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Old 06-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #2983
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OHmygoodness, we NEVER get tired of talking about pencils!

I sooooooooo agree with Jessica about the Cra-Z-Art pencils.... I actually bought a set just out of curiosity and the kids don't even like them! LOL.. They are a scholastic grade pencil, and the wood is very poor quality. Nice color range, and they're inexpensive as a starter set... but definitely not artist quality.

I think what I like about the harder lead of the Polys is that they allow you to layer lots of colors with a lighter hand. I DO miss my Prismas though... we are going to have a happy reunion in 5 more weeks!! It always strikes me funny that I am on a marker DT when I prefer pencils and watercoloring... but whatever. I have never had blending issues with the Mexico pencils - the only problem I've had was a pencil with a loose lead (the whole lead pulled out). While you're waiting for them, find yourself an electric or battery-operated pencil sharpener, because Prismacolors do not come sharpened, and you will strain all your coloring muscles if you have to sharpen them all by hand.
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