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Part of a unique color-matching system that encompasses all Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Products, Polychromos Colored Pencils contain the highest-quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness.
The buttery smooth color laydown offered by Polychromos pencils can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights, and transitions. Their break-resistant, water-resistant, smudgeproof 3.8 mm leads are encased in premium California cedar with Secureall bonding to resist breakage while providing sharp, fine lines and permanent, rich color. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Every pencil contains a lightfastness (light resistance) rating, as follows: ***very good (100+ years), **good, or *reasonable.
All sets, except where noted, are housed in sturdy metal tins. Please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page for complete set contents.
Wooden Box Pencil Set of 120
Polychromos pencil sets are a welcome addition to any colored pencil artist's studio. This heirloom-quality handmade wooden case is finished with a rich stain and features durable metal hinges and a metal handle for easy transport. An easy-open metal knob opens the case and locks it with a simple twist. Inside are two tiers of highly pigmented, brilliant Polychromos pencils for easy access to a total of 120 colors, and additional storage for accessories. The box measures 13¾"H × 22¾"W × 13¼"D (35 cm × 58 cm × 34 cm) when fully extended.
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Set of 120
(All sets of 120 contain the same colors.)
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Loving the pencils
Comments about Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Sets:
I am coloring for fun and stress relief and these pencils are the best I have used. The colors blend beautifully, and the choice of colors is wonderful. My only regret, I could not afford the 120 color set.I bought the 60 color set and I find I can do a lot with just 60 colors.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Mesa Az
I'm not an artist in any way shape or form. But I do enjoy the new coloring books. These are fantastic. They hold a point so I don't have to sharpen them very often. I have some Prismacolor colored pencils and 2 of the pencils have had broken leads ( I did drop them on a tiled floor at about 2 feet). I'm also a dropper...so that may be why they had to be sharpened to a nub. But these haven't broken. They are also easy to apply and blend smoothly. I'm going to order a few more pencils because I don't have a true or clear red or navy blue In the set but at least I can order from open stock, which I love. They do smudge a little but the do erase with ease. All in all, I love them. Makes me wish I was a real artist!
Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils
By Sue in Colorado
from Colorado Springs, CO
have read reviews and had to try for myself....nice but Prismacolor still my all time favorite
from Pahoa, Hawaii
These color pencils are a little pricey,but so worth the money! They layer and blend beautifully. I have Prismacolor, Tombow, Sepctrum Noir sets that can't even be compared to these. The Faber Castell Poloychromo come with a great range of colors and are AWESOME!!!!!!!! I would strongly recommend them! They won't disappoint !!!!!!!!!
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from Cross Lanes W V
Excellent product. Easy to use.
Looking forward to new art coloring medium. Can't wait.
from Simpsonville, SC
Haven't begun new project with this medium yet.
Lays down color with little effort
I was using Craz-Art and dipped my pencil in Vasoline to lay down color. When I tried that with PolyChromos, it feathered on the edges. I then laid down all my colors in an area, and used a cone sponge to blend with Vasoline. It worked beautifully.
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Best Ever Gift to Myself
from Northern California
Yes, they are expensive, even on sale but worth it. I bought the full set of 120 pencils. They are the most beautiful pencil set I have worked with and I use them every day. They exhibit the right amount of pigmentation with no waxy bloom because they are oil-based. (I use the Faber-Castell vinyl dust free eraser to erase and blend, along with other tools, but really enjoy the Sakura electric eraser which works well with the oil base. Infinite shading is possible, and I appreciate the third tray of colors which are very nice for portraiture and shading. They are the best gift I have ever given myself!
from Wauseon, OH
These Faber Castell colored pencils are PREMIUM QUALITY. I am using them to color in stamped images and adult coloring books.
Love, Love my colored pencils
from Cumberland, MD
These colored pencils are very nice. The pigment goes onto the paper in a very smooth manner. The colors are fright and true. I feel that these are a great addition to any colored pencil artist supplies. They also "play nice" with other mediums when doing something in mixed media.
Polychromos colored pencils are part of a unique color-matching system that
defines Faber-Castell Art and Graphic Products. Barrels are premium California cedar
wood and the 3.8 mm leads are break-resistant, water-resistant, smudgeproof, and
provide permanent rich color. The binder is oil-based, not waxy. Each pencil features
the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed resistance to fading. Color lays down smooth and is
easily blended for layered effects, highlights and transitions.
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