Saturday, April 30, 2011

My new Caran d'Ache Neocolor II set!

I just had to share my newest art supply purchase with you today - an 84 color box of Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluable crayons! I'm pretty excited about them. I have had a handful of Neocolor II's for years and have recently started playing with them. I mean - crayons! At my age! How cool is that? I've been very inspired by Mona Majorowicz's work with them at Wild Faces Gallery. She's written some lenses for Squidoo about Neocolor II's that I've really enjoyed reading.

Lee Hammand also has a book out called, Amazing Crayon Drawing With Lee Hammond: Create Lifelike Portraits, Pets, Landscapes and More. I've just ordered it from the library and can't wait to take a closer look at it.

Whenever I get a new color art tool I happily record the colors in my black, hardbound sketchbook. Here is my newest Caran d'Ache Neocolor II color chart
I'm eager to get start testing these crayons and the effects that I can get with them.


  1. Colours look great! I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences with these crayons! :)

  2. Thanks Colleen! I'm really looking forward to using these crayons. Boy, does that statement make me feel like a kid again! ;-)

  3. Hey thank you for the plug. :) How are you enjoying working with them?

  4. Mona - my pleasure! I have really been enjoying your lenses and blog posts. :-) Truthfully, I haven't done much with them yet. But your recent giraffe painting really inspired me and as soon as I get the chance I'me going to try using them in a complete piece. ;-)