Thanks to Ariana’s Art my family received a complimentary set of artist quality colored pencils for the purposes of review.
Growing up I watched my mother draw and sketch photographs of family and friends and freehand sketches of her own creation. I have always been an awe of her creativity and skill with a pencil. Though I try I can’t seem to reach her level of dexterity or ease with a canvas or drawing pad. I have seen in my children though the artistic flare which evades me. Making sure they have the paper, paints and colored pencils necessary to create their imaginative projects is a must. It was in this endeavor when I discovered I have a love-hate relationship with colored pencils.
Years ago before I started my art classes in college I bought a set of colored pencils. I babied that set until my oldest was old enough to start drawing safely with a pencil. When this one was exhausted I purchased more colored pencils only to find that not all are created equal. The colors were not as vivid, the wood broke too easily when sharpening and they basically ended up getting eaten by the sharpener because the “lead” would snap within the pencil before it had even been sharpened.
This set from Ariana’s Art is different. It is made in China which for me is a disappointment. So far though the pencils are very bright, smooth to draw with and have not unexpected streaking when trying to blend and shade. Neither my children or I have had any of the breakage or brittleness problems with these pencils which we have had with other brands. At a cost of $48 for the brand new set which includes the black canvas carrying case, eraser and sharpener it is more a tool for adult coloring enthusiasts or artist who enjoy working with colored pencils. That being said, I’ve probably wasted that much money on the “cheap” sets that have been eaten by the sharpener and not been able to be used much at all. I protect this set from Ariana’s Art and don’t let the girls have free reign with it, but I do let them use it because it is so much less frustrating and such high quality.
- INCLUDES A STYLISH, STURDY CANVAS PENCIL CARRYING/STORAGE CASE, PLUS A SHARPENER & ERASER – You would ordinarily pay around $20 for these accessories alone. Yet they are included at no extra charge.
- WHILE CREATED FOR THE DEDICATED ARTIST, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS ARE FINDING THIS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THEIR ASPIRING ARTISTS! DRAWING PENCILS THAT ARE IDEAL FOR COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS! – Drawing pencils that have a soft core yet are LONG LASTING and will not constantly break and include a wide array of vibrant colors.
- THE COMFORT OF OUR UNIQUE TRIANGULAR SHAPE WILL ASTONISH YOU – You have never experienced such a comfortable drawing experience. Hours of drawing will seem like minutes.
- DON’T BE FOOLED BY LOWER QUALITY COLORED PENCILS CLAIMING TO BE ARTIST-QUALITY – This is the PREMIERE set you have been waiting for with deep, rich color pigmentation for smooth color saturation, layering and burnishing. This set will make you look good everywhere!
- THE ONLY COLORED PENCIL SET BACKED BY A LIFETIME NO-HASSLE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE! We would never offer this if the product weren’t absolute top quality!
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