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    US Art Supply Colored Pencil Review

    US Art Supply Colored Pencil Review

    I have always loved crafts and coloring. Most recently I have gotten into adult coloring books. As my daughter works on her homeschool work, I can sit at the table next to her and color. While I used to say that markers were my favorite medium, I have recently gotten more into colored pencils. I like that I can color in tiny designs more easily with a fine tip of a pencil. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review the 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add to my art supplies.

    Price

    The 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply currently retails for $6.96 on Amazon. Most other sets with the same amount colored pencils cost more, many significantly more. I would definitely purchase this set for the current retail value. I therefore rate the price of the US Art Supply extremely highly.

    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 1 US Art Supply Colored Pencils 2

    Design

    Produced with carefully selected high-quality pigments, the artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply offer crafters and artists a spectrum of vibrant rich hues and translucent pigments. The 50-piece set consists of wax-based colors with unique rendering qualities and a touch of colorful brilliance. The creamy consistency and easy color layering allows for vibrant blends and radiant temperatures. Each pencil comes with a color coordinated barrel that matches the pencil color. The set also comes with a reusable plastic case with handle that snaps closed.

    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 3 US Art Supply Colored Pencils 4

    Performance

    As soon as my 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply arrived at my door, I pulled out one of my adult coloring books and started coloring. With only the first few strokes, I found myself quite impressed. I had never really been a fan of colored pencils because I am not a huge fan of the ones that my daughter uses, which are made more specifically for children. With many other brands, I find myself pushing down hard on the pencil in order to get a good, even color. With the artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply, I do not have to push hard to create the color and texture that I want. The color comes across brightly even without pushing hard, but I can also make the hue bolder if I do push down. I can color for a long time with this set without getting a hand cramp.

    Coloring with the US Art Supply Colored Pencils 1 Coloring with the US Art Supply Colored Pencils 2

    Another reason that I had not been a fan of colored pencils is that sharpening many other brands of colored pencils is difficult. The wood tends to splinter in my manual pencil sharpener, and the tips like to snap off. However, I am more than happy to say that I have not had any problems sharpening these pencils. The wood shears away smoothly and without ripping or tearing in my inexpensive manual pencil sharpener. The tips become sharp but not brittle. The next time that my daughter needs colored pencils, I will buy this set for not. Not only is US Art Supply cheaper, but the pencils are higher quality as well.

    I previously reviewed the 36-count watercolor pencils from US Art Supply. With 36 colors, I was not left wanting for colors. Now with the 50-piece set, I am even more impressed with the rainbow available to me! As I am coloring in my adult coloring books, I have found every color that I want. I especially love the subtle variation between many of the colors. The earth tones are especially impress and offer me colors that I have not found in other sets in my art supply collection. You will find just about any color you need in this 50-count colored pencil set.

    Sharpening the US Art Supply Colored Pencils Picture Colored with US Art Supply Colored Pencils

    Final Verdict

    As a fan of adult coloring books, I have developed a new appreciation for colored pencils. The 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils from US Art Supply costs significantly less than most other brands with the same number of pencils. The wax-based colors offer crafters and artists a spectrum of vibrant rich hues and translucent pigments. The colors come across brightly even without pushing hard. The wood shears away smoothly and without ripping or tearing in my little pencil sharpener, so I rate this set extremely high in terms of ease-of-sharpening. If you are a fan of colored pencils, I highly recommend the US Art Supply 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils.

    Purchase the US Art Supply 50-piece set of artist-grade colored pencils on Amazon via my affiliate link.

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    US Art Supply Colored Pencil Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    US Art Supply Colored Pencils 4 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Coloring with the US Art Supply Colored Pencils 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Coloring with the US Art Supply Colored Pencils 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Sharpening the US Art Supply Colored Pencils © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Picture Colored with US Art Supply Colored Pencils © 2016 Heather Johnson

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