Why I changed to Faber-Castell Polychromos

Happy Monday. I hope you’re having a great day today and the new year is treating you well. I wanted to let you know about my recent colouring purchase – I’m very excited!

I started colouring shortly after Luke was born and I’ve been working my way through the Secret Garden book. You can see my first attempt at colouring here. It’s been very relaxing to do when I can steal snippets of time whilst Luke’s napping.

When I started out I bought some Staedtler ergosoft pencils and I really like them but I don’t find them very easy to blend. They are still good pencils but I like to layer at least 3 colours and I find it quite hard to create a nice blend. I manage it sometimes but for me it’s quite an effort to work the colour onto the paper.

So I thought I’d do a bit of research and see what everyone thinks about alternative colouring pencil brands. There’s actually quite a few good ones to choose from but Faber-Castell Polychromos seemed to be a firm favourite amongst the colouring and the wider art community. Here they are in all their pencil glory! They are definitely very blendable which puts a nice big tick in that box. I went for the 36 pencil tin and I’ll probably add some single colours later on.

What do you colour with?

Faber Castell Polychromos Colouring Pencils

This is not a sponsored post and I purchased the colouring book and both sets of pencils myself.

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