This Prismacolor Pencils tutorial is a wonderful resource to show you that you needn’t need a lot of pencils to make different colors. The demonstration uses Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils tin of 12, showing how very versatile these colors are. Even in the tutorial, you can almost see how smooth and creamy they are. Not all colored pencils are the alike, therefore and we recommend starting out with Prismacolor.
If you prefer more colors, which means even more diversity, try a larger set; Prismacolor Premier comes in sets of 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 96, 132, and the newest set of 150 which includes neon colors. If you are serious about drawing, I would recommend the set of 150, because then your palette is practically endless with combinations.
Here is an informative overview of Prismacolor Premier pencils, which covers why leads break so easily and some tips on how to avoid breakage:
“Prismacolor Colored Pencils Tin of 12” was written by Brenne Meirowitz. Copyright Brenne Meirowitz 2014. All Rights reserved.
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Prismacolor Premier Softcore Colored Pencils is one of eight types of art pencils that Prismacolor manufacturers. It is also one of the most colored pencils in demand and therefore, not easy to find online. It also has one of the largest number of pencils – 132 in the set. In fact, I searched all of our affiliates that sell art supplies online, and the only one that does is Amazon! So, for your convenience, here is a link where you can buy Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, 132 Colored Pencils (4484), Prismacolor Pencils, as well as other discount art supplies.
Prismacolor Premier Softcore Colored Pencils has a soft, thick core, which makes for good durability and rich blending. However, even though they are resistant to breakage, they will break if dropped on a hard surface. It is recommend to avoid dropping all pencils, as the core pigment will eventually crack and then break. When drawing, I keep my pencils in its box or upon a soft clothed table. I also make sure that they are not on the edge of a table, where they can easily roll off. Take care when you sharpen your pencils too. I usually use a sharp utility knife, shaving off about two inches from the tip. Following this, I use a sandpaper covered wooden block to smoothly sharpen and shape my pencils. I keep separate sanding blocks for colored pencils, graphite pencils, and charcoal. I don’t want to chance that pigment will attach itself to other pencils, especially charcoal. I also keep a cloth to wipe off my pencils after sharpening.