Sketching in COLOR? A MUST TRY! 【Prismacolor Col-Erase REVIEW】


hello everyone and welcome back to my
channel I’m brushes and bunnies and in this video we’re going to be sketching in
color and reviewing the prismacolor col-e race pencils I’ve been wanting to get my hands on
this product for such a long time it’s next to impossible to find these in
Germany I’m only able to really order them on Amazon and even then it is a
package of 12 with one color and there are very limited colors I believe I can
only get the light blue and maybe one or two other colors and I’ve been really
wanting to try them and try the different colors so when I was in Canada
and realized that I’m able to buy them there I was just so excited for those of
you who don’t know what this product is the col-erase pencil is basically an
erasable colored pencil and it’s basically the product that you see a lot
of artists use when they’re sketching in red or blue
I bought this product in an art store called Desalle which is located in
Ontario Canada I’m not sure what other locations they have but they do sell a
12-pack and they do sell a 24 pack and they also sell them individually in
terms of the price it is super affordable and I was actually really
surprised at how cheap they were for the 24 pack I paid a little bit under $20 or
weight plus tax it was about like I don’t know a little bit over $20 maybe
like $22 or so and I was also able to buy individual colors for under $1 so
it’s actually a really good price point and I was really happy with that in
terms of the products usability I do have a list of pros and cons which I
will go through within this part of the video drawing what the pencil is a
really great experience because it does work on any type of sketch paper or any
sort of mixed media paper or what a color paper basically any paper it works
really well the LED itself has a really nice smooth texture it’s creamy it’s not
dry or brittle which is really great when you’re just sketching and you want
to have a nice loose sketch the pencil does have an eraser and it does work
however I have noticed that it works better for certain colors for example
the Carmine red that I’m using right now in this example was a little bit harder
to erase while the Tuscan red which is one of my favorite colors is a little
bit easier to erase I’m not so sure why that is
but I have noticed this four different colors another thing that I did notice
with the eraser whether you’re using the tip of the pencil or if you’re using any
other type of eraser it does get a bit hard to erase some of the lines you’ve
drawn so for this I would highly recommend that you draw extremely
lightly at first and then as you progress with the sketch you apply more
pressure as you go I’ve just haven’t been able to erase some of the harder
lines that I’ve drawn and this is kind of a natural thing when you’re applying
more pressure it also happens with regular led pencil or a graphite pencil
but yeah this is just something that I’ve noticed where I can’t necessarily
erase all of my lines that I draw something that I really love about these
pencils is the fact that they do not smudge it’s just a really nice feeling
to know that you can be sketching whatever you want in your sketchbook
your hands can be touching everything and going all over the place and you
won’t risk smudging the actual drawing or having lead on your hand or graphite
I should say a graphite lead on your hands which is kind of common when
you’re drawing with actual graphite pencils and this is something that I’ve
been kind of like I had to train myself not to do in the past and yeah with
these pencils it’s not something that I have to worry about so this is actually
something that is is really really nice about the product something that I
really enjoy about the product is the fact that it comes in a large variety of
different colors and you can use these colors for different things some artists
like to use the light blue color for sketching because once they scan the
image and they rework it in Photoshop or any sort of creative drawing tool then
they can easily remove the blue lines and start to build a sketch digitally
from there I’ve never actually tried this method but one color that I really
like is the Tuscan red because it does provide a really beautiful under layer
for one I want to do what a color for example it is muted it is soft and it
