Colored pencils (color lead)
A colored pencil refers to a drawing pencil made with colored pigments instead of graphite. This kind of pencil is made in the same way as the ordinary pencil (LEAD PENCIL), that is, the pigment is mixed with the clay binder. There are many brands of colored pencils to choose from, and the available colors are also very wide. However, because some brands indicate the ingredients contained in the paint, most of these ingredients are not recognized by the painter, so colored pencils are generally not recommended for art purposes. (Some manufacturers use pigments that will not fade when exposed to light and claim that their pigments are not faded.) There are also special varieties that can be used, such as colored pencils made of water-soluble pigments. They are used in the same way as ordinary colored pencils, but the marks can be painted with a wet watercolor pen to create a rendering effect. Because this kind of pencil contains soluble pigments, it is not suitable for drawing durable works.