Chromaflow vs Prismacolor – Colored Pencil Battle

Ever since Derwent released their line of Chromaflow colored pencils there has been a lot of talk about them being comparable to the Prismacolor Premier pencils. So naturally, Steve and I decided to purchase a set to put them head-to-head against the reigning champion Prismacolor!

We printed up our Colored Pencil Battle Worksheet and went about testing the pencils side-by-side to see which one scored best. Our worksheet tests several important colored pencil attributes including: availability, value, blending, opacity and more!

So are the Derwent Chromaflow pencils really as good as the Prismacolor Premiers? Watch below to find out!


  • 00:00:00 – Welcome & Introduction
  • 00:00:37 – Derwent Chromaflow Information
  • 00:08:40 – Swatching the Chromaflow Pencils
  • 00:15:05 – Step 1: 10-Color Swatches
  • 00:17:05 – Step 2: White Swatch
  • 00:17:19 – Step 3: Black Swatch
  • 00:17:29 – Step 4: Visible on Black
  • 00:17:49 – Step 5: Layering
  • 00:18:19 – Step 6: Crumbs
  • 00:19:37 – Step 7: Pigment Transfer
  • 00:19:50 – Step 8: Watersolubility
  • 00:20:14 – Step 9: Blending
  • 00:22:51 – Scoring the Battle
  • 00:42:35 – Battle Results & Final Thoughts

Video Links


Download our Colored Pencil Battle Worksheet here: https://www.coloringbliss.com/colored-pencil-battle-worksheet/

Colored Pencil Battle Worksheet

Jennifer’s Rule of Blending Thirds

Learn how to blend colored pencils using Jennifer’s rule here: https://www.coloringbliss.com/jennifers-rule-of-blending-thirds/

Jennifer's Rule of Blending Thirds

Video Images

Chromaflow vs Prismacolor Scoring Prismacolor vs Chromaflow Test Results
1 comment… add one
  • Mélanie Côté Sep 2, 2022 @ 11:29

    Just a tip for the lids after I got a box of them myself of the 12 lightfast, you just have to press a little but on the lid sides and then the lid clicks just fine!

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