Arteza is a fairly new American company founded in 2015. producing high-quality art materials. In time they became very competitive on the market along bigger well-known companies in the same field, both in quality and in the price of their products.
A product that drew my attention is Arteza Professional
Arteza Professional color pencils can be purchased only in two sets one is 48 pencils set and another is 72 pencils set. They do not come open stock which is one of my biggest if not only remark for this excellent product.
Most artists prefer using some colours than others which means they run out more quickly and it would be very convenient having the chance to buy only
Pencils come in nice quality protective tin boxes. They are wax based and 4 mm wax lead is protected with sturdy round 8mm barrel. The
On each pencil, there is a name and a specific number for each
Ivory, Tumeric, Lemon, Pumpkin, Yellow Ochre, Sunflower, Camel, Orange, Blood Orange, Rose Red, Carmine Red, Crimson, Magenta, Plum, Eggplant, Peony, Pink Macaroon, Peaches and Cream, Apricot, Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst, Blueberry, Ultramarine, Peacock Blue, Periwinkle, Aegean Blue, Indigo, Turquoise, Ocean Blue, Lime, Pear, Spring Green, Matcha, Mint, Emerald, Moss, Forest Green, Coyote, Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown, Garnet, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa, Noir, White Quartz, Elefant Grey and Space grey.
Ivory, Tumeric, Lemon, Pumpkin, Yellow Ochre, Sunflower, Tuscan Sun, Honey, Camel, Orange, Blood Orange, Rose Red, Carmine Red, Crimson, Magenta, Plum, Eggplant, Peony, Pink Macaroon, Peaches and Cream, Marmelade, Apricot, Fuschia, Fruit Punch, Flamingo, Coral, Purple Iris, Ube, Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst, Blueberry, Ultramarine, Peacock Blue, Periwinkle, Aegean Blue, Robin Egg Blue, Mykonos Blue, Indigo, Turquoise, Ocean Blue, Yellow Saphire, Lime, Pear, Absinthe Green, Spring Green, Matcha, Mint, Emerald, Basil, Fern, Sage, Jade, Shamrock Green, Moss, Forest Green, Coyote, Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown, Garnet, Cinnamon, Passion Fruit, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa, Noir, White Quartz, Elefant Grey, Space Grey, Smoke, Pewter, Charcoal and Espresso
Basic characteristics and performance
Wax based 4mm lead is great for blending and layering with very little blooming and almost no flaking while drawing which makes these as good as any of more expensive artist grade pencils. Lead is also break resistant so it can be sharpened to a very thin point and won’t break even after a bit more aggressive use.
Barrels are round which can be a downside for many artists who prefer gripping a hexagonal barrel pencil but it is all in getting used to the pencil you draw with and the price is more than affordable so I think these are worth getting used to. Barrels are made of quality wood so you won’t have problems sharpening them but even so I recommend you use an electric pencil sharpener.
Pigments are strong, bright and lively. Lightfastness is good in most of the
- Bright lively pigments
- Good layering and blending
- Almost no blooming
- Break-resistant lead
- Good lightfastness
- Great very affordable price for artist grade pencils
- Not enough colours
- No smaller sets
- Cant be purchased open stock so if you need a replacement you have to buy the full set
I won’t go so far and say they are the best or even close to heavy hitters in the
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