Faber-Castell Classic © Colour Pencils

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Basic Description

Test Picture Colored with Faber-Castell Classic © Colour Pencils
Test Picture Colored with Faber-Castell Classic © Colour Pencils

Faber-Castell Classic © Colour Pencils are oil based pencils with a hexagonal barrel shape. They are sold in a maximum of 48 count sets.


  • Pencils are light and comfortable to hold
  • Hexagonal barrel means they are easy and comfortable to hold and won’t roll off a flat surface.
  • Almost no pressure required to achieve good color coverage
  • Vibrant colors
  • Very smooth feel on paper when coloring
  • Easy to sharpen to a point
  • Great value for money
  • Number of the color is printed on the pencil barrel
  • Color of pencil barrel is a good indicator of the color of the pigment
  • Hard leads


  • Nil

Price Range

  • $$ – typically AUD $5.01 – $20.00 / US $3.76 – $15.00 / £2.61 – £10.00 / €3.31 – €13.25

Conclusion / Recommendations

An excellent value for money pack of colored pencils with a good vibrant color range

  • These pencils don’t require much pressure at all to get the best out of them so if you have any fine motor, hand or arm problems these may be a good option
  • They blend well without other blending tools
  • I love these colored pencils, they are reasonably priced and great to use. I love them so much I have 2 packs. They are my “go to” pencils.
  • I find it hard to fault them and I recommend them for anyone who wants a great value pack of colored pencils that gives great results.

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