blends with my watercolors and it does just doesn’t show up in the watercolor
itself which is something that I really like and it’s completely different than
the graphite pencils that I used to use in fact I have been starting to use
these a lot more now with my general sketching and also with my paintings and
illustrations where I will use the coal erase pencil and then build my media on
top of it and it’s really great because there’s no smudging there’s no crazy
blending issues it’s just a really nice under layer that I can basically build
color on top and or even darken with other colors if I want to in this little
doodle example of a super cute rabbit I just drew quickly with the color race
rose color and I’m just touching or adding color with the touch marker and
you can see that the prismacolor color waist pencil is not bleeding it’s not
sort of I don’t know merging or blending into the actual ink of the marker which
is something that typically happens with the just general graphite pencils so
this is a huge bonus and it’s a big reason why I’m using the color race as
in under layer now rather than using just general graphite pencil when I’m
sketching in my sketchbook with the coal erase pencils I typically use different
colors as well for example a lighter version of a color and then a darker
tone of that same color and as an example I’m using two different types of
Blues and I’m basically just using the darker blue as an accent color to kind
of I don’t know further darkens some parts of the sketch itself and this is
just a style that I I kind of did with my graphite pencils where I’m using
different lead sort of whites and playing around with with fat so I’m kind
of doing the same approach with these pencils and I think that it does turn
out really nice and it’s just something that I really like doing in my
sketchbook itself so this is just another way that you can also use these
pencils to create a little bit more of a contrasting color
all in all I do really love this product the price point itself is really great I
think you do get a lot of bang for your buck for the value that you’re paying
and I’m actually just loving the fact that I can draw freely with them and not
have to worry about it being inexpensive material and you can do a lot with the
material itself also the fact that when you’re using it to draw it does not
smudge so you don’t have to worry about that anymore and also that it comes in
all kinds of different colors where you can just buy the color that you really
like or that fits with your drawing routine this is something that is super
fun and for the price it’s definitely definitely worth it the biggest con in
my eyes is the fact that it’s not as erasable as I wish it could be it is
still possible to erase the lines whether using the eraser on the tip of
the pencil or if you’re using your own eraser it is still possible but the
erasing only works well if you’re trying to erase lightly colored lines and or
with specific colors I did have a difference with the different types of
colors I was using depending on the color I was able to erase it a little
bit better so this is just something that I have observed all in all though I
think that this sort of con is livable and it’s totally fine especially given
the fact that I am just using these pencils to mindlessly sketch in my
sketchbook and or use them as in under layer to my paintings another downside
but this just really comes down to logistics and not to the product itself
is the fact that it’s not so available here in Germany I’m not sure how it is
for other European countries but I cannot really buy these here and this
actually makes me sad because once these colors are done I have nothing left and
I can’t really use them anymore so I’m gonna have to figure something out maybe
go visit Canada again obviously in the near future and by myself like ten packs
and bring them back home but this is just something that’s a little bit of a
downer just that the fact that the product is not readily available in in
Germany and that’s basically all to my review I
hope you did enjoy it please let me know in the comments below if you are using
this product or have used it in the past and what are your thoughts on the
prismacolor col-erase pencils I want to wish you all a lovely Sunday and weekend
and start to the new week and we will see each other next week bye

