Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 785 vs No. 787 Showdown!

Hi peeps! I did a little comparison between Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 785 and No. 787 (because my sister kept asking me what are the difference between these two sets). 

To my untrained and unprofessional eyes, there are 47 colour repeats in both sets. 

There are two very confusing colours that looked almost similar in shade to each other when compared.
No. 73 and No. 3 was very similar to Red.
Light Blue Green and Cerulean Blue looked the same as No. 42.

There are also some unique colours exclusive to each set.

I hope this comparison will be a little help to those trying to decide which set to purchase. Have a nice day peeps! ( ^_^ )

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 787 Review

I finally got my hands on Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 787! My sisters and I went a little crazy online and the three of us bought one set each. ( >x< )

This set of colours comes in a cardboard box packaging just like it's sister Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 785. There are 30 hexagonal shaped pencils with dual tips for each one. The pencils came unsharpened just like No. 785. Instead of names of the colours, this set has numbers as colour codes stamped on the left side of the pencil with the first numbers indicates the colour on the left side and the second number for the right side.

The leads on this set are the same as it's sister which makes me quite happy about it since it does not break easily and sharpening them is not a task I dread (except sharpening all 60 tips in one shot!).

These pencil colours are just as good as Colleen No. 785. They glide easily across the paper and blends really well. There are 6 neon colours in this set. I did notice that the lead for the 6 neon pencils are a bit softer and tend to crumble a little when pressured, but still acceptable to me.

The swatches for each side:

In conclusion, I am happy with this set as I am happy with my first Colleen. I would definitely recommend these colour pencils for those colouring fans out there. ( ^_^ )

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 785 Review

Hi peeps! I had been sleeping far too long from blogging my reviews. Kind of hectic with my little one at home plus commuting like mad all the time does limit my online time. Hopefully things will pick up soon. ( ^_^ )

I had been bitten by the colouring books for adults bug!! And comes with that is the fever of purchasing.. yup, you guessed it! Colour pencils!! Lots and lots of it! ("^.^ ) So for my comeback entry, I will be doing a short review on Colleen 60 Coloured Pencils No. 785.

This set of colour pencils comes in a box. It is actually 30 dual tipped round shaped pencils with each pencil made out of two colours resulting in 60 colours. The pencils came unsharpened. The names of each colour is stamped on each side of the pencils. The pencils were easy to sharpen and I did not get any broken leads whilst sharpening them. Very very happy about that! Nevertheless, sharpening 60 tips of pencils with a little hyper 3 year old is quite some work, I tell you.

Colouring with these are a breeze. The leads are soft and glides easily on paper. The colours are pigmented and they blend quite well too. Even though the leads felt soft as you colour, they do not break easily though except if you sharpen them to a very pointy point, then you might get the normal crumbly tips as you put your pencil to paper.

Here are the swatches of each sides of the colour pencils.

All in all, I am satistified with this set of colours I've got and I might try the neon ones too! ( ^_^ )

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...