November 19, 2016 at 2:20 am #4193
You often refer to the Col-Erase pencil. Do you just use the black pencil? All I can find are coloured pencils, not graphite.
CaraNovember 19, 2016 at 7:55 am #4196Andy TranParticipant
The Col-Erase pencil line is comprised of erasable color pencils. From what I’ve noticed, Matt primarily uses only the Col-Erase in black.November 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm #4200
Thanks, Andy! I might give one a try.November 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm #4201
I bought 10 of them for 2 euros each (yeah they are pricey here in Sweden) and I’ve sharpened two of them so far. They break easily. I almost destroyed the first pencil before I could get a sharp point so now it is pretty short…November 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm #4205
I live in Canada and they’re only $0.75 here (about $0.50 USD).November 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm #4208
lucky you, they are 4 times more expensive here :SNovember 25, 2016 at 7:44 am #4357C h c KrouwelParticipant
I found a film on Youtube, maybe it is of some help.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-4a4vZYtE, it is called “how to properly sharpen prismacolor pencils, and I saw there were some other films about sharpening the Prismacolors.
JolandaDecember 13, 2016 at 8:59 am #4871Jean MauferonParticipant
I’m fan of Matt’s lessons because no other teacher will take so much time to draw in front of us and explain whatever he does…
I have just a little question : how can we do, in France, when Prismacolor is so hard to find ?
I bought some first at Amazon… I felt in love with Prismacolor Verythin !!!
So, I’ve found — thanks ti the net — a way to buy then in Germany.
Here is the question — at last — what are these Col-Erase like ?
I own Caran d’Ache Supracolor and Pablo, and FB Polychromos too.
Does anyone tested these vs Col-Erase ?
Just to know…
Thx in advance
JMDecember 16, 2016 at 3:41 am #4895Gordan KnezicParticipant
I just tried Col-Erase for the first time today on my first homework drawing “Draw The Statue” and just love it. I find it much easier to control than graphite. Producing value scale went like a breeze especially low and mid values. I thought producing darks might be difficult but no, not a problem at all. Just need to press harder. Also I like how it feels in the hand I would describe it as a gliding over the paper surface. I am sure all of this very subjective and everyone should try and see how it suits them. Hope this helps.
GordanDecember 16, 2016 at 8:12 am #4899
I haven’t used Caran d’ache Supracolor but I have use some other pencils like:
Caran d’ache Pablo & Luminance
Faber Castell Polychromos
Prismacolor Verithin & Prismacolor
and I don’t think that any of them has the same feel as the Col-Erase. I would say that Polychromos is the closest, but not that close. I think that Col-Erase feels like something in between a graphite pencil and a polychromos pencil. Hard to explain. 🙂December 30, 2016 at 12:25 am #5139Mike MillerParticipant
I generally just use graphite pencils. But over the holidays I went to the Jerry’s Artarama over in Virginia Beach and purchased two black color erase pencils and they are smooth. I fine they can really draw light and it is easier to go from dark to light with them. I see what Mat means when he really has to press down to get the darks.
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