98 comments

  • Becca Winn

    Love your art! ??

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  • Lilly :3

    First

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  • Melancholy ღ

    Yey

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  • infernal snow art

    Love your sketching ??

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  • Noah Zuniga

    Omg i love how creamy and smooth they are to sketch with?

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  • Lady Marjola

    ?❤

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  • Tarotarra

    I've always done my sketches in just black and white so this looks like a complete game changer! I can't wait to try in my own art! Thank you so much for your amazing videos!! ♡

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  • Watered Eggs

    Amazing! I'll check this out!!

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  • Jessica Burdon

    I never end up watching videos this early!

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  • Rio Illustrates

    So long as the color doesn’t have any gray or black in it, you can use Photoshop to remove just about any color pencil. Depending on the color and individual the removal process may change, but channels are typically your best bet to isolate black from color. RGB curves are helpful too, depends on what you prefer to use.

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  • Miranda Brown

    Brushes and Bunnies uploads at the same time as Jazza? Nah, you're better. 🙂

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  • Rebbecah Israel

    Amazing Art ?You

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  • Evil Regal

    i used to use only graphite for the underdrawing of my watercolor paintings but these pencils are a game changer. The colors make skeching so enjoyable. My favorite colors are light blue and blue. Light blue is super hard to find online though!

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  • Poetical Gore

    I find them easy to erase as far as colored pencils go. The Eno leads are the easiest to erase. Much more erasable than polychromos

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  • Super Purple Fluff

    Gosh you've improved so much the past two years!!!

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  • ValasaFantastic

    I know col-erase are awesome! I bought a bunch a while back and now rarely sketch in graphite! They are fantastic as an under layer for mixed media! So much more colourful! Go get the 12 packs for your favourite colours when you can you will be happy you did! I advise using a high quality white eraser rather than the one on the pencil! But not completely erasable unless you push very lightly but not once it’s too dark. Still worth it!

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  • Choko Girl

    So sweet bunny ??? !. I am artist too !! you paint very good

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  • MystLadyArts

    I have definitely used these pencils in the past. Mostly for my portrait sketches and I did a couple on toned paper. It makes the colors pop really well. I also found some other pencils and tried them out with the prismacolors. They are really fun to draw with, no doubt. So happy that you made this video. Love to see what your next one will be. ☺?????

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  • Sammy B

    Just ask one of your Canadian fans to mail the pencils to you and you can mail something back as a global trade. 😀

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  • LanaGoesArt

    Thanks for the review! But you actually don't have to go to Canda again for similar products in Germany. The Staedler Noris Erasable work just the same and cost only a few euros for a pack of the same size (and erase easier), then there are blue/red sketch pencils by Faber Castell and you can even get them as mechanical pencils from Koh-I-Noor. 😉 Have fun sketching! (Love the bunnies btw, they are beyond cute!)

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  • Samantha Gee

    Faber Castell also has erasable colored pencils and they are easy to get in Germany 🙂 I use them for sketching.

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  • Shandaril

    Col-Erase is propably most popular choice, but there are some other options if you want to try different brands: Staedler Noris Club, Faber-Castell, Giotto Stilnovo. They all make erasable coloured pencils.

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  • Jessy

    I am from Germany and I Searched for this pencils Everytime, but i cant find them ? And I have no reason to go to Kanada with 17?

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  • Andreea Sebe

    Don't you have any coloured pencil leads in Germany? I find those erase quite well. I have some Staedler ones and I thought that was a German brand.

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  • Insane Werewolf

    I used to love col erase but the difficulty of erasing them drove me away. I've since switched to Pilot Color Eno, they don't erase perfectly but they do erase a lot better than col erase. ?

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  • Lure Art

    I am drawing in red and blue color after watching your videos….

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  • Suk Haru

    What sketchbook do you use?

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  • Pat .K

    Amazing style !!!》Your concept arts a so good!!!》☆☆☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ?
    Thx for the ?!?

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  • Yolanee

    I think Crayola erasable colored pencils should be available in Germany, have you tried those? They're at least available in Czech Republic next door.

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  • Lexou-chan

    I found that Pilot color eno leads/ mechanical pencils erase better than Prismacolors col-erase (plus it's for mechanical pencils which I prefer). But there is way less colors available (only 8)

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  • Aldarsa G

    Those pencils aren't really available in central Europe ;-; I found it by myself while travelling. Seriously, whyyy

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  • 7victorious7

    Art

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  • DoodleBug

    Heeeeyyyyyy I just got these for Christmas! My sketchbook is so colorful now! My only problem is that they don’t erase all the way and they run out fast.

