Trying out my old Prismacolor Pencils

A little more than 20 years ago I was a sophomore in high school.   I was an aspiring artist eager to learn everything I could.   I would take core classes during the summer so that I could have more art classes during the year.   It was at this time that I made my very first HUGE art purchase.  I went to the art store and purchased a set of 60 Prismacolors. Now, I didn't really use them as I preferred to work in watercolor, charcoal, and graphite pencil.  Occasionally I would pick them up and doodle, but I never really did much with them until now.

All of the pieces in this post were created with Prismacolor pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

And now a glimpse of my studio.  On my desk I have my pencils and my copics within reach.
27 Responses
  1. Lisa A Says:

    Looks great!!! I'm going to have to get my prisma's out now! I've had mine since 1988 too!!

  2. AnnS Says:

    Love the coloring. I have my set of 60 too that I am going to look for. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. These cards are colored gorgeously Samara. I am not very good at using coloring pencil. I should try to practice more :o)

  4. Myrna Says:

    Beautiful job on all three!! Love the colors too.

  5. Wunderschöne Karten. Die Farben sind super schön.


  6. Great cards. I love my Prismacolor Pencils only second to my Copic. Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.

  7. Garnet Says:

    Wow I have a set of the same pencils but I sure couldnt get them to look even close to how good your look. Great job! Maybe I need to get them back out.

  8. Leonie Says:

    Fantastic colouring! I love my pencils too. Thats how I started and still colour. Beautiful cards too
    hugs Leonie

  9. I love your colouring~!! I'm a pencil girl, so it is always super nice to get inspiration from other pencil colourers.

  10. Peggie Says:

    Wonderful job with the colored pencils. I'll have to try using the pencils again. My copics have overtaken my life. All the cards look great.

  11. Great job your card is awesome ! I am amazed at how great those pencils came out ! Love your copic storage caddy also.

  12. Nancy Says:

    wonderful job on all of your cards...they are all so pretty...

    Nancy T.

  13. Pat Says:

    Hi Samara...your cards are beautiful...and this latest one is just lovely. Love the colors and shading. Really pretty! Pat Frank (VA)

  14. Anne Says:

    Beautiful! I have used Prisma and OMS too, but not got this effect! These are just stunning! Look at your lovely neat desk too - I would be too embarrassed to post a pic of mine, it's dreadful! LOL!! :o) x

  15. Nancy Says:

    Your coloring is gorgeous and your cards are beautiful!

  16. Lillian Says:

    Beautiful cards, Samara - good to see coloring with something other than Copics! You've done a wonderful job - thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Lillian

  17. Well Samara, if you keep colouring those Magnolias so beautifully, I'm just going to have to capitulate and say I LIKE them LOL!!! These are gorgeous...just wish they had different faces! Beautiful work :)

  18. Karen W Says:

    Your cards are terrific as is your pencil cup that has an image on it.

  19. What darling cards! Love the new images and the pretty papers you've used. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at JM this week, hope to see you back again next week! :)

  20. So sweet! I actually prefer watercolor or prismas to copics, I just cannot get the hang of them. I do like the look you've achieved on the dresses and faces, very delicate.

  21. Jane Says:

    Wow! these are stunning! looks like you're having fun with the new kit, it is gorgeous isn't it!? Beautiful colouring and love those papers! Can I ask what your copics are stored in? I desparately need some copic storage and yours looks so neat! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

  22. Barbara Says:

    samara arent they just great,gosh girl even with pencils your amazing ok you will have to do a tutorial on them next.But remember we love copics more.*wink*

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Wow you have been a busy lady. Everyone of your cards are just beautiful. thanks for sharing them.
    ~Pam L.

  24. AMIT Says:

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  25. Amy Says:

    I just got my prisma's out last week! Haha...that is funny. These cards are great. You did a great job with the prisma/spirits combo.

  26. Sharyn Says:

    Just beautiful. Isn't it fun to be an adult and revisit the things we loved to do years ago. I love your colouring! Just gorgeous! What does the spirits do, how do you use them?

  27. Teresa Says:

    You do such beautiful work on your cards. I love all the colors. I guess we now know who to call if we need to borrow a copic or two LOL!!!

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