I started colouring in July, this is what my stash of colouring books looks like now, I was very lucky at Christmas - it was definitely a colouring Christmas!!!
If you're colouring, I'm interested to know your preference in coloured pencils and markers. I prefer to colour with pencils but some pages just call for markers, really, just about every page in the "Fantastic Cities" page does, as the images are so small.
I started out with a small box of Hilroy pencils, I quickly knew that would never be enough, I bought a small box of Crayola, then moved on to the big Crayola box. I was happy with the array or colours but as I coloured more, the leads started to break, sharpening was really doing a number on them. At this point, I probably would not buy any more Crayola.
I was hoping for something better for Christmas, I wasn't disappointed.
My husband secretly picked up the box of Sargent pencils the last time we were in the US at Hobby Lobby, I really like these pencils, there are 56 different colours, there are so many extras in this box which is great. I also received a metallic box of Faber Castell pencils, I like the way these ones colour too. My son gave me Prismacolor Premier pencils they are beautiful, they glide along the page, the colours are vibrant, I love them! I might be spoiled!!
My first package of markers came from Dollarama, they're not bad at all, I had one dry up, maybe the cover wasn't on tightly, and one tip break off. So, I thought I had to have more colours, I bought this box of Maped markers at Staples, not good - I couldn't even finish a flower and the marker was dried up, it happened to me twice, I haven't used them much since - I don't want to ruin another page. Do you use markers and what kind?
Storing your pencils is another problem - where to put them for easy access. My husband bought this art box at a yard sale or thrift shop, he made slots for my pencils and now I have a really nice storage box. It opens up on top too so I can keep extra paper in there to put between the pages. I love it!!
This page I did with the Prismacolor pencils, in the Animal Kingdom book.
Another page from the Animal Kingdom book, done with the Sargent pencils. I really like this book and any book that has thick pages is my favourite!