Any one Else make Color Swatches? (Black Edition Faber-castell on black paper)

Had to have these Faber-Castell Black Edition colored pencils. I did restrain myself and only buy 12. But curious if anyone else just has to right away make a color swatch to see how they look and behave? Now to decide what to draw with them…suggestions?


I’ve never heard of these! I threw $100 at a set of the 72 Derwent watercolor pencils. LOL! I love them, but won’t get anything else for a minute. I’ll look up these pencils you have! I love your color swatches. I’ve done that with watercolor paints. Maybe I should make it a habit with all new media!


Junenez - I had never heard about this Black Edition either. (But have now seen them on Amazon).

For all my paints and colored pencils, I have a spiral notebook where I have made color charts, by brand and type of media. I also put the color name and/or number next to the sample. I refer to these color charts all the time. It’s also a good place to check and see if I own something already so that I only buy what I don’t have. (Just like I keep lists by authors of all the books I have read.)

Terri Robichon

Hello June,

I have not heard of the either.

I do like to use colored inks on black paper, usually I draw birds, colorful ones and that might be a subject as a practice run to start with. Maybe a parrot or Macaw.

Just a thought. I now have to find them. I have not seen them on Blick’s, so like Terri will check them out on Amazon.

Teri (Artsycrochet)

This is great. I love it. Color swatches are good to use as a guide to use to match a color. You do not got it exactly though. I use Pantone Color paper selector. It has 500 swatches of color. You could also use fabric. Or mix colors and jot down your combination to get that color.