor Pencils and products are PMA (Pencil Makers Association) certified nontoxic to ensure the health and safety users of all ages. In order to gain this approval, manufacturers must meet certain quality and safety standards – including being lead-free. In order for a pencil to attain the PMA certified non-toxic seal, pencil cores, slats, ferrules, erasers (if applicable), and lacquers are tested to ensure they do not contain any toxic substances. Manufacturers, such as Prismacolor that are licensed to display the PMA seal on their products or packages must renew their licenses each year. While other brands or generic off brands may be less expensive than Prismacolor Pencils, they may not carry the PMA seal of approval. Therefore, when shopping for cheap art supplies, keep in mind that Prismacolor Pencils and products can be purchased at a big discount on this website. Purchasing other, cheaper art supplies, could risk your health and the health of others.

Prismacolor Pencils Product Information” was written by Brenne Meirowitz, BA, MA, MS.
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About Brenne Meirowitz

Brenne Meirowitz, BA, MS, MA Brenne graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art. Her emphasis was on the figure and print making. She went on to earn her MS from Pratt Institute in Art & Design Education and a New York State Art Teacher license. After graduating from Pratt Institute in 2002, Brenne worked as an art teacher at Westhampton Elementary School in New York. While working on her MA (2004-2007), she taught undergraduate classes in Art History, Studio Art, Music, and History at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has since taken classes at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, concentrating on drawing. Brenne currently works as a freelance writer and editor, Social Media Manager, Website Designer, and graphic artist - all in conjunction with writing a number of blogs and Facebook pages. Her services are listed on her main company site, Best Responsive Sites.
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