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Top 10 Best Colored Pencils to Buy Online in the Philippines 2020

Colored pencils” are enjoyed not only by children but also with adults, especially with the rising popularity of coloring books for adults. A lot of products are available now, from brands that are familiar to us like Faber Castell, to high-end brands like Derwen, Staedler or Prismacolor. Color variations from sets of 12 or 36, to the 72, some products can even give you a watercolor effect. Too many options that can be confusing at times.

We will compare the products, their reviews and prices available online, and show you the most recommended items in rank order. There are affordable ones with high quality, products that can be given as a gift, and a lot more. At the last part of the article, we will also show you the tips on effective coloring, hope you can use this as your reference in enjoying your illustration and coloring books.
  • Last updated: 12-06-2019
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How to Choose Colored Pencils in the Philippines – Buying Guide

First, we will explain to you the pointers in choosing colored pencils.

Oil-Based or Watercolor? Choose by Where You Use Them

There are two types of colored pencils: oil-based and watercolor. Each type has its own characteristic, so choose one depending on your needs.

Oil-Based: High Pigmentation, for Both Children’s and Adults’ Coloring Books

Oil-Based: High Pigmentation, for Both Children’s and Adults’ Coloring Books
Oil-based colored pencils are the most common colored pencils used by everyone. It contains colorant and wax for high pigmentation and can also repel water, making it visible even after you use watercolor on top of it. Also, they are relatively softer than watercolor pencils, for easier color layering.
The downside is you won’t be able to erase them with your usual eraser, but you can use a blur tool that is specifically made for colored pencils. The strength of oil-based colored pencils is that it can be enjoyed by kids to adults, and even professional artists, we highly recommend it to those who are looking for something that can be used by everyone in the house.

Watercolor: For Experienced Users with Blurring and Mixing Techniques

Watercolor: For Experienced Users with Blurring and Mixing Techniques
The best feature of watercolor pencils, or watercolor pencils is that it is water soluble, making it easier to blend. It doesn’t require a blurring tool like the oil-based ones, and you just need a wet watercolor brush, and you can make gradation with it. The lead is usually hard, it will let you draw fine lines as fine as a cat’s fur with it.
Some of you may think, “isn’t a watercolor enough?” but there are techniques that can only be used with watercolor pencils. It can have lower pigmentation than oil-based pencils, so we recommend it more to experienced users.

Use 36 Colors as Base, Add Colors as You Level Up

Use 36 Colors as Base, Add Colors as You Level Up
There are colored pencils with 12 colors, 24 colors, and there are products with 100 colors or more. It will be best to check your level and your needs, before choosing what to purchase. For a child’s coloring book, a 12-color set might be good enough, but for adults’ coloring book, it will be more convenient to choose a 36-color set in order to express subtle and delicate shades.
For sets that contain more than 36 colors, the case will become bigger and harder to bring along, and beginners might find it harder to distinguish one color from the other. For those who are planning to sketch outside and beginners in coloring, it will be best to choose 36 color set and if you find yourself looking for more color, then that is the time to make a purchase. Unless there are a lot of colors that you need and can’t find on your 36 color set, then it might be better to choose a product with more colors from the beginning.

Try Buying One First to Test Pigmentation and Lead Softness

Try Buying One First to Test Pigmentation and Lead Softness
Colored pencil leads are either “Hard”, “Medium”, and “Soft”. The hard ones have less pigmentation, but will let you draw the finest lines, so we recommend this for detailed coloring/sketching. The ones with soft lead, have high pigmentation great for coloring a wide area, though they tend to shed pigment powder. You need to keep in mind though, that these factors will be dependent on your pen pressure or coloring style, so the lead softness is just your guide.
Having said that, it will be best to test them out first before purchasing them, but it is rare to have colored pencils out for testing. If there are products sold separately, try buying just one and test them out before purchasing a set, to make sure it matches your style.

Products with Separately Sold Pencils for Convenience

Products with Separately Sold Pencils for Convenience
One problem with colored pencil sets is that some will become shorter than the others. There are brands that have separately sold items, you can buy just the color that you need.
You can buy from other brands too, but for those who find the small difference in pigmentation and lead softness uncomfortable, we suggest buying a set from a brand that sells individual colored pencils.

Top 10 Best Colored Pencils to Buy Online in the Philippines

We will now show you the top items in rank order. Keep in mind the pointers we discussed, and hope you could find the perfect item for you.

10. Arteza Woodless Pencils (Set of 24)

₱2,328

9. Cretacolor Artist Studio Professional Drawing Sets

₱4,077

8. Staedtler Noris Club Watercolour Pencils 36 Colours

₱1,380

7. Colleen 60 Colored Pencil Dual Ended

₱350

6. Crayola 30 Count Twistable Colored Pencils

₱690

5. Prismacolor Premier Col-Erase Colored Pencils

₱1,150

4. Faber-Castell Classic Colour Pencils 36 Colors Long

₱470

3. Derwent 72 Inktense Pencils

₱4,550

2. Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencil (Set of 24)

₱1,400

1. Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil (Set of 72)

₱2,200

Tips to Give Your Artwork Some Depth

Tips to Give Your Artwork Some Depth
If you want to express depth in your artworks, try combining and blending the lighter color and the darker color that serves as the shadow, and the color in between them. For example, if you want to color a leaf, color the entire leaf with yellow, color the veins and shadow with green, and use the color in between them little by little until you achieve the desired touch. The technique is to color them lightly. Make sure to avoid coloring too much at once, to avoid mistakes.
If you want to show a part that touches the light, you can also use an eraser afterward. Oil-based colored pencils can’t be erased by erasers, so use this as an advantage of giving your work a natural-looking shine. Hope you could try this out!

Summary

How was it? The products we showed you all have high reviews. Though you need to keep in mind that the way you write and color will hugely change how they work, and a lot of people use colored pencils for different purposes.
To make sure you won’t mess up, you need to check them out and try writing with them before purchasing. Enjoy a colorful life ahead!

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