Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOYWW

So once again for WOYWW I'm out of my craftroom and into my living room. To show you what I use for colouring. I've had quite a few e-mails asking which copic or pro-markers colours I use. Which is compliment but I don't use them. I tried pro-markers but I struggled with the lids and even if they do loosen my shoulders wouldn't last out till they do.
The copics lids are better but I don't have the patience to learn to colour to my standards, when I get the results I want from Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.

This scary tin of pencils were brought a couple of years ago from the US at a time I rarely brought from overseas not least on e-bay too. Now days I buy Prismacolour from 1buy1pencil where I buy them individually when certain colours need replacing. They come wrapped up in huge bit of bubble wrap because the leads are so delicate.
Which is why in the Really Useful box is my Polychomos that I buy from Hobbycraft not sure if that is the cheapest place but I've managed to slowly build up a collection because you buy them individually too. The reason I use them is one they don't break that easily, two they're probably easier to buy and since the leads are harder they are better to use in small places.
Of course you can't use pencils without Paper Stumps which I buy whenever I see them and the sansodor is in the little pot because you only need the stump damp. So I use a make up sponge (poundland) in what use to be a doodlebug flower pot with a lid . This means I don't need a bottle around me to knock over especially has my pencils live on the sofa so I can colour in the evenings and LISTEN to the telly.

35 comments:

  1. That is a serious amount of pencils! My daughter would say: 'Now, thats legit!'

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  2. oooh Debby, Ithought you used copic's or other markers too
    your a fabualous drawer with the pencels, wow
    hugs andrea

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  3. Yay! Another pencil princess!

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  4. gorgeous too see all your pencils!!!! wow your colouring is always so amazing I was surprised you dont use either promarkers or copics.....I love the look prisma pencils give...think I will be investing in some, sometime in the future!!! Hugs Juls

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  5. Hiya thanks for visiting me.I use prisma pencils n polychromo's n colour soft.Great tip with the sans must do that,i have a big bottle of the stuff lol.Hugs xx

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  6. Goodnesss Debby, I hadn't realised you used pencils! Your work is always gorgeous... and now I know your secret weapon! TFS, Jo x

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  7. I love your colouring Debbi. I too buy my polychromos from hobbycraft only because i don't know anywhere eles to buy them singly. Whatever did we do before really useful boxes lol.

    Have a lovely evening

    Ali x

    P.S I've moved blog

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  8. Wow Debby I am shocked to see that you use Prismas..your colouring which I always say this must be sounding like a cracked record is AWESOME I really thought your images were coloured with markers..I can never get the coverage you get it looks such a solid colour ..aw well must keep on practising..

    smiles Christine xx

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  9. Love the prismas, and I see you are a fellow Really Useful Box fan, lol.
    Shaz #131

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  10. Hi Debby
    oh i luv my pencils i can blend much better with them, i do find copics quicker but pencils me first luv, good idea with the sponge, will do that, sue,x

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  11. Debby, do you prefer Prismacolour or Polychromos though? Everything I have read says that Prismacolour pencils are not lightfast, while Polychromos are. However, any books that demo colouring with pencils use Prismas, so people tend to lean towards those. I like the tip you have with the sponge in the pot for the Sansador, it's brilliant, Judith xx

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  12. Thank you so much Debby for sharing your wonderful talents and tips! My days are brightened up just by seeing your amazing creations!

