Coloured Pencils is a popular medium commonly used by artists . They are pencils that have a core of coloured pigment and protective casing made of wood. While standard pencils have a core of graphite and clay, a core of most of the colored pencils is made of wax, pigments, additives, and binding agents. Other colored pencils oil-based, water-soluble and some are even mechanical.
Let's watch the video below to see how coloured pencils are made.
Did You Know
- A single tree can produce the wood necessary for up to 300,000 colored pencil barrels which equals to over 8,000 average-sized sets.
- Coloured pencils are generally considered to have the longest shelf-life of nearly all artist medium. There are reports of coloured pencils being found that are nearly a hundred years old and still work perfectly fine.
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