Colored Pencil Info


Welcome to Colored Pencil Info! We are an online Colored Pencil information site. We provide information and color charts for artist quality colored pencils.
Interested in Holbein Colored Pencils? Please see the Holbein section for information about ordering open stock from Japan.

Faber-Castell has a new size available in their fabulous water-soluble pencils, the Albrecht Durer line. The pencils are called Magnus, because they are much larger in diameter than their regular line. The cores are 5.3 mm, which makes them great to cover a lot of paper fast, for example with a background. They come in 24 colors, open stock or in sets.

The amazing Robert, at Robax Engineering has created a new pencil stand for your pencil trays. If you want to stack more than 4 trays without having them tip over, this will allow you to do it! This one is all made of a lighterweight plastic, so it is much less expensive and lighter weight than the former wooden stand. The side tabs come off for easy transportation and storage.

We are in the process of redoing all of our color charts and updating information. Our color charts are hand made, using our own templates. They are done on Stonehenge paper. For most oil-based pencils, burnishing is done with a Lyra Rembrandt-Spender. For wax-based pencils, burnishing is done with a Prismacolor blender. For Water-Soluble pencils, blending is done with a damp (not wet) brush and water. See color charts for the type of colored pencil you are interested in by located it under the brand name to the left!

You can get sheet protectors in any office supply store. Slip your color charts into those, and organize in a 3-ring binder. This will keep your charts handy, and protected from light and cups of coffee!
Our ChartShop contains pdf downloads of out newest color charts, both blank and pre-colored! These are a few examples. Download links will be sent via email as soon as you order one. Please check your SPAM email if you did not get a link, and email us if there is an issue! We have the blank Chart ready for you to color for Prismacolors- 150 set and Inktense- 72 set. Also Caran d'Ache Pablos. If you buy them, you can post a small sample to write about them, but they are designed for your own personal use. Please do not re-distribute them or reproduct them, they are copyright protected.
Derwent Inktense 72 Color Chart

Check out the brand new stacking Pencil Trays that Robax Engineering made! Now you can get your Prismacolors out of the flimsy trays that you have to juggle all over the place, and onto your desk, where you can easily see and use them! These are great because each tray holds 30 pencils, and they stack in a manner that allows you to very easily see the tray that is below. Get 5 trays to hold all your Prismas, or 4 for a full set of Faber-Castells or Caran d'Ache Colored Pencils. While at Robax, check out their PalettePads! They are by far the very best drawing surface for colored pencils ever made!