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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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Love these pencils!
By Peg the artist
Comments about Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Sets:
Was recommended these pencils by a friend. Haven't actually tried any others but I find these great. I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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These pencils are so Good
By Westray Art
from Sautee, GA
I like these pencils I would like to buy them individually. I am mixing them with the prisma colored pencils. They are like painting with butter, silky smooth.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I really wanted these pencils beacause the color intensity is beautiful. I purchased the set of 36 which was still expensive even at the assume discount that Blick offers. However, I'm more satisfied with the blending I get from my Prisma color Premier pencils. I won't give them away, and I will practice with them, I think it is just a matter of getting use to the feel of the lead on the paper. My recommendation is this.....if you are a budding artist go with the smaller set and use the best first. Then try some other brands. But I highly recommend Prismacolor Premiers as a second choice.
By Ms. Papier
from Pittsburgh Pa
This product was suggested by an art instructor. I previously used an alternative brand but find these to be much richer and easier to blend.
Polychromos colored pencils
from Redlands, CA
Very solid set of pencils. Lead is very smooth and almost all colors are lightfast. Leads hold a point well and sharpen easily. Leads are made with fantastic pigment and quality is in par with much pricier brands. Recommend this product to anyone. Open stock is also available so that you can replace the colors you use often. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
New to Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
from Tulare, California
A beginner to color pencils, and I was looking for a high-quality color pencil set. Most of my art dawings are graphite so I wanted to challenge myself to something new. I did my own research and found out most artists use the Faber-Castell Polychromos because of its quality.
polychromos colored pencils Excellent
from jacksonville florida
saving for a bigger set
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THESE PENCILS
By GABRIELLE SOLOMON
from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
THEY ARE FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY. I WAITED ALL MY LIFE TO AFFORD THEM AND THEY ARE SO WORTH EVERY PENNY.
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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.
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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