The human eye can detect more shades of
green than any other color.
Keep this in mind when selecting coloring products.
Make sure the set has many shades of green,
especially if your coloring books have many nature scenes.
After trying many different colored pencils,
I have finally chosen my top three:
This is the one of the top brands.
While these can be expensive, they are often discounted on
Amazon and the big box stores. Sam's carries a nice 36 set.
I have found sets for less than 50cents a pencil.
There are 5 different types of Prismas for different
coloring needs. I invested in this brand because the colors
match across the different types, very interchangeable.
a. Prisma Premier--artist quality, smooth and blendable
b. Prisma Scholar--a bit harder than Premier, but still very
smooth. Less expensive, great for travel.
Watch for these at the
back to school sales.
c. Prisma Watercolor--great for backgrounds and muted
colors, use with a blender pen or
water brush pen
d. Prisma Verithin--thin leads for detail coloring
e. Prisma Erasables--I have not tried these yet.
Be sure to purchase the Prisma sharpener, eraser and blending pencil. These sometimes come with the sets as a free add on.
Other sharpeners will just chew up the pencil--very frustrating.
These are fun pencils that are a blend of Prisma Premier and
Scholar. The pencils come in a great carrying case, perfect for
travel. It includes a sharpener. I also like that the pencils are
smaller around than some of the other brands. Purchase the
72 set to get the most variety. The company often sends
10-20% off coupon codes. www.colorit.com
For the price, these can't be beat. $6.00 for 72 at Walmart.
These are surprising smooth to color with.
The point also stays longer between sharpening.