Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils


I’m drawing with
the polychromos, the Faber-Castell
polychromos colored pencils. I’m using a couple
tones to blend. Because of the
oil-based technology, the Faber-Castell pencils
blend very nicely. There’s no waxy bloom
build up, so you can see that I can
really lay it in there. One of the features about
these colored pencils, sometimes you have the
frustration of pulling out a lead that’s not been bonded. But these leads are bonded
all the way down the barrel. So I have that reliability
when I’m working on them that they’re not going
to fall out on me. And the colors in
these colored pencils are color indexed to all
of the other products and color lines of
Faber-Castell so that if I was to do a drawing
while I’m doing mixed media, for example, on this
drawing over here and I’ve switched medium in all
of these different quadrants right here, the
color indexing allows me to duplicate the color from
watercolor pencils, if I’m doing watercolor
pencils, to the pastel, and to the colored
pencils themselves where I can maintain
color consistency. The light fast
pigment is durable and has a high archival
quality about it. It’s going to be
around a long time.

29 comments

  • this1is1me

    how he did this???????

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @dougfreshish Yes, these pencils work well on most papers. Different papers will offer various results, so it is a matter of what technique you use and what result you are looking for.

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  • Nadz

    i use it…but i still need working more on it >.<

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  • bernedett rose

    does anyone how much they cost the full set?

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @Gabrielaheart1 Because all online prices fluctuate, please refer to the Blick Art Materials website to find prices.

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  • Charleston Brownfield

    the first time I got faber-castells I pronounced it farber castle haha

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  • Kiwikick238

    Can someone recommend a good sharperner for the polychromos

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @Diiiiiiiiiima10 Today on the Blick website, you could have purchased this same set for $27.99 plus shipping.

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  • MsTokies

    how well do they mix with other brands? i have prismacolor a pretty big set but id like to try and and switch to fabercastel

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @MsTokies You can integrate your Prismacolor with the Faber Castell

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @Mrwolflinktwilight I'm sorry but we don't have knowledge of what paper the artist is using in this video. Poychromos pencils can be used on a wide variety of papers and surfaces.

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  • Ceares

    who is the artist? I'd love to some of his finished work with the pencils.

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  • Blick Art Materials

    @Ceares The artists name is Don Colley – it is easy to find him through google.

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  • laydeback66

    at 0:39 is that a colored pencil version of one of Norman Rockwell's paintings? Looks like it to me lol

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  • Ceares

    @BlickVideos thanks!

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  • dynomax101

    Yes.

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  • tapino xamemilo

    You know its funny that they are called ''polychromos'', because in greek ''polychromos'' means ''many colors'', and definately there are many colours there 😛

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  • Jason Grimm

    I love the picture in the video. I did a search through google images. He has great stuff what a great choice to feature him. I want a copy print of that picture ")

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  • roarodon

    Faber-castell work better for me.

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  • mikiono

    what paper should i use with these pencils

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  • TOY101 SOLDIER

    I'm getting them in 1day i ordered 60 pencils

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  • RainiDays

    Are the Polychromos or Prismacolors better? Later, I've been hearing that Polychromos are better but I've already bought a set of Prismas, so I'm, wondering if it'd be worth it to get a set of these.

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  • Art and Craft

    can they blend well?

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  • SoulReaver27

    Who is this artist.  Man!  His art is beautiful.  I hope to get the plychromos and the water color Faber Castell pencils.  I have a bunch of prismacolor colored pencils but I hear Polychromos blows them out of the water.

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  • Samuel Soto

    How do you draw so cool?do you give classes somewhere? So I could go

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  • andresisthename

    These are great pencils, as is most everything on the Faber Castell lineup. However the main problem with them is that they are so hard to stock on. Stores that sell them usually don't have them individually and just sell them in sets. Also they are significantly more expensive than most other pencils. These two factors make them a poor choice for a professional artist that want to do serious work with them. Availability is a very important factor for any serious artist. BTW. Don Colley rocks!

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  • lien

    i always draw on very smooth paper thats even suitable for printing.. do you think the polychromos would work good on this paper ?

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  • Nikola Tomic

    Recently i bought those colors and I 'm not shore what to use to blend them. I searched on the internet and found "ZEST – IT" but here where I live I can't bought it. So, is there anything similar to ZEST-IT but to be more affordable?

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  • Rich_237 _

    I like to blend with just the pencils themselves without the aid of a solvent. I also like to build up the layers until it looks like paint. I do all this in Bristol board vellum with Prismacolor. Would I be able to do this with polychromos? Would they be better than Prismacolor for this technique? Also, are polychromos made of wax as well as oil? Thanks

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