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  13. Great information...thankyou for that. I know what you mean about knocking the bottle over as I did that the other day and only had a small amount left in the bottle...waiting for more to arrive at my craft shop. It went everywhere, spread all over my drawing matt, and kept spreading.
    I use an emery board to file the last colour out of my stump so I can re-use it,lol, I only have 3.
    I use "Faber Castell" pencils.Limited with colours though.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. Well Debby this comes as a total surprise, your images are always sooo bright and beatiful that I cannot believe my eyes to read that you use pencils, WOW!! I color with Derwent and put the stumps in odorless terpentine just as I am told when I bought it all (very expensive wooden box full pencils) but NEVER get the same result so..either I am doing something wrong or your pencils and technique are awesome !!!
    Thanks for sharing this with us,

    love

    Irene

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  15. This is such useful info - I shall swap my garage sponge bit for a make up sponge which i keep in a crystal glass (suspect it's an old sherry or aperitif glass) like you for dipping the stumps in. I'm using Derwent Artists which I believe are even harder than the Polychromos so it was interesting to read of your comparison between Prisma & Polychromos in terms of using for detailed images. I've just started using Penny Black images & love using the pencils with those & have gained a little confidence in colouring. I need to learn about shading so the Penny Blacks & House Mouse are really helpful in giving guidelines.
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. What a fab collection Debby, and you certainly use them brilliantly, your colouring is wonderful. Do you use a special sharpener for your Prismas?

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

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  17. I am also still in love with my Prisma's ....
    They are awesome!!

    Hugs,
    Christa

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  18. Your colouring is so vibrant Debby I wondered what you used, its really nice to find out, I've just bought some prisma pencils but not tried them out yet - it seems like yu can achieve more depth of colour from them
    Thanks for the insight
    Hugs Laurie x

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  19. Hi Debby
    i have some poly pencils but not used them yet...you get some fab results with them ...must give them a whirl...i
    are you going to Ally pALLy in April...let me know we can meet up
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxxx

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  20. Hi Debby, your colouring is always amazing.I have some prisma pencils that I bought in the US a few years ago and have never mastered them. I do keep trying, maybe I will get it right one day!! Maria x

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  21. Debby, thank you, thank you. I've been wondering for a long time what you use to colour your gorgeous creations and now I know. I've got copics, in fact I spent quite a bit of money on them, but I just cannot at this stage colour with them. I do prefer my Prismacolour pencils. Also I'm so pleased you put the link up for the site that sells single pencils, wonderful.

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  22. Ohh dear you use the same stuffs like i do..but why my result isnt as good as yours :)...wish to learn more from you

    hugs
    yenni

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  23. I always look forward to your wonderful creations. I have a whole slew of Prisma's too, but finally gave in to copics. and...yes I pulled my hair out during the learning curve!

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  24. That's awesome to know colored pencils are so remarkable!

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  25. Great stash!

    Thank you for sharing. :)

    Maggie
    xx

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  26. I've seen your colouring up close and it is wow! I'm just going to have to try out the pencils at some point. Thanks for the insight into how it's all done.

    ** Kate **

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  27. I'm shocked! I thought you use Copics or Promarkers. Your coloring is so amazing. I use watercolor pencils. :)

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  28. Hi Debby, So sorry it's been ages since I've been to visit your blog or any blog for that matter. I do love your coloring, and was wondering what cardstock you use to color on when you're using your Prisma's?
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  29. I love it! I like using pencils for the softer coloring. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #30

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  30. Wow Debby I am truly stunned. I am shocked that you use pencils. Your colouring a amzazing! Thanks for sharing. Maybe I will pull out my prismas to try colouring with them. I have not used them in ages. I sit on the couch and listen/watch the telly and colour too! I just have a big basket of semi organised copics instead!

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  31. Wow,now we know one of your secrets, your colouring is always beautiful!!
    I have the Prisma's too, love them but your colouring is way better.
    Thanks, love to visit your blog and look at your great work, Anja

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  32. Very, very interested to hear you use Prisma's. I do a lot of watercolouring with pencils and have thought about the Prisma's but that's as far as it gone! You might have inspired me to turn thought into actually doing!

    Hugs
    Brenda 100

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  33. Thats a great amount of pencils ~ Nicky no.6

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  34. I know what you mean about listening to the telly - I listen to many many fab prgrammes! Your pencil collection is awesome, I rarely colour at all, isn't that strange!

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