I’ve been really enjoying using coloured pencils during my break, especially in my Greenwood Journal. It’s so much fun to quickly add some colour (and texture) without having to get paints out or wait for anything to dry.
I really know very little about oil-based/wax-based coloured pencils as I’ve almost exclusively used watercolour pencils (WCPs) since I started sketching. As mentioned in an earlier post, I have a few Prismacolors, a Derwent Coloursoft 12 set and an old Derwent Artists 72 set, but most of my collection are WCPs, so that’s what I’ve been using without adding any water to them. The Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelles are my favourite at the moment (especially on the smooth Greenwood paper) but I’ve also been using a few Inktense, Prismacolors and Derwents. It’s so much fun to try different media and colours.
I’d love to know what are your coloured pencils – and why?
I’m particularly interested in getting some recommendations on oil-based/wax-based pencils – but happy for you to share your WCP preferences as well.