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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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I love this product
By Nola the red
from Herington Kansas
Comments about Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Premium Oil-Based Colored Pencils:
I use this product for adult coloring books
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again
I am well pleased with these pencils. They go down very easily and the colors are very nice.
I will purchase this product again.
I use this product often.
I love these Pencils
from Bonnieville Ky
These pencils are great. I love oil painting and have had problems in the past with regular colored pencils in my work but with Oil Based pencils no more issues
Best present ever!
from North Carolina
My husband bought me a set of Lyras 72 for my birthday. I've been shopping around through different pencils (Prisma, KIN, Polychromos, Derwent) to find a go-to brand. The pencils that I have tried so far all have their pros and cons. Lyras never made it on my radar so I had no idea what to expect. I think he could see it on my face that I wasn't unhappy... but I wasn't jumping for joy. After I tried them out, I was jumping for joy and I colored for 2 days straight. I have my go-to brand. Lyras are a perfect mix of good color, blending, sharpening, price and open stock. They work great with my other pencils. The Splender blender is my new favorite blender for all my pencils. My only con is the biggest set is 72. Best. Present. Ever.
Very good oil-based pencil
from Aiken, SC
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.
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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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