Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Colored pencils on my desk
Faber-Castell Polychromos
I traded my watercolors for some fun with my new Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils today.
*Thank you Julia for my beautiful moth/butterfly prints!

27 Lovely Comments:

Blogger 5 Ladybird Lane said...

I love pens and pencils!! (I don't really use them, just like having them) The set you have looks lovely. Sarah

11/06/2012 12:09 PM  
Blogger Els said...

YES they work great : gave them to my husband last year .... (My own Karisma are almost gone :-( ... and they are out of production :-( !!!)

11/06/2012 12:58 PM  
Blogger The Calesitera said...

Uy Geninne, a mi me costaba mucho pintar los dibujos, pero cuando descubrí los policromos, me enamoré!

11/06/2012 5:38 PM  
Blogger Arielle said...

I think I just fell in love with those pencils!

Arielle @ Spaceship to Infinity

11/06/2012 5:55 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

these are my absolute favourite, when I was in art school I would use them to the bare bone.

11/06/2012 6:06 PM  
Anonymous eva said...

Now I want to get one myself.

Please post the artwork once you're done, will you? Would love to see it.

11/06/2012 7:38 PM  
Blogger Zeyna is a said...

I too have my beautiful set of colored pencils by Prismacolor, I love playing with them. I can't wait to see your paintings..

11/06/2012 9:29 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

that's a dream! :-)

11/07/2012 1:21 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Are these the best colour pencils? I want to buy myself a good set of colour pencils, but I don't know which are really good.
The drawings you make with them are indeed beautifull :-)

11/07/2012 2:43 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

Oh I adore Polychromos! I ordered mine online and so picked the colours for them from photos and ended up with a slightly odd selection, I think I should've bought a set like yours!

11/07/2012 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing, yet again. Laura

11/07/2012 8:38 AM  
Blogger eLIZabeth Floyd said...

How fun to see how you explore using colored pencils! and the the prints are fantastic, they look like old instructional prints.


11/07/2012 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

I love color pencils! So pretty.

11/07/2012 10:08 AM  
Anonymous eSeN said...


These look just as lovely as your watercolours!

Are you using watercolour paper?

I have an older set of the Polychromos, but I'm having a hard time getting the smoothness I see you and others get. I have used mixed media paper(strathmore visual journal) and just yesterday I tried cardstock (because of I'm going to cut out the image.) I use the Derwent blender pencil, so that helps, but it feels like I'm cheating!

I'll have to try some other papers.

11/07/2012 12:40 PM  
Anonymous rk said...

I love the colors, I didn't know color pencils could be that vivid. Hope to get my hands on a basic set sometime.

11/07/2012 2:26 PM  
Blogger Vigi said...

Yo ♥ Faber Castell

11/07/2012 4:14 PM  
Blogger Lori ann said...

oh goodness, so much beauty coming out of your pencils.

11/07/2012 9:58 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

that makes me smile

11/08/2012 2:29 AM  
Blogger Lindy said...

I think colored pencils make my art more free. I don't try to control them as much and I love that.

11/08/2012 4:40 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I love a change of medium now and then! What paper are you using?

11/08/2012 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Susanne said...

Lovely. As a Swiss, I prefer Caran D'Ache. As a matter of fact, I LOVE them!

11/08/2012 3:47 PM  
Blogger Tiki Fire said...

Wow! we really love your artwork. Keep up the great work. If you would check out my art blog that would be great. http://cattlettart.blogspot.com/

11/09/2012 11:08 AM  
Blogger Sirpa said...

Beautiful new colour pencil set and beautiful new butterfly!

11/13/2012 8:19 AM  
Blogger Vita parallela said...

Hi! should you show us, how use those colur pensil, please? I'd like to see a video...
Your wors are very beautiful!!!

11/15/2012 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Perfect Parchment Craft said...

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