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Information on the internet: Swiss precision isn’t just about watches anymore. Founded in Geneva in 1924, Caran d’Ache has earned a reputation for pencils, fine art products, and writing instruments of exceptional beauty and quality. Pablo Colored Pencils are no exception.
These precision-crafted artists’ colored pencils will delight anyone who appreciates the very best. Use them on paper, photographs — even wood! Their creamy, soft, water-resistant 3.7 mm leads offer exceptional covering power and superb lightfastness.
Ideal for shading, mixed media, and graded applications, Pablo Pencils can also be combined with Caran d’Ache Supracolor Aquarelle Pencils and Caran d’Ache Neocolor Crayons.
Available individually or in sets, Pablo Colored Pencils are pre-sharpened. The sets, which are packaged in sturdy, attractive tins, make wonderful gifts.
The Caran d’Ache Pablo comes in different packaging formats. I’ve got the box with 40 items. There are also boxes with 12, 18, 30, 80 and 120 items.
The pencils are also available separately, which is a plus I think. Because there will always be colours that are used more than others, and in that way you can purchase your favourite colours seperately.
I started colouring. First I coloured a little mandala from the one and only Mandala colouringbook for sending. The pencils coloured nicely on this paper. Because the pencils are soft, you will find that the colour issue is good, even with low pressure.
This went very well, so on to the next design. See whether this goes as well too. I now chose the Enige echte dikke dames colouringbook. This paper is very thin, and I was wondering how the pablo’s would colour on this. They coloured just fine on this paper. Again the colour issue was very good. I did adapt this design afterwards with a stumper and odorless turpentine. This in order to get it more even and because of the colourstripes that remained visible, much to my dislike. The odorless turpentine gives a nice, stripeless result and I think the pablo colours are very beautiful.
Finally I coloured a card from Glossy. I also adapted this card afterwards. This time I used the Derwent blender pen, and this also worked nicely on these pencils. The colours come out even better.
Conclusion : the Caran d’Ache pablo pencils are nice, soft pencils with bright colours. Even with low pressure they deliver enough colour. You can adapt the coloured parts well afterwards with a stumper and odorless turpentine or with a Derwent blender pen.
These pencils are amongst others available at Bol.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.