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CARAN D'ACHE Cardboard Box with 76 Assorted Colours +2 blenders

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This level of lightfastness was achieved by using the finest pigments and four synthetic waxes (30%). Their blenders are available as the 'Full Blender', which is a stick made purely of a colourless wax, and a pencil blender which is the same colourless wax encased in wood, and presented much like a coloured pencil.

Luminance coloured pencils - a closer look – Artnitso The 100 Luminance coloured pencils - a closer look – Artnitso

The selection of colour is subjective and the reviewer has chosen colour by looking at the physical coloured pencil swatches. Although the Luminance pencils may not keep their point as long to create very fine lines, like the harder oil-based brands like the Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, keeping them sharp whilst using certain techniques will help you achieve the fine detail regardless. For this portrait, I used the Burnt Sienna 10% (862) which has a cool pink tone, the Burnt Ochre 10% (872) a peach tone and the Burnt Ochre 10% (832) which has a warm, yellow hue and helps to add balance.I have also completed a review of these beautiful Caran D'ache Luminance pencils on my YouTube channelwhere I have conducted a few test's which are better witnessed, so if you are interested follow the link and watch the video. The image below shows that the expanded set of 100 pencils includes 5 blue-violet colour family pencils. In most cases, when people hang a beautiful work of art, it is because they want to admire it and so will place it in a well lit place during the day and perhaps a picture light for the evening.


When they launched their set of 24 new colours in July 2020, the writing was now white and much more legible. As you can see, the expanded Caran d’Ache Luminance range of coloured pencils is made up of a variety of colours and neutrals. The image below shows that the expanded coloured pencil set of 10 includes 7 orange-yellow colour family pencils.Caran d'Ache also sell colourless blenders to use alongside their pencil ranges which can be used with the Luminance range as well as other coloured pencil brands too. o’clock position, the image below shows that the coloured pencil range of 100 includes 4 red colour family pencils. Very few light blues have high lightfast ratings and it allows me to feel confident in the knowledge that a piece of artwork that I create using the Luminance pencils will have a lifespan of at least 100 years, even longer if the portrait is framed under protective glass.

Caran Dache Luminance Review — The Art Gear Guide Caran Dache Luminance Review — The Art Gear Guide

Like many companies, Caran d'Ache has adapted its pencils over the years, probably in response to feedback from users like yourself. In fact when I first purchased mine, I was so worried about using them, that it took almost a week to actually use them on a piece of art and even then I was handling them as if they had explosives attached to them.Using a slightly textured paper such as the Strathmore Bristol Vellum, offers stronger pigmentation and can achieve smoother transitions during blending.

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