Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 2nd set

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Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

Here is the second set of pencils from Felissimo’s series of 500 colors.

Again, the packaging is impressive:

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

This month’s palette is hard to describe in a single word – the focus is on muted pinks, creams, pea greens, and mint greens. I was somehow expecting something like last month’s bright reds – perhaps another set of bright primaries, but also welcome this surprise.

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

I did try them out, and realized that the pencil pigments are much subtler than the lacquers on the pencil surfaces – matching 500 sets of pigments with 500 surface lacquers must be a significant part of the manufacturing challenge.

That ninth pencil, called Mrs. Parson, stands out in both surface lacquer and on paper.

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils

There were a few questions after last month’s post on the first set, and I recommend that those interested take a look at Felissimo’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page via the banner below. For example, on the issue of lightfastness, Felissimo state that a small sample of pencils have been tested, and all are 4/5 or 5/5 on the JIS lightfastness scale. JIS is the Japanese Industrial Standards section of the Japanese Standards Association. While probably insufficient data for professional artists, I think this speaks well about the pencils from the quality persective.

I can’t wait to see what the next 25 pencils look like!

See also:

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 1st set

One Reply to “Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 2nd set”

  1. Hi, I really liked all the information that are shown here. I am a big fan of pencils because I do sketching and drawings and I write on my journal using pencils. ^_^ Thank you very much, I am inspired now to use my pencil.

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