I buy pens and pencils all the time – especially cheap ones from weird sources. So when I spotted a set of 24 colouring pencils at my grocery store for £1.50, I couldn’t resist. Especially when I spotted the pastel pack next to them. I’m a sucker for pastels.
The swatching was unsurprising. The normal pencils were fairly average for cheap pencils. And the pastel ones were kinda rubbish. Maybe just super pastel?
I tested the pastel pencils on different toned papers.
They still weren’t great. But there is definite improvement on the darker papers.
Okay, so lets do a piece of art on black paper.
It didn’t go well. I tried on white paper, but that was rubbish too.
I was very unsatisfied, so I redid the ice cream piece with my Polychromos. It was for a Scrawlr Sketch challenge.
The normal pencils were great. Just your average cheap colouring pencils. I used them to colour a page in the colouring book that I’ve been trying to finish for years.