Polychromos Artist Color Pencils – Faber-Castell

R45.00

Part of a unique colour-matching system that encompasses all Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Products, Polychromos Colored Pencils contain the highest-quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness. The buttery smooth colour lay down offered by Polychromos pencils can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights, and transitions. These vegetable oil-based pencils exhibit a richness of colour and smoothness without the ugly wax bloom that can develop with layering.

Product details

  • High-quality, acid-free pigments in bright colours, archival and unsurpassed lightfastness.
  • Soft, vibrant colour lay down, easy blending and layering.
  • Water-resistant and smudge-proof.
  • Thick 3.8 mm lead, 8mm diameter.
  • High break resistance due to the secure bonding process (SV).
  • Available in individual colours and various assorted sets.
  • Use on multiple surfaces.
  • Ideal for illustrators, Designers or Fine Artists.

 

Sold individually, sets of 12, 24, 36, 60 and 120, wooden sets of 120. 

 

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Colour Disclaimer. Actual colours may vary since every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours and everyone sees these colours differently. We cannot guarantee that the colour you see accurately portrays the true colour of the product.

 

For lightfastness view colour chart – the lightfast (LF) rating indicates the items resistance to fading, which has been tested under museum conditions.
Faber-Castell indicates lightfast ratings on the majority of their professional art materials with a star icon.

Star Ratings:
*** = Maximum lightfastness = 7 ,8 Blue Wool Scale
Maximum fade resistance (100 + years)
** = High lightfastness = 5, 6 Blue Wool Scale
Very good fade resistance
* = Reasonable lightfastness = 3, 4 Blue Wool Scale
Good fade resistance

 

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ImageFaber-Castell Pencil ColoursPriceStockQuantityAdd to Cart
Polychromos colour pencil, whiteWhite (101) - LF ***R45.0025 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, creamCream (102) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, ivoryIvory (103) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light yellow glazeLight Yellow Glaze (104) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light cadmium yellowLight Cadmium Yellow (105) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light chrome yellowLight Chrome Yellow (106) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cadmium yellowCadmium Yellow (107) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark cadmium yellowDark Cadmium Yellow (108) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark chrome yellowDark Chrome Yellow (109) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, phthalo bluePhthalo Blue (110) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cadmium orangeCadmium Orange (111) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, leaf greenLeaf Green (112) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, orange glazeOrange Glaze (113) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark cadmium orangeDark Cadmium Orange (115) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light cadmium redLight Cadmium Red (117) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, scarlet redScarlet Red (118) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light magentaLight Magenta (119) - LF *R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, ultramarineUltramarine (120) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, pale geranium lakePale Geranium Lake (121) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, fuchsiaFuchsia (123) - LF **R45.008 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos rose carmineRose Carmine (124) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, middle purple pinkMiddle Purple Pink (125) - LF **R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, permanent carminePermanent Carmine (126) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, pink carminePink Carmine (127) - LF **R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light purple pinkLight Purple Pink (128) - LF **R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, pink madder lakePink Madder Lake (129) - LF **R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, salmonSalmon (130) - LF ***R45.002 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, coralCoral (131) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, beige redBeige Red (132) - LF ***R45.0010 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, magentaMagenta (133) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, crimsonCrimson (134) - LF **R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light red-violetLight Red-violet (135) - LF **R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, purple violetPurple Violet (136) - LF **R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, blue violetBlue Violet (137) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, violetViolet (138) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light ultramarineLight Ultramarine (140) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Delft blueDelft Blue (141) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos madderMadder (142) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cobalt blueCobalt Blue (143) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cobalt blue-greenishCobalt Blue-greenish (144) - LF ***R45.001 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light phthalo blueLight Phthalo Blue (145) - LF **R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, skyblueSky Blue (146) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, bluish turquoiseBluish Turquoise (149) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, helioblue reddishHelioblue-reddish (151) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, middle phthalo blueMiddle Phthalo Blue (152) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cobalt turquoiseCobalt Turquoise (153) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light cobalt turquoiseLight Cobalt Turquoise (154) - LF **R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, helio turquoiseHelio Turquoise (155) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cobalt greenCobalt Green (156) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark indigoDark Indigo (157) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, deep cobalt greenDeep Cobalt Green (158) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Hooker´s greenHooker´s Green (159) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, manganese violetManganese Violet (160) - LF *R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, phthalo greenPhthalo Green (161) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light phthalo greenTrue Green (162) - LF **R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, emerald greenEmerald Green (163) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, juniper greenJuniper Green (165) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos grass greenGrass Green (166) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, permanent green olivePermanent Green Olive (167) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, earth green yellowishEarth Green Yellowish (168) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, caput mortuumCaput Mortuum (169) - LF ***R45.0013 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, may greenMay Green (170) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light greenLight Green (171) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, earth greenEarth Green (172) - LF ***R45.0012 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, olive green yellowishOlive Green Yellowish (173) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, chromium green opaqueChromium Green Opaque (174) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos dark sepiaDark Sepia (175) - LF ***R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Colour Pencil Polychromos Van Dyck brownVan Dyke Brown (176) - LF ***R45.002 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, walnut brownWalnut Brown (177) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, nougatNougat (178) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, bistreBistre (179) - LF **R45.001 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, raw umberRaw Umber (180) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Payne´s greyPayne´s Grey (181) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, brown ochreBrown Ochre (182) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, light yellow ochreLight Yellow Ochre (183) - LF **R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, dark Naples ochreDark Naples Ochre (184) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Naples yellowNaples Yellow (185) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, terracottaTerracotta (186) - LF ***R45.002 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, burnt ochreBurnt Ochre (187) - LF ***R45.002 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, sanguineSanguine (188) - LF ***R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, cinnamonCinnamon (189) - LF ***R45.0010 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Venetian redVenetian Red (190) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Pompeian redPompeian Red (191) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, India redIndian Red (192) - LF ***R45.0012 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, burnt carmineBurnt Carmine (193) - LF ***R45.007 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, red-violetRed-violet (194) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, blackBlack (199) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cadmium yellow lemonCadmium Yellow Lemon (205) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, middle cadmium redMiddle Cadmium Red (217) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, deep scarlet redDeep Scarlet Red (219) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, deep redDeep Red (223) - LF **R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark redDark Red (225) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, alizarin crimsonAlizarin Crimson (226) - LF **R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey ICold Grey I (230) - LF ***R45.001 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey IICold Grey II (231) - LF ***R45.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey IIICold Grey III (232) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey IVCold Grey IV (233) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey VCold Grey V (234) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, cold grey VICold Grey VI (235) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, Prussian bluePrussian Blue (246) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, indanthrene blueIndanthrene Blue (247) - LF ***R45.002 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, mauveMauve (249) - LF ***R45.0010 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos goldGold (250) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, silverSilver (251) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, copperCopper (252) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, caput mortuum violetCaput Mortuum Violet (263) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, dark phthalo greenDark Phthalo Green (264) - LF ***R45.008 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, permanent greenPermanent Green (266) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, pine greenPine Green (267) - LF ***R45.006 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, green goldGreen Gold (268) - LF ***R45.0013 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos warm grey IWarm Grey I (270) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, warm grey IIWarm Grey II (271) - LF ***R45.003 in Stock.
Colour Pencil Polychromos warm grey IIIWarm Grey III (272) - LF ***R45.009 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, warm grey IVWarm Grey IV (273) - LF ***R45.001 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, warm grey VWarm Grey V (274) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, warm grey VIWarm Grey VI (275) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, chrome oxide green fieryChrome Oxide Green Fiery (276) - LF ***R45.0013 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, chrome oxide greenChrome Oxide Green (278) - LF ***R45.004 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, burnt umberBurnt Umber (280) - LF ***R45.005 in Stock.
Polychromos colour pencil, burnt siennaBurnt Sienna (283) - LF ***R45.0011 in Stock.

