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Oil-Based Colored Pencils

Oil-based colored pencils are made from pigments, solid oils and binders. Oil-based pencils usually have better lightfastness ratings than wax-based. Work done with oil-based pencils does not get wax bloom because the pigment cores are not made from wax. They are available in sets and open stock.

Faber Castell Polychromos

Faber Castell Polychromos

German-made Polychromos pencils are an oil-based pencil that has excellent lightfastness ratings and are extremely break-resistant. They hold a point well and are good for detail work or coverage. They blend well with layering, burnishing and blending with solvents. These pencils have a 3.8 mm lead and are encased in cedar wood with a bonding agent to make them resist breaking. A mid-range priced pencil, well worth the cost. Available in sets of 12, 24, 36, 60 and 120; open stock.

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Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils are German-made. A slightly thinner pencil, Rembrandt's have an oil-based pigment core that has excellent lightfastness ratings. They are softer than a Polychromos and blend exceptionally well. Available in sets of 12, 24, 36, and 72; open stock.

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