Col-Erase Pencils

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  • #4193
    Cara Harder
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    Hi, Matt

    You often refer to the Col-Erase pencil. Do you just use the black pencil? All I can find are coloured pencils, not graphite.

    Cara

    #4196
    Andy Tran
    Participant

    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.

    #4200
    Cara Harder
    Participant

    Thanks, Andy! I might give one a try.

    #4201
    Linn Hansson
    Participant

    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…

    #4205
    Cara Harder
    Participant

    I live in Canada and they’re only $0.75 here (about $0.50 USD).

    #4208
    Linn Hansson
    Participant

    lucky you, they are 4 times more expensive here :S

    #4357
    C h c Krouwel
    Participant

    Hallo Linn,

    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.

    Jolanda

    #4871
    Jean Mauferon
    Participant

    Hi,
    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

    Yours
    JM

    #4895
    Gordan Knezic
    Participant

    Hi Jean,
    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.

    Gordan

    #4899
    Linn Hansson
    Participant

    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. 🙂

    #5139
    Mike Miller
    Participant

    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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