Some materials are treated with a bit of a question mark when it comes to art. Colouring pencils are one such media, many love them but are they considered a serious tool for the artist?
Although many don’t consider them a ‘real’ medium for artists, I think I would have to disagree because I have seem some very impressive work done with them. I will give some general tips for using coloured pencils and how to use them:
Find a range you like
I haven’t used colouring pencils for a long time so I don’t feel qualified to advise on the best brands. I do remember trying a few out in the past though, my best by far were always Karisma. They are lovely and soft, come in rich, bright colours and are fun to use. I heard recently that Karisma colour pencils are no longer produced and they sell on ebay for high prices! I am not sure if this is true but if you can do get yourself some. All is not lost as I heard they are replaced by Prismas which many speak highly of.