|Brand Name||CREATIVE ART MATERIALS|
|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||6901.776|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||6901.776|
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CREATIVE ART MATERIALS Luminance 6901 Clr Pncl Set 76 Artist Rng (6901.776)
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- High lightfastness and smoothness
- Swiss made
- 76 piece assortment
- Can be blended and layered for various effects
- Pigments chosen for purity-intensity and resistance to UV
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The Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 76 piece colour pencil set is a combination of the highest lightfastness and the smoothness of a permanent lead. Every shade has been formulated using finely-ground pigments chosen for their purity, intensity and resistance to UV. Colours can be blended, burnished and layered on a variety of surfaces. The casing is made of California Cedar from managed forests. Also included are 2 Full Blender-Bright Sticks to allow for the blending of colours. the pencil cap indicates the colour of the pencil.
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I also do not have to constantly sharpen the pencils as one does with Prismas (though, to be fair, I don't have to sharpen all the time with Polychromos either). A hint about that: I got a sharpener for my Prismas that makes a 'golf pencil' point.I waste so much less pencil that way, and also, the point is not constantly breaking off then, since its short already.
Okay, on to the things that some may not find positive about the Luminance pencils. As I said, I got the complete 76 pencil set (because I bought a smaller set when I got Prismas and ended up added to it one pencil at a time and it was so annoying and also so much more expensive that way). The complete set of these pencils is 76-- so obviously it comes in a lot less colors than Prisma or Polychromos does. The colors are wonderful and they are all lightfast, besides--but if I didn't already have 92 or so Prismas, I'd probably be going out and buying them to supplement the Luminance colors. So if you don't already have a large set of another brand, be aware that you might end up keeping buying colors from other brands, AFTER getting this, if you are a person who uses a lot of colors in your art. Especially if you use a lot of 'bright' colors. The Luminance colors are rich, rather than eye-popping or lively. I personally love the set even more for that reason. Having done art for many years, I recognize many of the Luminance pigments (alizarin crimson, yellow ochre etc) and feel glad to have them available in a pencil. I know that it is because of these excellent pigments that my cp art at once looks more 'rich' and more 'painterly'. But I know that there are some who like a brighter look and then these pencils might not satisfy them. Especially because (I counted) over 35 of the colors that given to you are neutrals or earth tones. which Is about half. This is great for painting effects and if you are a buyer who loves and knows how to use greys and browns (like Payne's grey 60%, raw umber 10% and my personal favorites, cassel earth, green umber, olive brown), you will be very happy. This set has WONDERFUL version of those available nowhere else. But I know there are some others who would find it upsetting to spend this amount of money and end up with only 35 or so colors (as opposed to neutrals). If you are one of those people, probably best to buy another set, a smaller set, or just get some of these in open stock.
It is a plus, of course that the colors are not matches for those in the Prismacolor set and the Polychromos set, if you decide you want this. you will be getting very few duplicates.
Other negatives are (as stated by other reviewers), the labeling on the pencils is hard to impossible to read and the color coding not all that helpful (may be it will be when I get more used to the set?).
And you cannot use a standard sized sharpener tor these pencils. You will need to use the larger size of one of those with two holes or make sure that it's a sharpener with several holes if you have a crank sharpener or an electric.
I honestly would not bother with these if you are getting pencils for coloring books (it would not be great for mandalas, maybe you could use it for the more elaborate books with lots of leaves and nature like the Johanna Basford) and if you are bible journaling person, it's probably also overkill. (I dabble in both of those kinds of art). These would be wonderful to use in an art journal or in altered book art, though.
And if you're doing actual colored pencil paintings,or learning to do them (I put myself in the category of learning) I can't see how these could be beat.
Hope this helps.
a pencil doesn't do as well as a light layer by itself, looks grainy with lots of white spots. i am really glad i bought these. i have gone back over elements in finished drawings to smooth out and intensify the colour and the drawings really look amazing!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1. I'd like more colors.