I am so happy that you have decided to return and read my new blog review on the Marco Renoir Fine Art Watercolor Pencils. I am in no way being sponsored to write this product review, l purchase all my art products.
These Watercolour pencils are part of the Marco Renoir line and are marketed as a higher end, artist grade product than the Raffine student grade line.
According to some of the reviews l have read, this “Marco” Chinese based product also offers a student grade coloured pencil line called Raffine, which has become popular among the colouring community.
I decided to order the 72 watercolour pencil set on Ebay and to my surprise the prices of all the sets available in 24, 36, 48 and 72 were very competitive and reasonable. Sets are also available on Amazon. I was visually surprised at the tin box when it arrived, that was double layered with pencils. I found the trays that the pencils sit on flimsy, but the pencils were beautiful and they have colour matching bases with wooden barrels. The colours were spectacular and l could not wait to see how they performed. I would recommend creating a colour swatch before using them, as not all the colours shown on the barrel matched the coloured lead when used. Some were right on and others close but not exactly the same.
These watercolour pencils have an oil based core that offers a creamier application that can handle blending when wet or dry. I was able to apply these dry on dry than wet the colour or dry to wet making blending a breeze. They were a joy to work with and l loved that l could continue layering with the colours. So many techniques are possible with these watercolour pencils. The colours blended consistently and this gave me a whole new range of colour choices when blending. I did not need to press hard on the paper, just a light touch was all l needed to apply the colour. Wow, the colours were vibrant and high in pigment. The lead on these pencils were soft, they had a buttery like feel to them when laying the colour down, making fine detailing a bit more challenging than a hard lead pencil. I absolutely loved how soft the lead was and they were so easy to work with. The set also came with two sharpeners and a brush.
I used the brush it came with to create my little Grinch and l found it worked well, although l have my personal favorites that l would use instead of the one that came with the set.
I was also impressed at how easy it was to sharpen these watercolour pencils without breakage or the lead crumbling.
Hope you enjoyed my review. Stay tuned as l will be reviewing the Marco Renoir colored pencils soon.
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