Staedtler Luna ® Coloured Pencils

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Basic Description

Test Picture Colored with Staedtler Luna ® Coloured Pencils
Test Picture Colored with Staedtler Luna ® Coloured Pencils

Staedtler Luna ® Coloured Pencils are wax based pencils with a hexagonal barrel shape. They are sold in a maximum of 24 count sets.


  • Pencils are light to hold
  • Hexagonal barrel means they are easy and comfortable to hold and won’t roll off a flat surface.
  • Color of pencil barrel is a reasonable indicator of the color of the pigment
  • Little pressure required to achieve good color coverage
  • Vibrant colors
  • Lovely smooth feel on paper when coloring
  • Generally easy to sharpen to a point for detail work
  • Colors are the same across the Staedtler range of products (pencils, fineliners, fibre-tip pens) which is a benefit when coloring with mixed media
  • Inexpensive


  • Produces some pencil dust when coloring
  • Limited range of colors
  • No color name or number printed on the barrel

Price Range

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

Conclusion / Recommendations 

  • These are excellent value colored pencils
  • These pencils don’t require much pressure to get the best out of them so if you have any fine motor, hand or arm problems these may be a good option
  • The major downside is the limited color range
  • If you can only afford one set of reasonably inexpensive pencils, I recommend these

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