PRISMACOLOR Makes the Best Drawing Pencils!

PRISMACOLOR Makes the Best Drawing Pencils!

Based on my experience, PRISMACOLOR makes the best drawing pencils.  Of course, I am only one person, but if you check our Facebook and Twitter sites, you see that there are thousands of people who agree.  Not all fans of PRISMACOLOR Pencils are professional artists.  In fact, it appears that most are just hobbyists who enjoy the high quality and wide variety of colors.  Here’s some extra excitement – PRISMACOLOR just added 18 new vibrant colors to their palette of 132 Prismacolor Premier to include these new colors:

Deco Yellow, Deco Peach, Deco Pink, Permanent Red, Indanthrene Blue, Cadmium Orange, Prussian Green, Grey Green Light, SAP Green Light, Cobalt Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Egg Shell, Pomegranate, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange and Neon Pink.

In fact I’ve always been like that.  New art and school supplies were more exciting than toys.  When I talk to other artists and hobbyists, most agree that there’s a special feeling when opening a brand new box of pencils or   I used to be that way with Crayola crayons.   These new colors are really a great addition to the Premier colored pencil set – making it an even 150 PRISMACOLOR colors!

The first set of new sample colors are Cobalt Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Eggshell, and Pomegranate.  Since the Pomegranate used to be called Thio Violet, I wonder if this really counts as a new color. Regardless, it blends in well. PRISMACOLOR NEW COLORS

This second set includes Deco Yellow, Deco Peach, Deco Pink, Permanent Red, and Indanthrone Blue.


Cadmium Orange Hue, Prussian Green, Sap Green Light, and Grey Green Light come in as our third set of new PRISMACOLOR color pencils.


Our fourth set of the new 18 PRISMACOLOR colors include Dioxazine Purple Hue, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, and Neon Pink.  Personally, I think some of these colors would also be a super addition to the watercolor pencil group.  This is not at all a complaint about the best drawing pencils on the market today, but I kind of favor using water soluble pencils at times.  It adds a sort of painterly effect to my drawings, whether it is portrait or landscape art.


At the time of this posting, PRISMACOLOR is waiting for its light fast ratings on these new 18 colors. The lightfastness of colour pencils tests the durability of the pigment when exposed to light and applied to a drawing surface.  Of course, the type of paper that an artist uses can also affect a drawing’s long-term quality.  If you didn’t already know, always use acid free paper for your drawings.  Paper that contains acid will deteriorate over time.  When storing artwork, it is also not a good idea to store acid free paper along with paper that contains acid, as it can also hurt any paper that it comes in contact.

To view or download a copy of their current light fast color chart for the original PRISMACOLOR colored pencils, please CLICK HERE to do that now!

If you’re wondering how or why PRISMACOLOR has gained the reputation of manufacturing the best drawing pencils, it is because they seriously pride themselves on producing the best quality.  Part of that quality is achieved through testing, using non-toxic materials, and not skimping on pigment.   In cooperation with ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) originally formed in 1898 by the Pennsylvania Railroad by chemists and engineers, PRISMACOLOR subjects all its products to scrutiny on a rating scale of I-V (1-5). I represents excellence, while V is poor.  Each of the 132 pencils are rated for your viewing.


“PRISMACOLOR Makes the Best Drawing Pencils” was written by Brenne Meirowitz, BA, MA, MS ©2012 Brenne Meirowitz & Prismacolor Pencils. All Rights Reserved.

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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