Bruynzeel Rijksmuseum Coloured Pencils Set of 50 includes one each of Burnt Sienna, Flesh, Brown Pink, Crimson Red, Light Flesh, Vermilion, Dark Red, Carmine, Permanent Orange, Madder Lake Light, Brown Ochre, Deep Yellow, Orange, Mid Orange, Yellow, Naples Yellow, Light Lemon Yellow, Yellow Brown, Yellowish Green, Leaf Green, Gold, Green, Olive Green Light, Chromium Oxide Green, Light Green, Deep Green, Emerald Green, Turquoise Blue, Sevres Blue, Viridian, Light Blue, Kings Blue, Indigo, Dark Violet, Mauve, Prussian Blue, Dark Pink, Candy Pink, Violet, White, Dark Gray, Dull Cold Gray, Cold Gray, Black, Black Intenso, Burnt Ochre, Dark Brown, Havana Brown, and Yellow Ochre.
Inspired by the works of Vermeer, and Rembrandt displayed at the Netherland's famous Rijksmuseum, Brunzyeel has designed a series of pencil sets that inspire artists to do their best work. These graphite, and colored pencil sets contain colors and grades that were carefully chosen to evoke the work of the Dutch Masters.
Much like the Rijksmuseum's vision of linking individuals with art and history, Brunyzeel Dutch Masters Pencil Sets link artists to some of the greatest artworks of all time.
I've not had a chance yet to use this set of pencils on a larger piece but I've swatched them and found them to be medium soft, giving an even application and they blend well. They don't seem to need too much sharpening, holding their points and not breaking. All in all good value; particularly strong on the pink/red/warm end of the spectrum. Well presented in the special edition tin. The only disappointment is that the pencils in this set don't have shade names or numbers so I'm not sure if they are unique to this set and it may be awkward to replace pencils which have been used up. StripyJules (Hoddesdon, United Kingdom) on 11 Jan 2017
Used once an very pleased with the results. Arthur Kane (Wishaw, United Kingdom) on 28 Dec 2016
Fifty pencils for under £27? Well pleased, use them sharp. Richard Osborne (Lowestoft, United Kingdom) on 13 Aug 2020