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.