Caran d’Ache Luminance Pencils – What can l tell you about these glorious pencils that hasn’t already been written? Probably nothing, but I can tell you that these are simply amazing to work with. The following is my own opinion and l have not been influenced by anyone to write my review. I draw a lot of commission pet portraits so it is important for me to use premium quality pencils.
These pencils are some of the most intense colours l have ever worked with, they are premium quality and they are UV-resistant. These are still a wax based pencil but what makes them so great is they create little wax bloom and layering them is a dream. Even with multiple layers there is essentially no wax bloom. The colours are lightfastness. The lead is really strong, enabling a really fine tip for intense detailing. I was truly amazed at just how smooth they were. I was able to blend colours together to get some of the colours l required. The only con l found, is the variety of subtle colours available was limited, as the Luminance collection l believe is focused on bright colours. I was able to grab some of the colours l needed from my Premier Prisma Colour pencil collection and use them, they worked well with the Caran d’Ache Luminance Collection, what a bonus, l had best of both worlds.
What l really loved the most about the Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils is how durable they were. I seriously didn’t have a breakage once when using or sharpening them, which means my pencils will last longer, a super pro considering these are an expensive pencil so be prepared to gasp when you see the price.
Overall these are simply the best coloured pencils l have used so far. I would rate these a 10 out of 10 in my opinion.
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