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  • Gabrielle Matthews

    oh that little bun sketch is so cute T_T

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  • Landon Davis

    On my amazon they are only 12.99 for 24 pack

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  • Joanne rupertinger

    Difficult to get in the UK also. Great review thank you. I use the Fabre Castiel erasable pencils as they are easier yo get in the U K

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  • Miharu 97

    There's actually a staedtler version of the erasable pencils, i've found them on Amazon, if you're intrestedhttps://www.amazon.it/Noris-Club-Matite-Colorate-Cancellabili/dp/B001B2QLC2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?__mk_it_IT=ÅMÅZÕÑ&qid=1548613890&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=matite+colorate+cancellabili&dpPl=1&dpID=51DW-EhSo-L&ref=plSrch

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  • freakkymoonster in paradise

    Hey, since im living in Germany too ! Ive been through that struggle? But after some reasearch i found 2 affordable dupes For The col erase pencils: the Steadler 144 erasable Noris Club (available on Amazon Germany) and the Farber Castell 116612 Radierbar (also available on Amazon 🙂 the Farber Castell ones are my fave ! Hope i Could help some german/ European folks out there ?

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  • maddie

    I cannot find these pencils anywhere! :"(

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  • Rose Black

    I love you bunny ♥️

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  • Em's Art Studio

    I really want to try these but I’ve not been able to find them in Sweden either.

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  • Iva Ivanović

    I'm not trying to be rude, but why do female artist not shave?(I mean arms)

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  • Bestiboy

    Bunny, I feel you? las year one of my friends went to america and gifted me a red col erase pencil and I loved it sooo much? I used it all the time and after around 2 months I was heartbroken, because I used it all up? and as you said, in Germany they are really hard to find and overpriced? I couldn't find them on Jackson's either? I wish that Boesner or Gerstaecker would sell them? but I hope you will enjoy using them, they are really good?

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  • HaleyBrooke'sArt

    What a coincidence I just orderd me a pack of them myself.

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  • Ferret Videos - By Ashley

    Checked Amazon UK, we can get them here for £24 (about 30 euro give or take) perhaps if you have any overseas friends over here you could ask them to buy them and send them over for if you pay them over PayPal or such? No idea how much they're meant to be mind you, but postage over to Germany wouldn't be too expensive overall from UK. Hope this info helps. 🙂

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  • Olivia Smith

    knead-able erasers work way better with colored lead, i only like to sketch in reds and pink fopr my watercolour art and theyre fantastic pilot also makes colored mechanical pencils

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  • Artistic Trash

    Richtig schade das es die nicht in de gibt

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  • Anna Steyn

    I found the pack you use in the video quite easily on Amazon. Getting any kind of quality art products in South Africa is a challenge of note. But these are not hard to find. Just use the American Amazon… https://www.amazon.com/Prismacolor-Col-Erase-Erasable-24-Count-20517/dp/B000089DCH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548654886&sr=8-1&keywords=prismacolor+col-erase+pencils

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  • Suga Ishiro

    I really want that but don't know where to buy this in Philippines

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  • mjpete27

    I use watercolor pencils for sketches before painting the under painting/sketch then just disappears ! Thank you for your wonderful video I enjoy watching your videos. I find your style engaging and soothing your so very talented I am glad you are finding time to do art again, with joy in ones work you can find happiness I wish you only the very best!

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  • E sosa

    i have vintage col erase pencils (they're faber castell for some reason?) that I got from my neighbor who moved

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  • Lynn Barrett

    I feel bad for those of you that cannot get them. I live in U.S. and have Amazon Prime and I can order a 24 pack for $8.22 with free shipping. Thank you for the great video. I am a beginner and make a big mess with graphite. Looks like a better alternative for me.

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  • Destiny T

    I was sketching with a Colerase pencil as I watched this video! Love using these soooo much!!! I really hate graphite on my hands and smudging around plus greyscale is a little boring to me.

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  • DrinkTeaReadBooksBeHappy

    Prismacolor is hard to find in the Netherlands as well so I also bought Prismacolor coloured pencils when I was in Canada ??

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  • Angie Hewitt's Artroom

    Wow sketching in colour really adds a new dimension to the sketches! Especially when you add shading and colours. Great work. Very inspiring

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  • Tatøt Töt

    That one dislike…..i will find you.

