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Prismacolor VERITHIN SETS - SET OF 24 Colored Pencils
- Hard, thin cores can be sharpened to a fine point
- Ideal for outlining, detailing, and lettering
- High-quality pigments deliver rich color saturation
- Set of 24
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For over 75 years Prismacolor has set the standard for art products of unrivaled quality. Using only the finest materials and collaborating directly with artists to anticipate evolving needs, the Prismacolor portfolio has the tools artists need to flawlessly complete every project. From colored pencils to art markers and pastels, Prismacolor helps artists express their limitless imaginations.
Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils, 24 Pack
Artist Quality Colored Pencils
Sketch intricate details, defined lines and crisp edges with Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils. Inside the box you’ll find 24 colored pencils featuring thin, hardened cores that sharpen to an ultrafine point and resist crumbling, making them the artist’s choice for details and lettering. At the same time, Prismacolor art pencils feature pigments of unrivaled quality and richness. This empowers you to craft pieces with elements that are both precise and intense.
- Thin cores are ideal for details and edges
- Hardened leads sharpen to a fine point and resist crumbling
- Richly saturated pigments
- 24 vibrant colors
Sharpens to a Fine Point
Strong cores are engineered to resist crumbling when sharpened to a precision point.
Precise, Intense Details
Effortlessly sketch meticulous details packed with vivid, lasting pigments that never get lost on the page.
With 24 crisp colors to choose from, you’ll have the right one to bring your illustration together.
Adults Love Coloring Books
Enjoy hours of calming and creative fun with a set of adult coloring book pencils that help you fill in every detail with precisely the right color.
See What's Inside:
One each of: Lemon Yellow – VT735-1/2, Canary Yellow – VT735, Orange – VT737, Poppy Red – VT744, Crimson Red – VT745, Magenta – VT759, Process Red – VT743-1/2, Light Peach – VT757, Dahlia, Purple – VT752, Parma Violet – VT742-1/2, Violet – VT742, Ultramarine – VT740, Peacock Blue – VT740-1/2, Indigo Blue – VT741, Peacock Green – VT739, Terra Cotta – VT745-1/2, Tuscan Red – VT746-1/2, Dark Brown – VT746, Warm Grey – VT734-1/2, White – VT734 and Black – VT747 coloring pencils.
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|Good for Shading||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Total Available Colors||150||36||48||36||48||60|
|Recommended Uses||Blending and shading||Sharp details||Thick color laydown and layering||Unique textures and effects||Traveling or use as a starter kit||Developing artists, school projects|
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When you buy this you should also buy a Prismacolor blender pencil, or odorless mineral spirit. Those will make your drawings even more vibrant. I have to say these pencils re-ignited my love for drawing.
I use these with Sakura Micron Pigma drawing pens and Moleskine notebook.
These are HARD leaded pencils, as advertised. Be careful with your paper, as these will hold a point sharp enough to tear it. I recommend having a hard surface beneath your paper, etc. when coloring with these, a soft layer underneath will cause 'drag' and allow more punctures or tiny rips in your paper. I have already used these with the teeny tiny border around the pics in a coloring book from Dover, which had some very small, intricate design elements. Results were excellent!
You may wish, once you try these, for more matching colors than are available, but many of these are chosen to cover a specific color 'group', such as orange-reds, crimson reds, blue-violets, bright greens, etc. Included with the colors are white, a light gray and black. THESE ARE NOT PRESHARPENED. If you prefer not to have this chore to do when your pencils arrive, you'll have to pay more for pre-sharpened Verithins.
This package turns into a nice, very well-designed 'easel' for ease of choosing pencils. Be sure to open the cardboard package carefully the first time as the easel feature will be ruined if you rip the bottom tab or mangle the perforation which runs across the front and at an angle up the sides of the package. If you haven't opened this sort of case/easel before, it's easiest to slide the interior holder with pencils out of the bottom of the package entirely, then open the outer package along perforation, make sure easel feature is sturdy enough to hold upright...then carefully slide the interior case with pencils back inside. Some find this a silly or inconvenient annoyance, but having my pencils displayed point up without having to unpack or repackage them each time I use them is a plus.
The barrel of the Verithin is hexagonal, which is billed as a no-roll feature, and has the location of manufacture (Mexico), color # & color name stamped into the barrel in English and French. There are several color numbers featuring a 1/2 after the digits. I'm not sure why, but those colors tend to be matches for several colors, rather than an exact match for just one color. All in all, an excellent buy.
UPDATE 3/20/2013: Since I bought this package of Verithins I've been very happy with them. I really do wish I had a larger color selection, however. If the price per pencil is comparable, I recommend going straight to the 36 set, or whatever the total number of colors made for the Verithin line happens to be. These pencils are VERY useful and hold their points seemingly forever (as compared to regular 'soft core" Prismacolors. There is one small issue I wanted to mention, though it isn't a deal breaker, for sure! I tend to use more pressure than needed with my colored pencils - or any pencils, for that matter! When I apply too much pressure with the Verithin pencil, it doesn't snap the point (very good!) but it can wear through the paper (depending on quality and type, of course) in only one or two layers, which limits blending, erasing, etc., which I feel are important functions any colored pencil, hard or soft. I've learned to use them more delicately, and read an online excerpt from an art instruction book (whose name I've forgotten, so sorry!) which recommended less pressure, more layers. Seemed good in principle. It works - no more ripped pages if I am careful and patient - but it does increase the amount of time spent in adding color to some relatively small areas.
Sharpening: The Verithin Prismacolor pencil is smaller in circumference than their soft core colored pencil, and can be sharpened in a regular #2 type pencil sharpener. I recommend a manual sharpener, even for the first, tedious sharpening of the pencil. A battery/electric sharpener would obviously be of great use the first time you sharpen the Verithin pencil, but if it drags or warps or causes the lead to 'bend' inside the pencil ("no - break" coatings aside), you will find yourself with 1/4 to 1/2 inch bits of colored pencil lead falling out repeatedly with future sharpenings. A regular hand-held sharpener, anything from the most basic metal blade in a metal or plastic housing to brand specific sharpeners will work for the Verithin pencils. My preferred sharpener for my Prismacolor pencils is the Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener which has two blades specifically designed for Prismacolor pencils - one for the thicker soft-core premiers, the other for the Verithin or graphite pencils they make. A great second choice is the Trio sharpener by Faber-Castell, made in Germany. Not only does it work extremely well on Faber pencils, but on every other kind of pencil I've tried in it! The Faber Castell Trio Sharpener is a nifty little piece of superb engineering & design, and being made in Germany, is precise, VERY sharp & consistent. (I've reviewed it here on amazon, for more info)
All in all, I am happy with my purchase of Verithin and stick to my 5 star rating. I do wish Prismacolor had a woodless pencil design such as Derwent's Aquatone (that's a watercolor woodless pencil) or Koh-i-noor's fantastic Progresso line, which are oil-based woodless pencils, regular or water-soluble. The "Art Stix" Prismacolor offers simply don't appeal to me for a variety of reasons, foremost that I can't sharpen it like a pencil. Until then, Verithin is your best bet for fine detail work in colors matching Prismacolor's other quality pencil types.
An Enthusiastic Colorist in TX