Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz 12 Drawing/Sketching/Colouring Pencils

Coloured Pencils, Koh-I-Noor, Mondeluz, Natasha Fitzpatrick, Watercolour Pencils -

Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz 12 Drawing/Sketching/Colouring Pencils

Christmas has come early for me yet again, thanks to the wonderful team at Art Supplies NZ who have kindly sent me a new set of these Mondeluz Coloured pencils to try out. The case is wrapped in a card casing that to me resembles an artisan box of chocolates rather than a box of coloured pencils. Intrigued, as I have yet to try this brand, I go forth and open the box, being very careful not to damage the card casing. The pencils are encased in a beautiful metal tin. What strikes me first is the great colour range, which I've listed below;

Yellow, Orange, Vermilion, Carmine, Violet, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Grass Green, Dark Green, Indian Red, Brown and Black

These are a versatile colouring pencil that can be used wet or dry, which is indicated by a paint brush icon embossed in gold on one side of the pencil. There is also a number located on the side that reads 3720/15. It's there so you can order an individual pencil colour simply by quoting that number.

This is the smallest set available, a set of 12, but you can get a 24 set, 36 set, 48 set and finally the largest set of 72. Although nothing beats having as many colours available to you as an artist, with these being water-soluble pencils you can afford to purchase a smaller set and still have the ability to create to a lot of different hues and colors. The barrel is hexagonal and they are encased in Californian Cedar wood ensuring that the pencil won't splinter and break on sharpening even with the bluntest of tools. I’m ready to create and test-drive these beauties.

 - Natasha Fitzpatrick