This Prismacolor is one of the most commonly used artist-grade colored pencils. At least, it’s common in the insta-artist world. After having the opportunity to try these professional colored pencils, we finally understand why many artists love using these Prismacolor pencils.

For artist-grade color pencils, most of them are given in tin packaging, not cardboard. Even for this Prismacolor. So it will last longer, besides looking smaller too. The handle of the pencil is round and flat. So it doesn’t hurt even if we hold it for long. But it becomes a little slippery if a small child is holding it. On the handle of the pencil was the name and number written on it. The color itself already appears from the pencil shaft. There are packaging with various color choices. The color swatches are already on the back of the package. But the swatches use a caption number, not a color name.

I think this 48-color set is actually quite complete for general drawing. The warm and cold color variations are balanced. But, for realist images, I still feel that there is a lack of gray color variants. Here the gray only has a silver color. If you want, you can just lightly blend black with white. The color quality is really good. Sharp. And the coverage is almost perfect. Soft pencil strokes.

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Crayola Colored Pencils 36-Pack -Colored Pencil Set
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-Safe and Nontoxic
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Crayola 68-4012 Colored Pencils 12-Count -Presharpened points
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Compare Pros & Cons Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils


  • Buttery core, softer than any other pencil on the market.
  • Layering
  • Blending
  • Gradient


  • These pencils feel unloved, unfinished, rushed out from production, and cheap in hand.
  • Wax Bloom
  • Lead Cores
  • Presentation
  • Pricing

But you have to be careful when blending with other colors, there is often color residue stuck to the tip of the pencil. So always check the tip of the pencil first before coloring other areas, don’t let it be contaminated later after being scratched. The only drawback is a lot of color residue (tiny grains of pigment that fell off the pencil) which is wasted when we paint. So you have to blow it or sweep it often using a fan brush, so it doesn’t stick and damage other colors.

For the price issue, it is considered pricy because it is included in the artist grade category. More expensive than Lyra Rembrant Polycolor, but still cheaper than Faber Castell Polychromos or Caran D’ache. Worth to buy when viewed from the results. But it is not recommended for those who still want to learn from the very beginning, because it is relatively expensive. For those who are accustomed to using colored pencils, especially for drawing realists, I highly recommend this color pencil.

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