Friday, November 28, 2008
colored pencils are swell
I like to do color studies with colored pencils if I plan on doing a painting. For printing I like to do my color studies with markers which I will talk about in a future post. There really is not too much to say about colored pencils. I think the Prismacolor brand are very good and they are pretty good at blending. I sometimes have a difficult time sharpening them so I waste more of the pencil than I would like. For a cheaper alternative I also really like Crayolas colored pencils. I have used those for years and recently I just purchased the kind that you swivel the lead up like a mechanical pencil but those leads are much harder so I would use them for flatter (less blending) applications. But they can travel without a sharpener.