Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Finally!

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In my zombie state today (I literally was not able to sleep a wink last night!), I managed to walk to the bookstore and splurge on these very very costly colored pencils! Can you imagine colored pencils ever costing a few thousand bucks?! Makes me rethink losing sleep ever again, LOL!

Anyway, no, I haven’t joined the craze on adult coloring books! Not yet at least.

I’m actually taking up Colored Pencil Drawing a couple of hours a day while waiting for DA in school, which is why I was on the lookout for the “Benz” of colored pencils.

After putting in extra hours of hard work, I have it in my hands! Ta-da!!

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Three layers of colored goodness! I would have wanted more if it wasn’t so heavy on the pocket!

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I can’t wait to try them! Tee-hee-hee!

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And so I did!

Which side do you think was done with the Prismacolor?

 

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The left was done a few days back using Pentel Arts Color Pencils Set of 24. Just to compare, I drew the one on the right today with the Prismacolor.

Verdict?

It really is as everyone says! The lead is waxy, which makes coloring and blending a cinch. Originally, I had to color heavily (that it leaves a mark on the next page) to be able to blend the colors but with the Prisma, adding in a few strokes was enough.

The colors seem more vibrant as well, don’t they?

Sharpening

I tried sharpening it also and was so glad that it did not break on the first try!

I did as instructed, holding the pencil with my left hand and the sharpener on the right. I then turned the sharpener, instead of the pencil.

I use a Faber Castell single sharpener for graphite and colored pencils.

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Where to Buy?

I got mine at National Bookstore in Greenhiils for P2,130 for the box of 36. When I first checked it out, it was only P1900 something but when I checked back a few days later, it was already P2130! Waaaa! Ahuhuhuhu!

These are also available at some online stores like ArtMedia Trading, Deovir Arts, Galleon.ph but it seems the one at NBS is the cheapest.

How about you? Are you into coloring as well?

 

24 thoughts on “Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Finally!

  1. I used to love to color when I was a kid. So much so that I even won a contest and got a 10 speed bike for my effort! Would love to draw and color again.

  2. I saw a lot of adult coloring books at Powerbooks today and I think the demand is high right now. Maybe that’s the reason why the coloring pencil had a price increased. They are taking advantage of the opportunity.

  3. You are gifted Mommy. 🙂 And I love how prismacolored pencil had this great quality. I know it’s pricey but we can see the difference and it is worth it.

  4. I used to draw (and loved coloring books) when I was younger. hmm.. nowadays, the only time I get my hands on coloring pencils and crayons is when I teach my toddler how to properly use it. Lol.

  5. I’m close to considering that adult coloring craze. I feel there’s still hope for my lack of artistic skills. LOL! But ang mahal ng colored pencils!

  6. I’ve been looking for this for ages. I had Prismacolor more than ten years ago (if my memory serves me right), it was given to me and I didn’t know it was an expensive brand. Gustong-gusto ko magkaroon ulit ng ganito. huhuhu

  7. Prismcolor colored pencils are really best colored pencils for adult coloring for professional artists. Can i buy these colored pencils online stores like amazon???
    Thanks for sharing such informative posts!!!

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