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It's like having a creamy crayon in a pencil. Offering the ultimate control on paper, these premium oil-based colored pencils lay down smoothly with no wax build-up. They're easily blended and overlayed for limitless hues and formulated with the highest standards of lightfastness.
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Set of 12
Set of 12 Grays
Set of 24
Set of 36
Set of 72
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Very good oil-based pencil
from Aiken, SC
Comments about Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Premium Oil-Based Colored Pencils:
It was time to reorder some pencils and I needed 44. For $10 more I could get the set of 72. Any pencils I don't use regularly could go to my artistic granddaughter. Oil-based pencils are a bit harder than wax-based and therefore don't blend or burnish quite as nicely or neatly but the colors hold firmly without the dreaded wax bloom so I think they definitely have their place. Being quite compatible with wax-based pencils multimedia projects turn out very nicely. The same liquids for shading or blending can be used on both.I do not care for the wood they use to make their pencils. It is considerably more difficult to sharpen without getting uneven lead and sometimes even small chunks of the wood come off instead of shavings. I use only a quality hand sharpener. The flat-cut top to the pencil has sharp edges that are uncomfortable on the palm when sharpening. But the quality of the lead is very good and the color goes down very well, best of the oil-based I've tried.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Although I enjoy these pencils...
By Privateer Art
from New Jersey
Although I like these pencils, they didn't quite compare to the hard to find Walnut Hollow Farms oil pencils that I love. They really don't have that soft oil feel that I had hoped for. Those that have drawn with Walnut Hollow will know what I mean. Overall they are quality pencils that don't break when sharpened.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Lyra Rembrandt-Polycolor drawing pencils
from San Diego,CA
I first had the Royal Langnickel essentials drawing art set. I found the pencils to be a little on the hard side, making them difficult to mix and burnish the way I wished to. I also found I was limited in the amount of colored pencils that I needed.The Lyra Rembrandt-Polycolor drawing pencils are much smoother. I also purchased a full set - 64. The pencils go on smooth, have good pigment, making shade and mixing fun and great deal easier. I am really enjoying my set, and would recommend them to anyone interested.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
would buy again
from La Crosse
I bought a 120 pencil set of Faber-Castell Polychromos and was looking for a few extra brown pencils. Sets just never have enough shades of brown. I have yet to find a pencil the color of a yellow Lab Dog.
Vibrant colors and smooth execution
By Justin Friedman
from Los Angeles, CA
The first thing I want to say is, having volunteered at an organization that deals with children, I was very surprised to see how close the colors of these pencils matched those of special colors in crayons (mind you the colors are from Crayola, but it was still nice to see unusual colors closely matched in the pencils). The way the colors blended was also very smooth. The best results, however, came when I combined Lyra colored pencils with Faber Castell colored pencils. Something about the way the two interacted that really brought out very high quality results. The results will vary from brand to brand, but the main takeaway I would like to encourage is to mix and match colors from different brands to see which combinations work best.
from St. Charles, MO
I love to use the Lyra pencils on grey scale images, or paper that is slightly rough. They don't wear down like Prismacolor, and are a bit softer than Polychromos. Being that they are oil based, that bit of transparency makes for a great combination with the grey scale images. The only reason they get a four star rating from me is that they only come in 72 colors. Otherwise, they are great.
I love Lyra pencils!!! This is the first brand of it's kind that I used and changed my art forever. Beautiful colors Great price Fun and easy to use
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great Pencil; Not as Cheap in the US
By Simple Art for Adults
from Cannelton, IN
These pencils came recommended by several of my favorite YouTubers. I purchased a set on another site, then came to Blick to fill in some missing colors. (The 36-set doesn't have pinks and purples, oddly enough.) The pencils I received from Blick were fantastic. The colors are bright and vivid, and the laydown is quite smooth. They don't layer and blend as easily as some of my other favorite pencils (Prismacolor, Polychromos, and even Blick Studio.)My only problem with these pencils is the price for the sets and the individual pencils. For this price point, they're only average. In fact, I'd buy Blick Studio again over the Lyra, but Lyra is a great product if you're looking for something that's not quite as soft as Prismacolor. They do have a little dust, though. None of the pencils arrived broken, and none of them have broken while sharpening.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from East Moline, IL
I have used other brands of oil pencils in the past. These are very fine quality, vibrant colors.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I'm hooked on these!!
from Everett, Washington
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