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My tips on using Faber-Castells and Caran d'Ache Colored Pencils

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Well I'm back in my studio and I'm really happy to be working again. I've been having a bit of a battle with my back, but I've started to exercise and work out. It seems to be helping some.

This week I started some remakes of 3 aceo's I drew awhile back. I decided to try and use more lightfast colors, because about a month or so ago I noticed a drawing I did with prismacolor colored pencils had faded. Only certain colors had faded and all the other colors were still bright and rich. The colors that faded were pink and purple. So I took the drawing out of the frame and reworked the faded areas with Caran d'ache Luminance colored pencils and Faber-Castell Pencils.

So after that experience it really got me thinking. I have been cautious with my selections of colors the last 3 or 4 drawings. I'm making the decision to transition into more lightfast colors. I have a lot of prismacolor colored pencils. I'm talking about 800 to 1,000. I do have drawings I did…