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Polycolor premium oil-based drawing pencils cased in California cedar wood offer the ultimate control on paper, laying down smoothly with no wax buildup.
Use them for drawing, illustrating, and coloring. They're easily blended and overlaid for limitless hues and formulated with the highest standards of lightfastness.
These pencils are pre-sharpened.
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Good pencils at a bargain price
from colorful Madison WI
Comments about Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Dry Color Drawing Pencils:
I have been working my way through all the available brands of artist grade colored pencils I can find. In reality, any one of them will do the job, but I was curious to see what the differences were among brands, and to find out whether the most expensive pencils were substantially better than the least expensive. I bought a small set of these pencils and based on the very low price was not expecting much. However these are really good. If you are interested in trying colored pencils as an art medium, and don't want to spend a lot of money, these may be the pencil for you.What I use colored pencils for: quick sketches in a small format sketch book, mixed media drawings in tandem with pastel, water color etc. and amateur botanical drawings. (I don't have experience with adult coloring books and don't use pencils for sharply detailed photo-realist work, so I can't comment on their suitability for those uses).What I liked: the Kohinoor pencils are oil-based, similar to the more expensive Lyra Polycolor pencils. (As the Kohinoors are also called "Polycolor", this can get a bit confusing). When I compared drawings made by both pencils in a similar color assortment, I couldn't see much difference. The Kohinoors seem medium-hard to me, perhaps a bit harder than the Lyra pencils. The color slips off the pencil easily, without using much pressure. They sharpen well and form a nice sharp point if needed. The wood does not splinter or crack when sharpened. The colors layer nicely when gradually building darks and shadow tones. Although neither brand allows light layers to stand out over dark I don't expect them to - these are pencils after all, not opaque paint. Oil-based pencils work well with wax-based crayons, you can use them together with no problems.I also liked that the sets are priced so low that you can get a a lot pencils to try out without a big investment. If you want a set, I would not recommend buying the full range set, as some pencil colors are almost duplicates of others. You can always fill in with pencils from other brands if you really need a special color that kohinoor doesn't make. Dislikes: None as far as quality . The color range could be bigger, but I have other pencils to fill the gaps. This is a good pencil at a cheap price. Despite the price difference, I think the Kohinoors are as good as the more expensive Lyras for my purposes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Dry Color Drawing Pencils
from Rosemount, MN
Great for adult coloring books. Perfect colors and application!
from Panama City Beach, FL
I am a novice so I am enjoying how to use and blend colors.
Love to use different brands of pencils for different effects. These are great. Smooth application. Vibrant colors.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I have been using the colored pencils for several weeks now and they are wonderful
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Smooth & Even Color
from Nipomo, CA
I bought these as part of a research project into color pencils for recommending to students. They are definitely a match for my old Berol Prismacolor pencils. These pencils have oil rather than wax in the leads. The colors lay down smoothly with very little pressure and blend nicely. The color range is a match for other sets. It is unfortunate that you cannot purchase individual colors in the US. I have other Koh-I-Noor pencils and these are a good addition.
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
By Anonymous ;]
from Temple Cloud, CA
I love these colored pencils.They blend beautifully and have nice colors. However, I find Prismacolor hues much more vibrant.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Exactly what I was looking for!
By Sparkly Kathy
from San Marcos, CA
I love to make my own greeting cards and these pencils are great for what I use them for. They blend beautifully.
(45 of 50 customers found this review helpful)
save money for nicer colors
Colored Pencils are my main medium for drawing. I have all the big sets of the major brands and also the not so well known brands. Have set of 120 Polychromos and 120 Pablos and also a set of 72 Koh-i-noors Polycolors.These pencils have all the things you can want from a good pencil like, rich laydown, easy to blend, dondt break easy and so on BUT: the most importend part of a colored pencil is the color itself. And this is where these pencil disappoint in my opinion. The colors are nearly so identical to each other so i think the varity of used pigments are not high. There are many oranges but they looks all the same. The main Problem is that no really dark colors can find here. No dark red. The darkest blue is even to light for my taste and in comparison to other brands. So from the big set of 72 colors 30 are usefull and the rest just fills the gap. So try a set of the better brands like Pablos etc. The colors are all usefull. Nice deep dark hues and bright highs ans all in beetween. But the color range of the koh-i-noors are not that usefull as you may think. For the price they are ok and i recommend them to colored pencil beginners to get warm with the medium, but after a while a set of 80 or 120 better colors is the way to go.
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