Colored Pencils by Cretacolor
Color intensive, waterproof artist pencils
Classic color-intensive, waterproof artists' colored pencils in a hexagonal barrel made of lime wood. They are highly pigmented and bring the color onto the page with a firm stroke, making them suitable for quick sketches as well as outline drawings. Lightly flowing lines such as hatching can be created well by the even abrasion of the color leads and details can be worked out with the tip. The colors can be mixed by layering the color layers, but the pencils can also be used for other techniques such as frottage or smudging and combined with other materials. They are sharpened with a normal sharpener. Available in sets of 12 or 24 shades. The colored pencils are manufactured by the Austrian pencil factory Cretacolor in Hirm.
The mixture makes the color
The production of colored pencils is a science in itself and correspondingly complex. Of course, the pigments are the be-all and end-all, and the manufacturing intensity depends on the way they are processed (their decomposition) and the quantity added. In other words, a high pigment content does not necessarily result in a high color intensity if the pulping is poor.
The color smear on the paper is determined by the binder content in the lead, the type of fillers and colorants, and the proportion of waxy components. Finally, the lead diameter also plays a role: leads with a small diameter require more binder for greater breaking strength and therefore appear somewhat harder when drawing. Leads with a larger diameter allow a softer consistency (i.e. less binder), which goes hand in hand with a high color intensity and soft stroke. So-called hydrophilic or lipophilic additives (water- or fat-loving additives) determine whether a color is watercolorable or permanent.
All these parameters - type of pigments and additives, proportion of binders and lead diameter - also affect the resulting color. The color palette of our colored pencils and watercolor pencils therefore turns out quite differently.
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