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: Prismacolor pencils for portraits???

03-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Hi all, i am after some good quaility prismacolor pencils for drawing portraits. What do you guy recommend. I live in the UK.


04-03-2014, 10:31 PM
I have recently bought Prismacolor Turquoise Sketching Pencil Sets for Jerrysartarama's online store. I am really happy with the product because the lead goes down smoothly and sharpens to a perfect point.

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04-04-2014, 11:39 PM
I`ve used them for decades, some colors have a higher wax content than others and there are a few levels of quality in the pencils. Layering works nicely until at some point, with the ones I use, they just won`t layer any more, I get kind of ugly, waxy blobs. I also use kneaded erasers a lot some of which leave a film on the paper which shows up when I apply the colors or shading. I have recently discovered a series of Mitsubishi coloring pencils of very good quality...I`ve used their top end pencils for a long time so I decided to try their colors and like them very much.