Wish I had time, energy and patience to draw every day at least 5 portraits or 20 sketches. I don’t have these, but I’ll never give up 🙂
1) Above are my colour pencils (sry ’bout the photo, I’ll change it later) from 4 brands. It doesn’t seems good enough but in live Faber-Castell Polychromos are way more the best (I bought them halfprise from a man who didn’t need them, so he advertised them in a drawing group in facebook).
The other 3 are cheap, it’s hard to draw with them (Crelando was in the starterkit which U can see in my post ‘Tools1’). Maybe Pelikan has got nice colours, but I had to draw with them with big effort. Faber-Castell is beautiful on the paper without effort and is soft.
I’ve heard that Derwent and Prismacolor are one of the best brands, too, but I didn’t try them, yet.
2) Here are my graphit pencils:
As we know ‘h‘ means hard, it looks lighter, ‘b‘ means soft, it’s darker on the paper (depends on the paper, too). The more ‘b’ is, the softer, the darker the pencil is (8b is more darker, than 2b).
On the pic we can see, that it depends on the brand, too. For example: the Stabilos are softer and darker than others. So it’s important to try our new pencils before we use them.
I’ll change the pic when I have time, and put more graphits on it, a pastel and a chacroal, too.
3) And these are the markers from the starterkit:
I don’t recommend them, they have too much water. It doesn’t seems on the pic, but they destruct this (technical drawing) paper. I’m gonna try them on other papers, too.