172 When is it Okay to Use Non-Lightfast Pencils?

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Show Notes 

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast 


Release Date: October 15, 2018 


Topic: When is it Okay to Use Non-Lightfast Pencils?


Points of Interest

You’ve heard John and Lisa emphasize the importance of using lightfast pencils, but does that mean you need to toss all of the non-lightfast pencils that come in your sets? No way! Listen in for a discussion of times when you can put those non-lightfast pencils to good use.


Links Referenced:


On-Demand Printing Site: FineArtAmerica.com




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002 Defining CP and lightfastness


Lisa and John discuss what constitutes a colored pencil and the lightfastness of this medium.

How do you define what a colored pencil is?

The Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) has their own definition of what a colored pencil is and some items on their list have changed in recent years.

The hosts discuss differences in lightfast ratings and differences in the scales used to make the determination.

should an artist test for themselves?  Should an artist disclose the lightfastness of the piece they have for sale?

Links and websites mentioned in the podcast:

http://lachri.com/polychromos-vs-luminance-colored-pencil-review/ - Lisa’s youtube video is toward the bottom of the page.





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