What are the best pencil crayons you can buy?
The easy answer is just to point to most popular and most expensive which are typically Prismacolor Premier. I bought the set for myself on sale for 140.00 several years ago and don’t regret. I do like the color choices and find the tips don’t break as much as other brands. On the downside I do find the vividness and pigmenting lacking. My favourite way to color is using watercolor pencils. If you are going to buy- buy the best you can afford. They last and last and you will likely only have to buy once. I find Watercolor pencils have intense vivid colors. I would take a cheap watercolor pencil over a midrange or an overpriced pencil crayon any day. As well as Prismacolor pencil crayons I own Caran d’Ache, DerWent and the ridiculously expensive but worth every penny SMALL set of Faber-Castel brand. Th best bang for my buck is for sure, Staedtler Watercolor Pencils . Drawing with Faber-Castel almost feels like your are creating with intensely colored hard silky molten butter. The Caran d’Ache are nice but not where near as good as Faber-Castel. If on a budget I would start with Staedtler Watercolor Pencils. They are reliable and hassle-free. I love the portability of pencil crayons however do about 70% of my adult/ zen coloring using markers.
I began coloring mandalas about 4 years ago. I have been looking for ways to add mindfulness to my life as well as my family. I have found almost everyone responds positively to adult coloring and I am sure we have inspired many people to take up this zen craft!