Coloring has become one of my activity recently. From all of coloring book for adult, I like the one by Johanna Basford better than other authors. I was only using coloring pen at first, but there were times when I thought it would be nice to have coloring pencils especially for big drawings.
My hunting project for Staedtler Ergosoft has been failed. I’ve been looking for it in all book stores in Saigon but couldn’t find it. Even when I had a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, I didn’t find it there. Why did I want that specific type was because it was recommended at Johanna Basford’s website. I’m not an expert at this field so I thought wouldn’t hurt to follow suggestion. But I couldn’t find it in the end.
My curiousity of using coloring pencils was still pretty high, but I didn’t want to buy a bad one. I decided to look at local book store again and found one that was interesting. Marco Renoir fine art. I like the design of their pencils, and the reviews on web were not bad either, so I decided to buy it.
I bought the one with 48 colored pencils. Even the box is looking nice, eh?
There was a strong woody / paint smell when I opened the box for the first time. It’s a bit unpleasant to be honest. But it’s gone now as I often using the pencils.
I made this somekind-of-color chart from each one of the coloring pencils. As you can see the colors are nice, even the soft colors can be seen nicely. Mixing the color to make color gradation also easy to do. Once again, I’m not an expert on this so what I did was only simple color mixing.
This image I made using Marco Renoir fine art pencils and stabilo pen 68 point. What do you think?
In conclusion, I think this is a good coloring pencils. Recommended to buy. I bought this in Fahasa bookstore in Saigon for about 600k+ vnd if I remember correctly.