Today, I wandered into my local stationers – Churchill’s – and found some items for my stationery stash. Included were some coloured pencils from Derwent that are new to me.
They’re called Procolour and I picked up a tin of 24 of them. and you can see how much I paid on the tin, though they are available for less on Amazon.
I tried them out in my Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted BuJo on some cute bugs I’d drawn earlier today (yes, another collection is being assembled in my BuJo). You can see the colouring at the top of the page, though I adjusted the brightness and contrast a tad.
The blurb on the tin says
Derwent Procolour pencils are the perfect combination of a strong point and smooth lay-down, with a texture that has the covering power of wax yet glides like an oil. The richly pigmented pencils maintain a sharp point for detailed drawing; while minimal chipping and dusting keeps your work clean and smudge free. Suitable for a wide range of drawing techniques, available in a carefully selected range of 72 rich and vibrant colours.
I didn’t choose the best paper to test them on, though they’re more like to be used in my BuJo than anywhere else, but the colours are vibrant, even on the creamy coloured Leuchtturm paper.
They do lay down well, with a gentle pressure, and they layer nicely.
What I do like is that they have quite a wide ‘barrel’, which makes it a lot more comfortable to hold than other coloured pencils; my old, slightly arthriticy fingers don’t like narrow barrels when I need to press hard. That’s why I tend towards water-based media or digital media these days; they keep my fingers happy and working.
The colour palette of the 24 set is actually nicely chosen, with plenty of my favourite colours.
I am very tempted to get the full set of 72, but I think I’ll wait for a little while.