12 best sets of watercolor pencils

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Man always painted, as evidenced by the ancient cave Images. Love for this creativity is inherent in us from birth. No wonder the most interesting activity for a child is precisely Painting. Most popular imaging tool pencils are considered. They were invented in the 20s of the XIX century, and today they are used by professional artists, and children, and just lovers to transfer their emotions to paper.

Watercolor pencils do not differ in appearance from ordinary ones. They made of wood, sharpened with a sharpener, erased with an eraser. The difference lies in the different compositions of the stylus. Ordinary pencils it is made from a fatty base coloring pigment and a binder. In watercolor – from pressed powder and binder component. Due to the special technology for the production of lead very durable, it does not break and does not crumble, but the pattern looks as if created by paints. To get such an image you need just moisten the lead with water and draw clear or blurry lines, overflows or stains or use a brush for this.

The experts of our magazine compiled a rating in which selected the best sets of watercolor pencils and according to professional artists, and reviews of ordinary lovers paint.

Rating of the best watercolor pencils

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best watercolor pencils 1 Art set with watercolor pencils ALBRECHT DURER, 120 pcs 24 600 rub.
2 DERWENT INKTENSE 72 COLORS 2301843 6 290 rub.
3 FABER-CASTELL GOLDFABER AQUA 48 COLORS 3 229 rub.
4 Wax watercolor pencils Lyra Aquacolor 24 colors 2 237 rub.
5 STABILO WOODY 3 IN 1 10 COLORS + SHARPENER 2 889 rub.
6 GIOTTO SCAT METALLO 36 PCS 1 919 rub.
7 STAEDTLER NORIS CLUB WITH BRUSH 36 COLORS 859 rub
8 STAEDTLER ERGOSOFT 24 COLORS 1 659 rub.
9 MONDELUZ, 36 CV 828 rub
10 Artberry jumbo 450 rub
11 MILAN 431,24 COLORS 517 r
12 ERICH KRAUSE 24 PC 323 rub

Art set with watercolor pencils ALBRECHT DURER, 120 pcs

Rating: 4.9

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The first place is taken by a professional set, which will become a luxurious gift and allow you to create different images in dry or wet painting technique. Watercolor pencils bear a name famous German artist Albrecht Dürer, and according to users are well deserved. They are made of materials premium quality: bright coloring pigments, binder substance and durable wooden case.

The palette is represented by 120 colors. More than half of the pencils have the highest degree of light fastness, due to which the images persist for over 100 years. Stylus 3.8 mm. It does not break does not crumble, is well sharpened. Increased color pigments allow you to achieve expressive shades. Pencil case made of stained wood of the highest quality.

According to buyers, this is one of the best presented at the current market for sets that contains a large number pencils for creating pictures in various techniques. Special binder prevents crumbling and splitting in case of fall. The hexagonal shape of the pencils is comfortable when working. Elegant packaging is not only convenient for storage, but also causes aesthetic enjoyment.

Advantages

  • premium materials;
  • unique binder component;
  • wide palette of shades;
  • high level of light fastness;
  • exclusive packaging.

disadvantages

  • high price – about 30,000 rubles.

Derwent Inktense 72 colors 2301843

Rating: 4.8

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The second place ranking is a set of watercolor pencils famous brand from the UK. It consists of 72 series colors Derwent Inktense Pencils. Pencils can be used and how ordinary, and like watercolor. A feature of this kit is that that when using the wet painting technique after drying pattern to blur it again will not work. Image becomes resistant to moisture and abrasion, so pencils are often used for painting various fabrics.

Stylus diameter 4 mm. Special component ties tightly together coloring pigments, so it does not crumble and does not break when hit about hard surface. Each pencil is marked with a number and the name of the color as well as the visual designation at the bottom corps.

They are packed in a metal box that protects them. from external influences, so the set is convenient not only to store, but and transport without fear of damaging the contents, and it can also become a perfect gift for an adult or child for amateur or professional drawing. Many noted that Derwent Inktense is an example of an optimal combination of price and quality and gave him the highest rating.

Advantages

  • wide color palette;
  • ink effect;
  • image stability;
  • used on silk, cotton and other fabrics;
  • convenient storage.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Faber-Castell Goldfaber Aqua 48 colors

Rating: 4.8

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Third place ranking goes to German watercolor pencils production. They are suitable for both amateurs and professionals. In the set 48 colors. The increased content of coloring pigment allows create various drawings in both dry and blurry technique painting. The main difference between pencils is a soft lead 3.3 mm, which makes it possible to experiment with mixing shades. He does not scratch the paper, evenly lays down, easy Feathers.

Pencils have the highest level of durability, so images Do not fade in the sun or under indoor lighting. The hexagonal case is made of premium wood. Color visualization is due to the applied paint layer, corresponding to the tone of the pencil. Metal box tight closes, preventing accidental opening during storage or transportation.