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  • selbarton

    Paper mate has an erasable color pencil lead in .7mm. It comes in red, pink, orange, green, blue, and purple. They erase very well. The blue, purple, and red seem to be more prone to transferring to the other page, but it is nothing compared to graphite transfers. (I used Strathmore 200 series drawing paper. My mixed media paper doesn't transfer.) I sketch with those mostly. On some I use an HB or 2B graphite to tighten up and do some shading that turn out really nicely. Just another option for those who can't or won't buy prismacolor pencils.

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  • Lilly Schwartz

    I prefer sketching with mechanical pencils so I use the Pilot Color Eno ones the most. They also erase better. Only downside is that they fade even in a sketchbook, so I use them only for studies or when I‘m going to ink over it anyway. I really enjoy sketching in colour rather than graphite, but I‘m too lazy to sharpen pencils and I don‘t like my sketches to fade, so I still grab my favourite mechanical pencil with a graphite lead most often.

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  • QTpie

    Crayola has erasable color pencils their cheap & cool

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  • QTpie

    You can get prismacolor erase from ebay & amazon

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  • Medium Kaffeebohnen

    Oh cool! So you live in Germany? Ich schon xD

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  • ★Breezy Blue★

    Can't you just buy them on Amazon DE?

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  • Rheinne Barrett

    Hi I’m Rheinne I love your videos ??????????

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  • Mette

    Loved your video and your sketches! I got my 12 set Col-Erase from eBay, and I love sketching with them.

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  • Jen Goodwyn

    I have a Crayola set of eraseable pencil crayons that I use for undersketching and they are very affordable!

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  • Maddie Bloom

    I love sketching with col-erase pencils! For some reason I go through an endless cycle of loving to sketch with col-erase, ball point pens, and mechanical pencils. Your sketches are always beautiful and your sketchbook pages look so well composed. I'm glad you found something you love sketching with!

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  • Leria St.

    Brushes and Bunnies
    First I would like to say that you really helped me with drawing!
    I started drawing than I was 6 years old and I also drew in a drawing School (I don‘t know how it’s called cause I am from Germany?)

    And since I‘ve been 6 I wanted to draw realistic people so I practised a lot and every week at the drawing school and I think I become good at it (now I am twelve)…
    But my problem is the sketching so I decided to draw for 2 weeks“straight“and I want to learn how to sketch good first before I will draw more realistic stuff.So that I can draw a sketch realistic and you helped me so much with my sketching progression!So thank you very much (sry for my bad english)?

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  • wijdan

    You definitely mastered drawing faces. I guess you draw them fluently and beautifully. I, also like your style and your lovely voice tone 🙁 keep drawing cutie !!

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  • Danielle Parker

    Can you order on Amazon? I got mine on amazon and they work great 🙂

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  • Amb3rAmber

    As soon as this video came out, I just HAD to buy some! They came today & I’m so excited to use them.

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  • Lin Ca

    Hallo liebe Bunny, ich wollte mal nachfragen, ob du auch Erfahrung mit den radierbaren Buntstiften von Faber Castell hast.
    Momentan benutze ich sie für Hilfslinien, habe aber das Gefühl, dass sie nicht kräftig genug werden (außer vielleicht mit Druck) um zu überzeugen. In deinem Video wirkt es, als würde das mit den Col-Erase besser klappen. Wäre schön zu wissen, ob das nur so aussieht, weil du dort eventuell dunklere Farben bei hast, oder sie wirklich kräftiger sind 🙂

    Liebe Grüße Lin ?

    Ps: für 25€ und mit etwas Geduld kann man die auch hier bestellen, glücklicherweise:
    Sanford Col-Erase Erasable Colored Pencils 24/pkg-Assorted https://www.amazon.de/dp/B000089DCH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Q6ovCb9Y8631B

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  • Nevaeh Vargo

    you can buy red, blue and green led for mechanical pencils and it erases.

