Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

This is my origin. Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I have been drawing as far back as I can remember. According to my mother, I would draw during the TV shows and watch the commercials. This is probably not uncommon among creatives. Consequently I did end up in advertising for a stretch of my career. But I digress. I was introduced to these gems at the age of 7. I just turned 49 and their forumula, much like The Colonel's Crispy Original, has gone unaltered. They are an oil-based, alcohol-friendly (I'm aware of the scientific conflict, but I never argue with results) medium that anyone can enjoy. Prismacolors are to color what graphite is to monotone in my studio. I seek precision and they deliver.

Paper is an obvious choice for any colored pencil, but where these shine is wood. The colors are thick and saturated but transparent enough to honor the grain. When I am creating my art, I am not worried about conservation of materials. The beauty is in the flooding of color. These pencils read like oil paint, within reason. Amateur to professional, this is an reigning contender in any illustration studio.

I now pass the mic to Slash to show you what these soldiers can do on dark paper.

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