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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 12
Set of 24
Set of 36
Set of 60
Set of 120
(All sets of 120 contain the same colors.)
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THESE PENCILS
By GABRIELLE SOLOMON
from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Comments about Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Sets:
THEY ARE FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY. I WAITED ALL MY LIFE TO AFFORD THEM AND THEY ARE SO WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Olean NY
This pencil goes on smoothly and evenly, and they're lightfast, perfect for the professional portrait!
Great product - timely delivery
from Austin, Texas
Really nice color pencil with nicer range of colors than Prisma.
You are going to love them!
from Austin, TX
I use to draw with the prismacolor pencils but i was never happy with the wax look of my drawings.That's when I decided to try the faber castell polychromos pencils and I love them!They are soft and come in beautiful, brilliant colors.I bought the set of 60 pencils, which is fine for what I am doing now, but maybe in the future I will get the set of 120.
By Linda Kay
from Safford AZ
Love how nice the colors go on the paper and how clean and bright they apply. Blending is so wonderful with them. I got them the set of 60 on a great deal and so glad I picked them up.I have used them a several times already and love them.
Polychromos 36 set
This product is beautiful. The range of colors is awesome. I think the product is totally worth the price. If you can afford it, the larger sets give you even more options. They are easy to use, pigmented, and shade easily. Happy with what I got! Worth the money for sure.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Farber Castell pencils are a good quality product
from Manlius, NY
I work with a variety of colored pencils including oil, water-soluable, erasable and wax. Polychromo pencils are very good as a base for layering with wax pencils that have deeper pigments. The advantage of using Polychromos as a base in drawing is that you can layer with wax pencils and avoid "Waxing"...the build up that often occurs when layering with wax pencils.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Very nice quality
If you use colored pencil and blending techniques such as mineral spirits for fine art, then these colored pencils are for you. They do not have wax bloom problems like prismacolors, but they do work well when using both if that's what you like. I bought the 100+ set of prismacolor and the 60 set of polychromos. I will transition to polychromos as my other pencils wear down.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Pencils, great colors
By Tina Two
from Santa Rosa, CA
I love these pencils. This is my second set of 36 because my daughter kept my first set. They are so smooth and the colors are lovely. I have found that 36 colors are enough for me, but I did purchase some individual flesh colors as they are not included in a set. Previously I read reviews about Faber-Castel pencils and how much better quality they are than other brands, so I started with these right away and have been very happy with them. worth the money.
By King James
from Marlborough, MA
Using the pencils in a new drawing class has been a wonderful experience. The class instructor recommended them and they are working great. Good color, holds a point, comfortable to use. The gold lettering on the pencils are difficult see unless you put them in the right light. The pencils themselves are colored so it wasn't an issue.
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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