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  • Roxx D

    Thanks a lot for the review ! I am living in Belgium and here it is impossible to find them as well, but i will probably go to US soon and it will definetely be in my shopping list ! 🙂

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  • Moonspiritart ByCindyHill

    I have to use mine more . I have only the set 12

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  • Aurora9368

    Well you can get these "Faber-Castell 116612 Radierbare Buntstifte" for about 6€ on amazon

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  • Maria Svensson

    You can get these in Denmark, so maybe the shipping won't be too bad 🙂 https://www.markersnpens.dk/p/prismacolor-premier-col-erase-colored-pencils-12-set/ Worth a try anyway 🙂

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  • Lemony

    There are also the Color Eno Pencils from Pilot, which are pretty nice. And if you use watercolours, it also doesn't smudge and depending on which colour you use, it looks really soft and pretty.

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  • Vanessa Marella

    I love this pencils!! I can't believe you can't find in Germany, even here in Brazil we had!!

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  • ruin promises

    wait you are german?

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  • Whitney Hempsey

    If you want to get these specific supplies you could also ask someone to purchase and ship them to you. There are also online shops that will ship internationally. I know Blick has the 24 pack for under $13 and they ship worldwide.

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  • LevisLupus

    Just wanted to leave a small tips for anyone who cant find these type of pencils; there are also mechanical pencils with color that you can erase! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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  • wavylinesem

    I never sketch in anything BUT col-erases lmao

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  • wavylinesem

    The pencils not being totally erasable could also be a good thing because it forces you to pay attention to the lines you’re drawing and the picture as a whole. It also improves your speed because you cannot constantly go back and rework lines, unlike with pencil, where you can fully erase.

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  • InvokeArtSense

    It's the best thing yet for sketching. It works really with many types of mediums.

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  • Pudgester95

    Omg yyyyyaasss they’re really awesome to use!!!

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  • lemon slices

    I just use normal coloured pencils and sketch lightly so if I make a mistake I can rub it out?

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  • MsSophy Lena

    In Germany you can use the erasable colorectal pencils from farber castel

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  • Charles Hancock Creations

    I have a set my significant other brought home from her architecture/engineering firm. I've yet to try them. I'm most excited by the "no copy" blue.

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  • The Down Under Entrepreneur

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Faber-Castell-48-Water-Color-Art-Pencils-Tinned-Sketch-Coloring-In-Set/283506874369?pageci=da4d936b-2b5a-40e7-896e-edb9f9e7b116

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  • Richard Twat

    Old timey hand-animators have used these for decades. Great pencils.

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  • Manga Artist David Füleki

    Hi, great and really helpful video!
    I also live in Germany and work as an illustrator/comic book artist and I totally know the problems with with Col-Erase availability.
    The brand "Prismacolor" is secured by some other company and a second product with that name mustn´t be sold here. They could rename it for the German market but I guess that would be too easy.

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  • Princ3ssMusicifiy

    You’re really making me consider buying these and I’ve been looking to get them for a while but it’s always take a while to get here and also, very expensive even if I am in the U.S. ?

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  • Voqara

    Ohne Werbung machen zu wollen, Farbstifte.net bietet diese Stifte neben Prismacolor-Stiften zu akzeptablen Preisen an. Kleine Seite, habe damit aber bisher sehr gute Erfahrungen gemacht 😉 Ich liebe deinen Stil 😀

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  • Plantenaria ouo

    I've been sketching with actual colored pencils and now I'm just like OMG I NEED THAT.

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  • Melany Portillo

    I LOVE how you say Canada. Also thx for the review

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  • Elvin Mancebo

    There’s a store in my country where you can find some relatively old stuff and they sell Fabre castel col erase pencils for 36 cents (like 1 pencil for that price) and they also have a twelve pack

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  • miraxterrik

    Did you try the Faber Castell erasable? The red pack. That looks the same, if not better in erasability, probs cheaper and easier to get in DE.

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  • Ineke Dusseljee

    You can buy them easily on amazon.de.

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