World-known brand Prismacolor always can boast of an enviously large amount of interest towards its products. Usually, artists are more than familiar with the products from Prismacolor, and they are more than satisfied with their quality too. This time, Scholar colored pencils have the chance to take center stage. Consequently, WoWPencils, as usual, prepared a Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils review. Stay with us.
This sample is not supplied by the manufacturer with a wood case, however, these nice pencils come in a plastic case instead. The plastic case is quite rigid, so don’t worry, they will be in safety. In addition, it can serve as a stand for more comfortable usage. The case is transparent, thus all the items inside are easily seen, so there is no need to check constantly where a particular pencil is.
The case is made of clear plastic, and there is nothing redundant with only 2 stickers: one with the brand logo and one with information about pencils. The information sticker shows some art and who are they designed for in 2 languages (English and French) – for the aspiring artist.
Speaking about the pencil itself, it has a round wooden barrel with silver imprinting on it. The barrel is covered with the same colored paint that the lead is. The lead is well centered, but sometimes, there are some pencils with slightly shifted lead, thus sharpening the pencil reveals irregular edges.
There is a variety of pack sizes. Consequently, every user can choose what he or she wants, according to their requirements. The minimum size is 12 and 24 pieces, which would be nice for children. There are also packs of 48 and 60 – these would be nice for adults, and bigger packs of 288 and 576 pieces will please beginning artists. However, this distribution is not necessary, hence everyone can choose any pack to his or her taste.
Despite being not quite premium, the quality level of Prismacolors Scholar is much higher than the usual pencils for the mass market. The color variety allows users to make vivid and incredible art thanks to the pigments. The lead makes for soft gliding over paper, thus all drawing abilities are very decent, even compared to artist pencils.
However, in terms of lead softness, they are not considered to be the softest. Instead, they have a semi-hard texture, but they are applied wonderfully and mixing colors together works nicely. How Prismacolor achieves such effect is a huge secret. In terms of drawing techniques, particularly blending and layering, there might appear to be some difficulties. They do have a harder wax texture, which obstructs drawing technique performance.
The saturation of color applied on paper is irresistible. Prismacolor is a fan of bright and vivid colors, and this brand never spares pigments even for their lower segment of pencils. So, you can be sure that getting this set will never make you disappointed.
However, the lightfastness will throw some cold water on these pencils. The more the art is exposed to sunlight, the more dim the colors become. Unfortunately, this is a huge disadvantage of such pretty pencils.
Nevertheless, the other features will please users. For example, since the lead has a harder texture of wax than professional ones, these pencils resist even careless handling. They won’t break after being accidentally dropped on the floor or hit against something hard.
Taking into account everything mentioned above, it is difficult to resist the conclusion that these pencils would be a perfect fit for all types of drawing and users, including children, adults, and beginners.
Pros & Cons
It’s quite difficult to judge such products as Prismacolor. Lots of things indicate that the product awesome, and considering users’ attitude to this brand, it demonstrates that the product is a high quality. In addition, the manufacturer thinks about its customers and values their trust. However, all the products can’t the best, thus there are veridical advantages and disadvantages of Prismacolor Scholar.
- The colors are vivid
- The core is not fragile
- The case is rigid, and it also serves as a stand
- The lightfastness should be better
- The blending ability leaves much to be desired
Before releasing a new product to the market, manufacturers always supply sellers with a pricing policy in advance. This step is very important, otherwise the sellers can adjust the price according to their taste. Selling Prismacolor Scholar, sellers also follow such rules; consequently, the price will vary insignificantly.
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Summing up all the features of Prismacolor Scholar may seem a difficult challenge due to contradictory features. However, all the bad points are matched in full by the good ones. Consequently, the conclusion is very straightforward: the pencils are the best in their category. Their performance is worthy; in addition, their ability to resist hard pressure will be useful for beginners. Want more reviews about stationery products? Stay with WoWPencils.