Well, happy Friday and l thought it would only be fair to share with you the final result of my test out of my new Schpirerr Farben pencils. This piece has been such fun to draw and l chose it especially because it would use plenty of the colors in the tin.
To be absolutely fair to these pencils, the drawing is completed using only these, l have not even resorted to my trusty Polychromos to sharpen the edges. Actually one of the best surprises with these pencils has been their ability to hold a point despite being so soft. I have used no blenders. The pencils themselves have done all the work. I like to do this because not everyone has access to the many, many pencils l have and if you are looking to buy only one set, you want to know what results you can get using only them.
These are such an affordable brand that l really wasn't expecting the great results that l got. For me the stand out feature is the vibrancy of the color right from the start. And the color doesn't leave pencil dust all over the place either. I was able to layer them really well and to mix new colors easily.
l would love to see more pale, pastel shades in the range and most of all l would love to see a lightfast rating, but for the price these are anyone beginning just can't go wrong with these. They offer a real viable alternative to Prismacolors without the Prismacolor problems. I didn't have any break when l sharpened them, they are definitely more long lived (l find my Prismacolors wear down fast), they don't spread color dust and l didn't find the same wax build up problems even though they have a very similar feel in use.
So yes, l am impressed and want to wish everyone behind Schpirerr Farben real success with their lovely product.