The 10 Best Colored Pencils For Professional Artists

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Best Colored Pencils For Professional Artists

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For this post, I have put together a collection of the best colored pencils currently available.

These professional-grade colored pencils will help you take your artwork to the next level. Made with high quality pigments, these sets are sure to deliver the consistency and excellence you require.

So whether you are an aspiring artist or an established master, these pencils will let you do your very best work. 

Here is my list of The 10 Best Colored Pencils For Professional Artists.

Enjoy!


1. Derwent Artist Watercolor Colored Pencils

  • The control of a pencil and the beauty of the watercolor medium.

  • Mix with water to create interesting color flows and stunning watercolor effects.

  • Can be used wet or dry allowing you to draw and paint; wet paper for intense colors with soft edges, or wet the pencil first for rich, textured lines; pencils retain their full intensity.

  • Contains the complete range of 72 Watercolor Pencils presented in a beautiful wooden box.


2. Prismacolor Artist Set of Colored Pencils

  • Premium colored pencils: the 150 artist-quality colored pencils are in sturdy storage case that folds open to display the pencils while in use.

  • Soft and thick core: thick cores of color last long to bring bold statements to life, while soft leads make them the best tool to blend in or shade away.


3. Holbein Artist Colored Pencils

  • It can be used for daubing the whole surface of paper uniformly with a thick lead and also for drawing fine lines smoothly with a tapering lead.

  • High-grade pigment, exhibits little fading or discoloration by light.

  • Thick 3.8 millimeter lead useful for completing a wide area.

  • The pencil 7.8 milliliter in diameter is easy to hold.


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4. Creative Art Materials Colored Pencils

  • Creamy, soft, water-resistant

  • Set of 120 pencils

  • Ideal for shading - mixed media

  • Exceptional covering power and superb lightfastness

  • 3.7mm leads


5. Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

  • Unsurpassed lightfast pigments.

  • Break resistant tips.

  • Waterproof and Non-smudge.

  • Color matched to all other Faber-Castell lines.

  • Set of 72.


6. Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Colored Pencils

  • Color matched to all other Faber-Castell lines.

  • Set of 120.

  • High quality pigments of unsurpassed light-fastness and brilliance.

  • Pigments dissolve completely when brushed with water

  • Smooth color stroke.

  • Break-resistant due to special bonding process.


7. Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencils

  • High lightfastness and smoothness.

  • 40 piece assortment.

  • Can be blended and layered for various effects.

  • Pigments chosen for purity-intensity and resistance to UV.

  • Swiss made.


8. Stabilo CarbOthello Chalk-Pastel Colored Pencils

  • Can be dry-blended or smudged with either the fingertips or a blending stump.

  • Premium chalk-pastels have high pigmentation with excellent light-fastness.

  • Partially aquarellable, the pigments can also be worked with a brush and water so that the contours will remain visible.

  • 60 Count


9. Prismacolor Premier Art Stix Woodless Colored Pencils

  • Thick, soft cores without the wood case help you quickly lay down thick layers and supple blends.

  • Never needs sharpening– can be used both dull to cover large areas or sharpened for details.

  • Robust, 0.25-inch leads provide smooth coverage.

  • Richly saturated lightfast pigments.

  • 36 Count


10. Heartybay Assorted Colored Pencils

  • High quality marco raffine colored drawing pencils for writing, drawing and sketching.

  • 72 colors.

  • Beautifully crafted with recycled wood, which is environmentally friendly and non- toxic.


I hope this list of The 10 Best Colored Pencils For Professional Artists has been helpful. If I left out one you think is important, let me know in the comments below.

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