So a week and a half ago, this box of wonderfulness arrived on our doorstep – the full 76 set of Caran d’Ache Luminance Colour Pencils! 😀
I have been trying to order these pencils for a couple of months now, but they were sold out EVERYWHERE in Australia and far too expensive to buy from another country. 🙁 I was so sad at the thought of not having them until next year. But on a whim, I put my email down to be notified when PulpAddiction had them back in stock.
Two days later, I was notified that they were in! And about two hours after that, they were paid for and on their way! 😀
They only took a couple of days to get here, so I highly recommend PulpAddiction for Australian artists. 🙂 They’re in NSW but deliver all over the country.
My first artwork with Luminance colour pencils (not tired of saying the full name, lol), is finished but I can’t share it until next week because it’s a surprise for someone and they haven’t seen it yet. I am incredibly happy with it though! The pencils are so much better than anything I’ve tried before (and for the price they’d want to be! 😉 ).
The colours blend so well together and the colours themselves are gorgeous! And speaking of colours, this is how many I used in my first artwork.
You can’t see them all, but there are 48 from my Luminance colour pencils set and one black Polychromos by Faber-Castell. The Polychromos holds a really fine point a little better than the Luminance so it’s nice for fine details in eyes and things.
Another great thing about Luminance colour pencils is that you can buy them open stock (individually), so you can try a few before buying the full set or just add to your collection over time rather than a big expense all at once.
I absolutely adore these pencils and can’t wait to share what I’ve been able to do with them! I’ve already started another CP piece – a peacock! 😀 I’ll probably post some progress shots over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as I go (links are at the top and bottom of this page).
I really want to give a shout out the one I blame for getting me interested in colour pencils in the first place, Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art. 😉 If you’re not familiar with her, go look at her website now: Lachri Fine Art. And once you’ve been there, I highly recommend following her YouTube Channel. She uses a variety of media and includes oodles of artist tips in her videos that apply to all artists no matter your chosen medium.
She has a video review of Luminance pencils on their own and another video comparing them to Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Go have a look at them both if you’re considering buying some colour pencils.
On a side note, this is the very first video of Lisa’s that I saw. I had no idea the humble colour pencil was capable of such things but you can see why I was inspired to try them myself! 😀
Have you tried Luminance colour pencils? What do you think?