I don't know how it came about but on Februari 1 I found myself recording Day 1 of a Daily Tutorial!
This first episode is about laying down the first layers of colour.
I am using my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils but you can use any brand you want!
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils are available in the Passion for Pencils Webshops.
When you colour or draw with pencils you need to sharpen once in a while.
Using an ordinary sharpener kept upside down works best for me.
And this is why:
My beloved Bruynzeel Design Pencils are professional coloured pencils. But they are not the most expensive ones and not the very best quality. Don't get me wrong, they are good quality and I love colouring with them but the quality of wood casing and leads varies a little.
Some pencils have very good quality wood and others less.
The good quality pencils are easy to sharpen, it doesn't matter how you keep the sharpener.
But the lesser quality pencils need 'special treatment'.
When I keep my sharpener with the sharpening blade on top, I will have to push the pencil a little upwards to make contact to the sharpener. I found that this pushing up frequently is the reason why wood breaks off the pencil and points crumble or break.
When I keep the sharpener upside down I allow the pencil to res…
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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 cre…