Coloured Pencils

Explore Our Diverse Range of Quality Coloured Pencils

We offer a comprehensive selection of coloured pencils suitable for both students and professional artists. Coloured pencils are versatile tools that allow for precise and intricate drawings, making them essential for various artistic endeavours. Whether you're sketching, colouring, or illustrating, coloured pencils provide a wide array of vibrant hues to bring your creations to life. At Oxlades, we understand the importance of quality materials, which is why we collaborate with the best brands in the market to ensure our customers have access to top-notch coloured pencils that meet their artistic needs.

Unlock Depth and Dimension with Our Blending and Shading Coloured Pencils

Blending and shading are fundamental skills in drawing and colouring, allowing artists to create depth, dimension, and smooth transitions between colours. Our selection includes pencils with soft, blendable cores that enable seamless blending and layering, empowering artists to achieve rich gradients and nuanced shading effects. Whether you're working on portraits, landscapes, or still life compositions, our blending and shading coloured pencils offer the precision and control needed to realize your artistic vision.

Convenient Online Shopping and Nationwide Delivery with Oxlades Art Supplies

At Oxlades Art Supplies, we strive to make the purchasing process convenient and accessible. With our user-friendly online platform, customers can easily browse our collection, compare products, and make informed decisions from the comfort of their homes. Our streamlined ordering process ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing customers to select their preferred coloured pencils and complete their purchase with just a few clicks. Additionally, we offer nationwide delivery, making it convenient for artists across Australia to receive their supplies promptly and reliably. Whether you're in a bustling city or a remote town, Oxlades Art Supplies ensures that you have access to high-quality coloured pencils delivered straight to your doorstep.

Oxlades is your go-to destination for a diverse range of art supplies catering to artists of all levels. Our collection encompasses everything you need to unleash your creativity and bring your artistic visions to fruition. Explore our products today and embark on your next artistic journey with confidence and quality.


Coloured Pencils FAQs

Determining the "best" option often depends on personal preferences, artistic needs, and budget. However, several brands are renowned for producing high-quality coloured pencils that are favoured by artists around the world. Here are some of the top brands known for their excellence:

Faber-Castell Polychromos: Renowned for their lightfastness and rich pigments, these pencils are favoured by many professional artists. They are oil-based and known for their smooth and blendable texture.

Prismacolor: These soft-core coloured pencils are popular for their vibrant colours and smooth blending capabilities. Prismacolor pencils are widely used by artists, illustrators, and students.

Derwent Artists: Derwent offers a range of coloured pencils known for its soft texture. These pencils provide excellent coverage and are great for shading and blending.

Lyra Color Giants: Lyra's coloured pencils are oil-based and known for their high colour intensity. The highly pigmented, extra thick lead gives the colours their famous gigantic intensity.

Koh-I-Noor Progresso: Koh-I-Noor offers a budget-friendly option without compromising quality. The colour woodless pencils have high pigment content. Excellent value.

It's important to note that individual preferences vary, and the "best" coloured pencils for you depend on factors such as your artistic style, the type of projects you work on, and your budget. Consider trying out a few different brands to discover which options suit your needs and preferences the most.

Coloured pencils can generally be categorized into three main types based on their core composition. These types include:


These pencils have a core made primarily of wax and pigment. The wax provides a soft and smooth texture. These pencils are known for their vibrant colours, ease of blending, and creamy texture. They are often preferred for detailed work and artistic projects where layering and blending are crucial.


Its core is made with a combination of pigments and a non-drying oil binder. Known for their lightfastness, durability, and smooth texture, they are less prone to wax bloom (a cloudy film that can develop on the pencil surface over time) and can be applied with a slightly harder pressure compared to wax-based pencils.

Water Soluble

These pencils have a water-soluble core made of a mixture of pigments, fillers, and a water-soluble binder. When applied dry, they behave like traditional coloured pencils, but when water is applied with a brush, the pigments dissolve, creating a watercolour effect. This allows for unique layering and blending techniques, making them versatile for various artistic applications.

These three types offer artists different textures, blending capabilities, and effects, allowing for a wide range of creative possibilities. The choice between wax-based, oil-based, or watercolour pencils depends on individual preferences and the specific requirements of the artwork or project.