The Polychromos artists’ colour pencils have extremely break-resistant leads that are both water-resistant and smudge-proof and suspended in an oil-based binder.

The leads are bound to a casing of Californian cedarwood with a secural bonding process (SV) to resist breakage while providing sharp, fine lines and permanent, rich colour. The pencils are pre-sharpened. The pencils have exceptional covering power, though it will also sharpen to a fine point for detailed work. The vivid colours and optimal paintability will impress, along with many other advantages valued by professional artists.

Every pencil contains a lightfastness (LF) (light resistance) rating, as follows:

  • *** very good (100+ years)
  •   ** good
  •     * reasonable

Examples of use:

A:  Blocks of rich colour: To create blocks of intense colour, hold the pencil in an almost vertical position and press down hard on the paper.

B:  Shading: To colour an area evenly, hold the pencil at a very shallow angle, and only press down lightly on the paper. The structure of the paper will be visible, while individual strokes will not.

C:  Hatching and crosshatching: Drawing many lines alongside each other will create an area of colour, which can be intensified by repeatedly overlaying lines at different angles.

D:  From light to dark: Light colours are transparent, while dark colours provide coverage. Superimposing layers of colour increase the brilliance and vividness of the colours.

E:  Brush painting: To create even areas of colour, paint over the strokes made with Polychromos artists’ colour pencils using a bristle brush and paraffin oil (baby oil or salad oil). Oil paints also dissolve the artists’ colour pencils, which is why they are often used to draw preparatory sketches for oil paintings. The lines subsequently dissolve when they are painted over.

F:  Painting onto coloured backgrounds: A coloured background can result in very attractive changes to the characters of colours.

G: Working on different surfaces: Polychromos colour pencils adhere to many rough surfaces, such as paper, cardboard, wood, stone, leather and metal.

Fixing  – Polychromos artists’ colour pencils are permanent, adhere firmly to their background, and do not require fixing. Fixing could cause lower layers of colour to bleed through to the surface.

 

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