Colourtest

Since I’ve started to use my coloured pencils again I’ve tried to give a bit more thought as to what brand I prefer to use and the particular colours that I need for a small travelling kit. My current very random selection of pencils has been gathered over the years from various sources and often only on the basis of ‘oh that’s a pretty colour’.

Of all the pencils I currently use I’ve decided that I prefer the Prismacolor for their waxy lushness. I already have a variety of regular and metallic colours and decided to add a box of 24 colours from the local art store. Here is the current colour selection on some of the coloured pastel paper I’m trying to use up.

Prismacolor Premier colored pencils test sheet.

Prismacolor Premier colored pencils test sheet.

To test some of the new colours I drew the teapot and the cushion. I was pretty satisfied with the selection, but I have decided that one or two grey pencils would round the colour range out.

Teapot in the garden, coloured pencil on pastel paper, 12 January 2014.

Teapot in the garden, coloured pencil on pastel paper, 12 January 2014.