Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Tree Trunk, blending to create more colours

My beloved Bruynzeel Design Fullcolor Pencils are 17 years old, and they are wearing down rapidly. Although I love my Bruynzeel pencils I decided to switch brands.
Bruynzeel doesn't sell the 100 pencils set I have anymore, only a 48 pencils set, and I would love to have more than 48 colours.
I went to an art store and tried all the pencils they sell and eventually decided to buy 5 Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
The last two months I have been testing these pencils. I wanted to be sure that these pencils fit me.
It took me some time to learn how to handle these oil based pencils. Bruynzeel is wax based and there is definitely a difference between the two. But now that I'm used to Polychromos I can't wait to buy a set of 60 pencils.
In the video below I'm testing how many colours and shades you can make by blending only 5 pencils. I think it is pretty impressive!
With little pressure I layered different colours on top of each other to create greens, browns, oranges and reds.

I'm sure you know about blending colours but in case you've forgotten:

Yellow + Red => Orange
Yellow + Blue => Green
Yellow + Green => Lighter and Brighter green
Yellow + Red + Blue => Brown
Red + Blue => Purple
Red + Green => Brownish Green
Blue + Green = >Blue and Darker Green

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The Polychromos work better on the paper in Enchanted Forest than my Bruynzeel pencils. That is why I saved many colouring pages for these Polychromos pencils.
I'm longing for the day that I will buy the set of 60 pencils so I can finally start colouring my favourite pages in Enchanted Forest!
I will buy them right before going on summer holidays. While being on vacation I will colour for hours and hours. I promise you there will be lots of videos afterwards!

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils are available in the Passion for Pencils Webshops.


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