Users noted that, despite being soft, the stylus did not crumbles, sharpened to a sharp tip. With pencils smooth transitions, blurry images and any other drawings in various painting techniques. Unambiguous assessment experts and buyers – excellent.

Advantages

  • optimal selection of shades;
  • soft lead for better application;
  • high degree of light fastness;
  • convenient form of the case;
  • metal box for storage.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Wax watercolor pencils Lyra Aquacolor 24 colors

Rating: 4.8

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In fourth place in the ranking – pencils brand from Germany Lyra. Distinctive feature: they are made of high quality, environmentally friendly wax that is resistant to destruction, not crumbles, has a dense texture. The set will be a great gift young painter or experienced artist. Crayons can be used. like ordinary pencils, but you can create a drawing in watercolor technique, walking through the image with a wet brush. They are completely correspond to high professional requirements.

The set includes 24 shades. Stylus 9.5 mm thick. He’s good whetted, does not crumble. Pencil length 90 mm. The shape is round. They packed in a metal case, which is tightly fixed, preventing arbitrary opening, and easy to open. Its bright design pleases the eye and gives aesthetic pleasure creative person.

According to reviews, wax crayons convey shades well, with time they do not fade and do not fade. You can use them perform a variety of drawings using several technologies application. Watercolor pencils lie comfortably in your hand.

Advantages

  • environmentally friendly materials;
  • water-soluble wax of the highest grade;
  • well-chosen palette of shades;
  • high degree of light fastness;
  • Convenient packaging for storage and transportation.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Stabilo Woody 3 in 1, 10 colors

Rating: 4.7

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The Stabilo kit will become a universal tool for lovers and professionals, because with it you can create images in several techniques. Woody 3 in 1 can be used as color pencils, wax crayons or watercolor paints. Super fat stylus allows you to cover a large area of ​​the surface. Its diameter 10 mm. It is made of durable water-soluble wax, which is not crumbles, does not collapse when falling, perfectly sharpens.

Intense coloring pigmentation provides excellent result on all types of materials, including glass. On the dark paper images are intense and bright, you can also achieve interesting unusual effects. The body is made of wood High Quality. Its color corresponds to the shade of the rod.

Many users have appreciated the kit, its multifunctionality included in the sharpener set for thick pencils. They fit comfortably in both the adult and children’s hands, ideal for coloring and making pencil, wax or watercolor drawing technique.

Advantages

  • high-quality, safe materials;
  • 3 in 1: pencils, paints, crayons;
  • high color rendering;
  • for any smooth surfaces;
  • comfortable shape;
  • sharpener included.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Giotto Scat Metallo 36 pcs

Rating: 4.7

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Further, a set was included in the rating, in which colors were correctly selected. There are 36 of them. Watercolor pencils are made from highly concentrated coloring pigments and unique in composition binder component. The body is made of durable, certified wood. The stylus diameter is 3.3 mm. He is easy and it is economically sharpened, at the same time it does not break, it is steady against blows about hard surface.

Pencils are used in dry and watercolor techniques. Images are bright, do not fade in the sun over time or under artificial lighting. The packaging is metal a case that locks securely and opens quickly. He has special notches that prevent the destruction of the stylus during transportation.

In addition to personalizing the color on the case on the inside lid is an image and the numbers present in the set shades. According to reviews, pencils provide a soft application. surface pattern and perfect blur with water. They are convenient for work. The packaging has a bright attractive design, so the set can be a good gift for both young and professional to the artist.

Advantages

  • a palette of 24 shades;
  • enhanced color rendering;
  • convenient hexagonal shape;
  • metal case for comfortable storage;
  • body color corresponds to the shade of the stylus.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Staedtler Noris Club with tassel 36 colors

Rating: 4.7

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A decent ranking line is occupied by a watercolor set, intended for a children’s audience. It is widely used for coloring in kindergartens and drawing in schools or art studios. Hexagonal pencils fit comfortably in the baby’s hand and help create images in both dry and watercolor technicians. The set is presented in 36 different shades, also in It included a brush to blur the picture with water.

The case is made of natural wood. Special stylus durability. It is additionally protected by a white layer made according to anti breakage system technology. This completely eliminates the risk. destruction upon impact on the floor, as well as crushing and contributes to economical sharpening.

Parents noted that the set, although it is quite high cost (about 900 rubles), it is fully justified by quality goods. The palette contains the most popular colors, which when desire mix well with each other. Additionally, do not purchase a brush, as it is already included in the package and equipped with a protective cap. Thanks to saturated pigments, baby happy to be creative. Bright packaging is another plus for children’s perception.

Advantages

  • safe materials;
  • wide range of colors;
  • additional stylus protection;
  • brush in a set;
  • comfortable shape for a child’s hand.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Staedtler Ergosoft 24 colors

Rating: 4.6

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The set from Germany was appreciated by both amateurs and experienced artists. With 24 shades you can achieve excellent results with dry technology, and also wash with water or apply a watercolor drawing. Pencils have an unusual trihedral shape that creates comfortable conditions for creativity. The outer shell is made of natural tree.

