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What are the softest colored pencils?

What is the Softest Colored Pencil?

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I tested over 40 different colored pencils to figure out which one was the softest! There were definitely some surprises. For example, Pelikan made it into the top 13, while Caran D’ache Luminance was towards the bottom! But as I pointed out in the video, softness is only one of many different factors that make for a good colored pencil.

See below for a complete list of all colored pencil brands tested, as well as the top 13 softest and their prices.

Colored Pencil Comparison Worksheet

Get the free worksheet here and watch how I use it to compare Prismacolor Premier vs Polychromos colored pencils:

Favorite Colored Pencil Paper

Top 13 Softest Colored Pencils


All Colored Pencil Brands Tested

Arteza Expert
Artist’s Loft
Bic Color Collection
Black Widow
Blick Studio Artists’
Bruynzeel Holland
Caran D’Ache Luminance
Caran D’Ache Pablo
Castle Art Supplies
Crayola Color Escapes
Crayola Twistables
Derwent Coloursoft
Derwent Inktense
Derwent Procolour
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Jane Davenport Magic Wand
Koh-i-Noor Polycolor
Koh-i-Noor Tri-Tone
Koh-i-Noor Woodless
Marco Raffine
Pelikan Buntstifte
Pentel Arts
Prismacolor Col-Erase
Prismacolor Premier
Prismacolor Scholar
Prismacolor Verithin
Sargent Art
Sargent Art Construction Paper
Soho Urban Artist
Spectrum Noir Colorista
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend
Staedtler 1270
Staedtler Ergo Soft
Studio Series Deluxe Premium
Tombow 1500 Series
Tombow Irojiten
Tombow Recycled
Winsor & Newton Studio Collection
Zebra Zensations

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  • Dee January 7, 2019, 4:55 pm

    Pismacolor prism

  • Allisa January 7, 2019, 5:57 pm

    Thorntons Premium Super Soft Core is really soft

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