Happy weekend to everyone. It is a gorgeous sunny day, l have had a beautiful early morning walk and the oatmeal and raisin ice cream is churning as l type!
I had another color craving, you will not be surprised to hear that! So when l spotted the photo of this beautiful and very vibrant Malachite Kingfisher, well......you know l can't resist! And because it was sooo very bright l thought l would give my Luminance pencils a real test. I know you can see Polychromos and Supracolor in the photo, and l did use those, but for the most part l used Luminance for this piece. I think mainly because they seem to be a bit brighter than the other two brands.
It was interesting working with them, they do not hold such a fine point as the other two brands and so for really fine detail l did switch. The color lay down with these was really smooth and the little white bits in the paper covered over very quickly, they also layered very well on top of each other and l was able to apply several layers before l needed to blend.
l found the depth of the color built more quickly than the other brands too, which is also sometimes why l shy away from them, if l want to build the color slowly, as l often do. The truth is that l love all three brands that l use and all for different reasons. I think anyone wanting to switch from Prismacolor would love these as they also have the wax base and of course that smooth wax feel.
They have excellent light fast ratings, another good reason for choosing them, but they are expensive. If you love working in color pencils as l do, l would recommend trying a few for certain.
Whatever you are doing this weekend, have lots of fun and if you experiment with any new brands or have any favourite brands you think l should try, do let me know. I always love to hear what others are using.
Happy drawing to you all!
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