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Love the Durer but they are so soft that the students we have run through
them at really alarming rates, but maybe thats kids vs adults.  Durer was a
good compromise for us.

L

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
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> Hi Kathy and Happy Autumn Everyone!
> Get out there and enjoy the fantastic Autumn colors- drag out the
> watercolor pencils!!!!!
>
> I have a few Caran d'Arche pencils. So am not as familiar with that brand.
> I guess I'm happy with the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer's as a smooth,
> buttery, quick-disolving pigment. I like the Derwents (just plain, not
> inktense or graphitints) for their harder application.
>
> The thing I don't like about the 12-pack intro kits is that they put white
> and black in the kit. I guess the black is usable, but I don't use the
> white at all. But I'm sure there is a need for it somewhere.
>
> Only 12 favorites? Well, here's mine, based on the twelve shortest sticks
> in my kit:
> Faber Castell Albrecht Durer: Helio-blue Reddish 151, Walnut brown 177,
> Warm Gray 274, Burnt Ocre 187, Ultramarine-120, Venetian red-190, and
> Magenta ??.
> Derwent: Watercolour: Copper Beach61, Lemon Cadmium 2, Olive green, 51,
> Gunmetal 69, Golden Brown59, Terracotta 64, Crimson Lake 20.
> and
> Derwent: Graphitint; most all of them because they are earth-tones.
>
> Cheers,
> Linda
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> On Oct 1, 2014, at 12:59 PM, Kathleen Garness wrote:
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> You are all so inspiring! I need to spend more time with my W/C pencils.
>
> Kathy G
>
> PS: My recent series of colored pencil classes have gone swimmingly so
> far. But I would love to have your input: If you could only have 12 colors
> in your colored pencil field sketching kit, which colors and which brands
> would they be? Would you go with plain colored pencils or WC pencils or a
> combination? I just bought the three primaries in the Caran d'Arche and
> they're nice and all but are they really worth the 3X the money as the
> others? What do you think?
>
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> On Oct 1, 2014, at 1:43 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>
> When cruising the on line vendors, the Faber Castel Albrect Durer's were
> nearly twice as much as the Derwents (plain w/c pencils). I don't have the
>  luxury of walking in and selecting individual colors, so need to stick to
> a small assorted box of 12. I am tempted to include a few individual
> Albrect Durer pencils, but if I have to keep the price way down, then I
> feel the Derwents are perfectly satisfactory for beginners.
>
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