My Favorite Green Pencils

Finding good green pencils for drawing botanicals- greens that look like the greens in the natural world is often difficult. Many of the green pencils that have “natural” names have little relationship to the greens we see in nature and they are often the ones that come in the sets of pencils: Grass green does not look like grass, Spring green sometimes occurs in autumn leaves but otherwise shouts, apple green is way too bright. These are great pencils if you are doing exotic birds.

I was asked by my Colored Pencil I class at Filoli to name my Top 10 Green Pencils. There are of course other good greens, Lyra  Sap and Moss, Caran d’Ache Spruce and Moss and Khaki but  for me these are the essentials.

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