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I've been using Derwent for a long time
On Feb 17, 2015 5:53 PM, "Maia Sanders" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I recently restocked my prismacolors to prepare for a series of
> CP illustrations, and in refreshing my color pencil skills I notice a
> significant reduction in quality, with many breakages, lead slipping from
> the casing, wood splintering when sharpening, etc- the only thing that
> hasn't changed for the worse is the working quality of the pencil.
>
> Researching for five minutes leads me to believe the quality has gone to
> the dogs ( no offense to dogs of quality!) since the product was sold and
> manufacturing moved to Mexico.
>
> Question is: what are people using for colored pencil these days? Are they
> just putting up with prismacolor or is there some better alternative? I
> know prismacolor are fairly inexpensive and able to restock easily. But the
> good price goes away when you have to sharpen a new pencil to 3" long to
> get a point on it.
>
> Thanks all,
>
> Maia
>
>
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