Dream Gifts for a Colourist!

The Holidays are getting closer! The perfect moment to find a gift for your favourite Colourist and a great time to dream about lovely colours and unexpected presents. Make that Wish list!

When the Sun goes hiding and the world is dressed in greyish tones, we all enjoy having light and colour around us.  During winter, colouring is a great way to get surrounded with beautiful colours and pleasant images. They bring us warm and joy. Colouring supplies are a great gift!

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If you are looking for an marvellous Holiday’s Gift or just browsing around for your Wish List, here’s the BEST GIFT LIST in Artist’s Coloured Pencils! 

Dream on Colourists!

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Polychromos 120 Coloured Pencils Set Wood Box

Between the many choices in Artist’s pencils, Polychromos is one of the best. Those pencils have great resistance to light, a vast choice of colours, are easy to replace and are fantastic to layer and blend. If your layers are light, you may add several colours, creating new tonalities with deepness and interest. Once you buy the set, it’s easy to add or replace pencils because they’re available in many stores and easy to find. You can start with a small set and just add on. I really enjoy working with Polychromos, probably the coloured pencils I used most often.

Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Gift Set Wood Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 72 Gift Set Wooden Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 20 Gift Set Pencils +Accessories

Faber-Castell Polychomos 36 Gift Set Vintage Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Gift Set Vintage Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Gift Set Vintage Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 120 Set Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Set Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 24 Set Metal Box

Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set Metal Box

Coloured using Faber-Castell Polychromos:

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils

If you are looking for the best, Albrecht Dürer by Faber-Castell are fantastic Watercolour pencils that will create Artwork to last. The 120 watercolour pencils set has the same colours as Polychromos, the choice of tonalities is amazing. They are soft and pleasant to work with and the results after adding water are just gorgeous.

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer 120 Gift Set Wood Box

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer 120 Set Tin

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer 60 Set Tin

Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer 36 Set Tin

Luminance by Caran D’Ache

Luminance pencils are Swiss made, defined as permanent for their high resistance to light. Those pencils are an extravaganza and a different experience when compared to other pencils. Colours are rich and pigments are saturated, creamy core and great capacity of coverage. Water resistant, with intense tonalities.

All about it reflects quality, even the box set – pencils in trays look like colourful jewels. 

Once you have the first set, it’s easy to find replacements and add colours, they are available in several stores, including online.

Luminance 80 Gift Set Wooden Box – 76 pencils + 2 blenders and 2 grafwood graphite pencils

Luminance 100 Set

Luminance 76 Set

Luminance 40 Set

Luminance 20 Set

Luminance 20 Set Portrait Colours

Bird coloured with Luminance and Luminance Colour Combo:

Derwent Lightfast

Derwent Lightfast are the only coloured pencils that I know that offer a comparable experience as Luminance. Both are smooth, very easy to blend and have rich, pigmented colours that offer great coverage. However, they are not the same: Derwent’s barrel is larger, core’s texture is smooth but not buttery and available palette is different. The capacity of blending and creating new colours is just amazing. I blended white and magenta to create pink and colours just mix effortlessly. Easy to find replacements once you get the set. Great quality, smart choice for Artist’s coloured pencils. Five Stars.

Derwent Lightfast 100 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Lightfast 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Lightfast 100 Set Tin

Derwent Lightfast 72 Set Tin

Derwent Lightfast 36 Set Tin

Derwent Lightfast 24 Set Tin

Derwent Lightfast 12 Set Tin

Coloured using Derwent Lightfast.

Pablo Coloured Pencils by Caran D’Ache

Pablo 120 Permanent Colour Pencils Gift Set Wood Box

Caran D’Ache Pablo are great pencils with a large game of tonalities. The 120 set has one of my favourite palletes, I love the colour choices. Those are quality pencils that offer light resistance and great pigmentation. They are easy to blend and layer. However, there’s a learning curve with Pablo pencils: they need many light layers to show the beautiful deep colours, and that takes patience. If you’re looking for one layer results, maybe they are not for you. If you enjoy working with many layers, they really deliver and create amazing tonalities and lovely results.

Pablo Caran D’Ache 120 Gift Set Wood Box

Supracolor + Pablo Caran D’ache 160 Gift Set Wood Box— 80 Supracolor Water-Soluble Colour Pencils & 80 Pablo Permanent Colour Pencils

Supracolor + Pablo Caran D’ache 60 Gift Set Wood Box – 30 Supracolor Water-Soluble Colour Pencils & 30 Pablo Permanent Colour Pencils

Pablo Caran D’Ache 120 Set Metal Box

Pablo Caran D’Ache 80 Set Metal Box

Pablo Caran D’Ache 40 Set Metal Box

Pablo Caran D’Ache 18 Set Metal Box

Coloured using Pablo Caran d’Ache:

Looking for more ideas? Check out those wonderful sets.

Derwent Coloursoft

Derwent Coloursoft are between my favourite pencils. They have a slightly larger barrel, core is very smooth and velvety, almost chalky. I absolutely love those pencils to cover larger areas, because they lay down so evenly and I can change tones, creating lovely gradients. I often use Derwent Coloursoft for backgrounds as well. They are not the best choice for small detail or line work, because they are so soft. I enjoy using Coloursoft and Procolour together, they complement each other perfectly. I use this set so much, I’ve already replaced many pencils. Derwent products are easy to find in stores and online, that’s great because my set is always complete.

Derwent Coloursoft 72 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Coloursoft 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Coloursoft 72 Set Metal Box

Derwent Coloursoft 36 Set Metal Box

Derwent Coloursoft 24 Set Metal Box

Derwent Coloursoft 12 Set Metal Box

This background was coloured using Derwent Coloursoft:

Derwent Inktense

Derwent Inktense are ink pencils activated by water. They are different than watercolours, after using water once they dry quickly and permanently. This allows using layers, because colours can be placed next or on top of each other, no colour bleeding. Bright and rich colours, beautiful. Colouring and drawing with Derwent Intense is a fun experience!

Derwent Inktense 72 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Inktense 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Inktense 72 Set Metal Box

Derwent Inktense 36 Set Metal Box

Derwent Inktense 24 Set Metal Box

Derwent Inktense 12 Set Metal Box

Derwent Procolour

Derwent Procolour have a harder core, still soft but consistent. Beautiful colours, great coverage, quality coloured pencils produced in England by Derwent. Procolour pencils will keep the point and don’t dust. Perfect for artistic drawing and colouring smaller areas, lines and details. I enjoy using Coloursoft and Procolour together, they complement each other perfectly. Great pencils.

Derwent Procolour 72 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Procolour 48 Gift Set Wood Box

Derwent Procolour 72 Set Metal Box

Derwent Procolour 36 Set Metal Box

Derwent Procolour 24 Set Metal Box

Derwent Procolour 12 Set Metal Box

More from Caran D’Ache and other Artist Gift Sets:

Caran D’ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils – 72 Gift Set Wood Box

Caran D’ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils – 72 Gift Set Wood Box

Caran D’ache Supracolor, Watercolour Pencils 120 Gift Set Wood Box

Caran D’ache Supracolor, Watercolour Pencils 120 Gift Set Wood Box

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils 100 Gift Set Wood Box

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils 100 Gift Set Wood Box

Faber Castell Pit Monochrome Wooden Box Set

Faber Castell Pit Monochrome Wooden Box Set

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