Verithin Colored Art Woodcase Pencils, 24 Assorted Color Set
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50 of 52 found the following review helpful:
Great for fine detailing Sep 11, 2007
By E. A. Bustos
These pencils are great for fine detailing. When coloring large sections, it tends to get a bit tedious. The regular prismacolor pencils are great for large areas, though they have a very thick lead so they color like crayons. But I love these pencils for coloring small or thin spots. I recommend an electric pencil sharpener for these; I used two different regular ones at first and the point kept breaking to the point where I barely had enough pencil to use the electric sharpener.
59 of 65 found the following review helpful:
Different Strokes Dec 28, 2008
By L. Adamus
Originally, I purchased these totally by mistake. I like the creamy flow of Prismacolor regular colored pencils for the work I do. And, that's just it. What effect do you want to create in your art? I only used these for detail, fine line work and embellishing. They are so hard that yes, they are virtually pediment (not eraseable). I find they also gouge deep into the paper so you have to use paper or canvas that holds up under pressure. I use them so rarely that my small set will last for years, that's because of the hardness too. Of all my art supplies, they are a very limited and specific use tool. For your style, they might be an inspiration.
Other great "soft" colored pencils are regular Prismacolor (you can get open stock - one at a time, at Michaels and try them out), Derwent and Dick Blick has their own brand, very inexpensive with colors that the other Artist brands don't have.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Excellent set for beginners Oct 08, 2010
The product arrived very quickly and is of high quality. The arrangement of colors within the set provide a vibrant range of colors for the beginning artist to explore this versatile artistic medium, which was once used primarily by illustrators but has increasingly become prominent in works of fine art. Will order again when current set has been completely worn down.
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Colorful. Ha. Apr 11, 2011
These are great. They're sturdy pencils and they blend well. My only complaint, and it's a mild one at that, is that they didn't come sharpened. It was, however, pretty dumb of me to assume that they'd do all the work for me, though. ;]
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Great artist pencils. Feb 15, 2012
By Mary V.
I had used a couple Verithin pencils previously so decided to get a set. I like the detail I get with them. Also, when using paper with a little more "tooth", Verithin pencils do a nice job of covering the paper whereas a softer pencil doesn't fill in quite as well. They work very well in combination with the softer Prismacolor pencils. My only criticism of this product is that I would like to see a wider range of colors, especially in the brown and fleshtone shades, because I do portrait work of people and animals. I think anyone who works in colored pencil art would appreciate what these pencils have to offer.
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