I have favoured Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils for my coloured pencil drawings, but I recently purchased a tin of 72 Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I thought it was about time that I broadened my palette. I am also interested in purchasing some Blick coloured pencils.
I think that cp artists should be prepared to try as many products as possible, especially if they are new to the market. Living in such a far away place as Tasmania, I’m not able to access the broad range of products that are available in Europe and North America. Thank goodness for the Internet and Paypal!
Four colours from my latest acquisition have already appeared on my current drawing. The pencils seem quite chalky and the colours are more intense than I have been previously working with. I have already tested the greys and was surprised that they are much darker than I expected. The greens and blues look promising in regards to the colours of the Tasmanian landscape. I am looking forward to producing a purely Coloursoft drawing over the Christmas break.