The Prismacolor 150 Colored Pencil Set – Premier Pencil Reviews
Hey there fellow artists!
Looking for a huge set of Prismacolor Premier Pencils?
Or, maybe you’re just not sure if you want or need that many colored pencils? After all, how many different shades of the same colors does a person need…
Well, if you’re a professional artist that will use these pencils to create beautiful colored pencil drawings then you’d probably want to check into getting a set that has many shades…the less layering of different colors to get a certain color means the less time it’ll take to get the results you want in your artwork.
Which means the less time it takes to complete a work for someone, then the more time you have to do more commissions for more clients…
Makes sense, right?
But, I really wouldn’t recommend a set like this to someone that has never tried these pencils…or, is just starting out in colored pencil drawing. You might find that you don’t enjoy using these, or maybe you decide colored pencils in general aren’t for you. Maybe you’d rather paint!
So, unless you’re serious about your art work, I’d recommend a smaller set to try these out first and see if you like ’em.
Product: Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 150 Assorted Colors (1799879)*
Sold by: Prismacolor
Price: *$148.88 (**Most recently updated)
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (*based on
675 **780 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of this writing)
*Note: Prices and ratings are subject to change.
**Updated price and number of customer reviews found on Amazon on May 29, 2016
- Color applies very smoothly to paper with these soft-core leaded pencils
- Easy to blend and shade with other colors
- Resist breakage
- Light resistant
- Colors have a wide range – from soft and subtle to intense and extremely vivid depending on how much pressure is applied and varying layers of colors you add.
- Best used for blending & shading
- Price – definitely not cheap and wouldn’t recommend a large set for beginners – get a small set first!
- Some customer reviews noted mistakes in their sets – certain shades missing, but had double of another shade
- Splintering when sharpening*
- According to a few customers, some pencils they received had cracks in the wooden casing
*One thing I wonder about the people who had problems with their pencils splintering when trying to sharpen them is How are they sharpening it? Since there is a little trick to sharpening pencils so they won’t splinter and crack…and it doesn’t matter what kind of sharpener you have either. I use a cheap handheld one I bought for a buck, and it works just fine. My pencils don’t crack or splinter, this includes the Prismacolor pencils, which I recently purchased.
What’s the trick to sharpening a pencil so it won’t keep cracking and breaking as you’re sharpening it?
Turn the sharpener, not the pencil!
I definitely recommend this set of 150 pencils for people that are serious about their art, especially if you’re a professional artist or plan on being one soon. You do get what you pay for, and it’s a worthwhile investment if you actually use them!
If you’re just starting out and haven’t used Prismacolor before, I wouldn’t buy a huge set like this…you might not need that many for what you’re doing now and maybe you won’t like them as much as I do. I’d recommend a smaller set of Prismacolor to beginning artists. There are many different sized sets available- I have the 12 count since I thought I’d just try them out and see whether these pencils were any different than crayola or other cheaper brands.
My Results Using Prismacolor Colored Pencils – 12-count set
I just recently tried Prismacolor pencils out for myself…I just bought my own smaller set a bit earlier this year in fact! So, I haven’t used them a lot yet, at least at the time of writing this since I wanted to share my first impressions on how well they work in general.
You can check out my post on Pencil Drawings – Horses to see what I accomplished with the 12-count set of Prismacolor pencils. This was actually the first time using these pencils for coloring in a horse or any animal for that matter…the only other coloring I’ve done using these are in coloring spheres, which is also included here on one of my previous posts comparing Crayola pencils to Prismacolor.
I’d love to get the 150-count set now that I know how much I like them! I kind of wish I had started out with the 24 or 48-count sets at least, instead of the 12 pencil set…it’d be even easier to get some awesome results in my artwork!
Want to order these and try them out for yourself?
You can click the *following links to find this 150-count set and other smaller count size sets that are available at a great art supply site…I recommend you check it out if you love creating art!
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Have you bought and used this enormous set of colored pencils already? If so, what’s your opinion on the 150-count set of Prismacolor Colored Pencils? I’d love to hear what you thought of this set!
Or, even if you bought a smaller set I’d like to know which one and how well it worked out or not for you.
Thanks for reading the review and I appreciate you stopping by!
Best wishes ~Sherry
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