what is colored pencil?
On June 5, 2014 the Colored Pencil Painters Guild (CPPG) officers and advisory group adopted the following standards:
1. CPPG approved colored pencil materials must come in a solid dry form.
This includes all colored pencils, wax, oil based, and watercolor; watercolor crayons and “Art Stix” which are solid pigment but not encased in wood. It does not include graphite pencils because graphite is not a colored pencil. We do not restrict how the pencils are applied and permit the use of water and other solvents.
2. CPPG-approved colored pencil materials cannot be brushed off.
This refers specifically to colored pencil media applied on regular paper surfaces. It does NOT refer to brushing off loose crumbs of colored pencil but instead refers to brushing off dry pigment as is possible with soft pastels. This does NOT refer to the ability of colored pencil media to be brushed off of sanded papers and other similar surfaces.
3. CPPG-approved colored pencil materials must dry completely.
Due to the nature of the materials from which they are comprised, oil based colored pencils dry completely while oil pastels and oil bars do not.
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