🎨 Hello Fellow Artists!
I found a cool thing on Faber Castell’s website; blank Polychromos color charts for making swatches!
Spring is on its way and you know what that means right? Organizing your art supplies!
Part of my little clean-up this Spring is re-doing my pencil color swatches. My old Polychromos pencil swatches were getting worn out so it was time to do a new one.
I went online to Faber Castell’s website and found a blank Polychromos color chart. (I don’t remember them having one before now) The swatches fit perfectly on two pieces of paper.
I had a bright white thicker stock type paper that I printed the blank charts on, granted it’s not drawing paper or watercolor paper but I was able to get some good swatches and I think accurate colors.
I also marked each swatch with the pencil’s lightfast rating. Did you know that the little stars (*) on the side of the pencils are for the lightfast rating ?!🤯
I have a blog coming soon about lightfastness and colored pencils but for now, I’ll just summarize that one star is good lightfastness and three stars are the best. There are only a few pencils in the Polychromos line that are rated one and two-star most of them are three-star.
Three is the highest rating meaning that they have maximum lightfast and won’t fade over time. However, it’s still best to take precautions like UV-protected glass and not place artwork in direct sunlight.
Click here to download my Faber Castell Color charts
Click here to go to Faber Castell’s website and download the blank ones that you can fill out.
Happy Drawing Everyone! 🎨🌻 -Molly
2 thoughts on “Free Polychromos Colored Pencil Swatches Download”
So happy to have found your site. I am not new to colored pencil. but it has been many years since I’ve seriously worked at it. I am brushing up on techniques and learning new ones. Love your links for products. I am impulse buyer (I’m sure many of us are) and sometimes forget where I see names of products, so this is very helpful to me.
Hi Teresa! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m kind of an art supply junkie myself so I’m always updating it! Ha Ha! I’m currently working on some fun tutorials so stay tuned!🤗 🌻
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