As you know Micador, and Australian art supply company, market my favourite budget coloured pencils, namely Micador ColouRush. recently i got a hold of a new type of pencil sold under their name called Micador Metallic. The set features twelve pencils in a very nice colour range quite true to their barrel colours. I particularly love the dark silvery gray, the purple and that bright cobalt blue. The cores are a little hard as are many metallic pencils I have tried but certainly not horribly hard and the points stay nice and sharp for a long time between sharpening. I quite love these, they are excellent for accents and detail work in the finer art work such as in in Johanna Basford’s books. They give a nice soft, shimmery unique palette that is fun to play with. I am currently working on the picture above. As you can see the colours layer very well up to three or four layers which is all I feel you’ll need. I’m happy with the shading and blending, particularly on the fox’s backs and on the stag head. I think I will probably complete this picture with a blush of red orange pastels. The slick surface of the metallic pencils should resist the pastels nicely and I anticipate no problems with this. I like these pencils a lot. You’ll see these pop up again in my future work.
What metallic pencils have you tried and what do you think about them. Leave a comment below and let me know. 🙂