The lead contains highly concentrated pigments that even After shading, they retain the intensity of the shade. He is very durable it is sharpened without problems, it is steady against blows at falling. Feature A set is its convenient plastic packaging. She has transparent holes through which you can visualize the color of the pencil. At opening it becomes a table stand.

According to reviews, the watercolor set is correctly assembled by color composition. Pencils are very comfortable, they slide well on surface, gently lie on it. Storage stand rated by all users: both adults and children. Plastic case shockproof, therefore pencils without risk of destruction can carry or carry in a school bag.

Advantages

  • large gamut of shades;
  • quality harmless materials;
  • bright intense colors;
  • super durable stylus;
  • Convenient packaging stand.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

MONDELUZ, 36 colors

Rating: 4.6

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The rating includes a set of the Czech brand Koh-i-Noor, consisting of 36 pencils with intensely pigmented colors that give an opportunity to realize any fantasies on paper in dry or wet application technique. They gently lie down, easily shade and blurred. The case is made of natural cedar wood. It is very durable, resistant to any external influences. Covered transparent varnish, the outer part is additionally protected from damage.

Stylus thickness 3.8 mm, rod length 175 mm. Pencil shape promotes comfortable use even with prolonged use. The stylus is resistant to shock, does not crumble, does not break when sharpening.

Users rated the quality of the product. They highlighted saturated shades of pencils, their high light fastness. Many liked Gold-embossed appearance on the case. Moms toddlers highlighted that the stylus does not collapse even with numerous drops, the color softly lays down on a paper, not demanding special efforts. The pencils made of non-toxic materials, therefore absolutely safe for the health of the child.

Advantages

  • large gamut of colors;
  • from quality raw materials;
  • bright shades even after blurring;
  • ergonomic shape;
  • resistant to mechanical stress.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Artberry Jumbo 12 Colors Jumbo with Sharpener and Tassel

Rating: 4.5

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An excellent set for children’s creativity, we included in our rating the best watercolor pencils. 12 saturated colors allow colorize images, create drawings in dry technique or blurry. The kit contains everything you need for a comfortable use. It has a shading brush and a sharpener for pencils. The trihedral shape is convenient for a child’s hand, therefore the child does not get tired and enjoys creative work.

The shell is made of certified wood, which it is covered with several layers of varnish, which provides an ideal surface smoothness. The stylus is gently spread on paper, not requiring effort and tension. It does not crumble, does not break when falling on a hard surface, sharpened without breakage, which increases pencil service life.

Parents gave the highest score to the set, which is completely complies with safety requirements. The composition contains increased the concentration of color pigments that intensively impose shade on paper. Erich Krause pencils are acceptable cost, therefore available to many buyers.

Advantages

  • the optimal number of shades;
  • good color rendering;
  • ergonomic shape for a children’s hand;
  • brush and sharpener included;
  • resistance to blows.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Milan 431, 24 colors

Rating: 4.5

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The set included in the rating is intended for children’s creativity. It includes 24 pencils of bright colors, which are beautiful mixed together to get new, interesting tones. They softly lay down and easily shade. With the help of brush set, you can create paintings in watercolor application. Pencils are made of environmentally friendly materials and comply with European safety and hygiene standards.

The body is made of wood and coated for smoothness. several layers of paint and clear varnish. Applied to The surface shade exactly matches the tone of the stylus. He is economical Sharpened, resistant to falls, does not crumble. Inside the cardboard the packaging is a special plastic pencil tray, which adds convenience to use, storage and transportation.

According to reviews, the set is actively used in schools and art workshops. It consists of bright shades that accurately transferred to paper. When applied to a wet surface It turns out an interesting picture. Many felt that quality The set exactly matches its value.

Advantages

  • good selection of colors;
  • easy to sharpen;
  • brush with protective cover included;
  • damage resistant lead;
  • convenient box.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Erich Krause 24 pcs

Rating: 4.5

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Completes the rating is another product of the famous brand Erich Krause. It is intended for preschool children, only Beginners to get acquainted with the basics of drawing. In a set of 24 pencils the most popular shades, when mixed, you can get even more interesting, saturated colors. For watercolor a brush is provided, which after use closes with a protective cap.

The shell is made of environmentally friendly, natural wood. Hexagonal shape provides a high level comfort at work. The stylus has a diameter of 3 mm. He is not collapses when dropped, does not break when sharpened. Shaft length standard – 175 mm.

All parents and children are happy with the purchase. Pencils for sure transmit color, do not require effort, perfectly shade and create blur effect. The child does not get tired, but is happy to participate in creative process. The packaging is made of thick cardboard, which is resistant to deformation. Pencils in it are arranged in two row, so it’s small and comfortable to carry in your bag or briefcase.

Advantages

  • large gamut of shades;
  • high color rendering;
  • high-quality raw materials;
  • safe materials for health;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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