Caran d'Ache Luminance review & colored pencil demo w/ Lachri

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Time lapse and speed painting tutorials and demonstrations by award winning artist Lachri. Learn how to paint portraits, surreal landscapes, pets, lions, tigers, and birds...pretty sure a Wizard of OZ reference should be made right about now. Get tips and watch techniques for working in acrylic and oil paint, carbon pencil, graphite and colored pencil.



This video was shot using a Samsung HMX-Q10BN Q10 Switch Grip Full HD Camcorder.


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You are such a great teacher! Thank you for all your great detail in explaining things...

Author — Gail Gassen

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Love that you are smart and speak clearly without drawing things out..fast and furious! Girls like us get right to the point! Thanks..what a breathe of fresh air you are!

Author — HerMajestyQueenMarcia martin

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Hi Lisa, I admire your videos. I learnt a lot thanks to you. I have a question: is it possible to draw this with ordinary pencils from Faber Castell? How do you choose the colors for the layering? When I look at a picture, I don't see some colors you use in your draw. Thank you

Author — Janka Backst

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Great drawing! I like the blurred background which gives a bit of photorealistic look. Thank you also for your discriptions, this helps a lot to learn a lot about painting with colored pencils. Nice work :)

Author — Gingit-FineArt

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You've really woken up my love for pencils.  With back injury it's difficult for me to paint in oils at this point.  So your pencil tutorials have helped me figure out which pencils to invest in.  BTW love your nail art in your videos.  Thanks for being so wonderful and willing to help other artists.

Author — Diane Romanov

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Out of 72 Inktense pencils 42 were lightfast, 30 are not ...just to be more specific. Thank you Lisa for your information and testing/trialing of these Luminance. Love your work too btw..and all your tutorials...I am learning a lot~ ty

Author — Stephie Cannuck

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I prefer the Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils, becaus they are a bit more soft than the Polychromos, but it´s also possible to bring much detail in your drawing. First I used them for watercolor paintings, but then I stopped using them with water because I love to use them like normal colored pencils.

Author — Lea F

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Lisaaa. First I have to say congrats on your amount of subscribers now. So proud and excited for you. I have been watching so long and it's been super cool to watch you grow and grow (your channel and your work). I always wonder if you will be able to comment back if I comment but you have always still managed to, pretty awesome with so many comments! I'd get overwhelmed lol. I hope I can handle it if I ever get 20k+ subscribers. Shoot, even 5k or 1k+ lol. Anyways enough of that ramble, I just wanted to say I am always wishing I had good reference photos with either no copyright or even with a photographer wanting their stuff painted you can imagine how much I loved the paintmyphoto website! Wow! I have found some decent landscape photos through free websites or fb groups but never such amazingly perfect bird ones (composition and all just so amazing, the photographers seem more professional on this site) and even the landscapes or mountains are so.. Wow! I haven't spent a longgg time on the site, just briefly checked out the "five star photos" so far but seriously I'm so excited about the owls and birds and mountains and landscapes I saw. I'm sure there will be more great ones. Oh and the flowers! I'm super glad you posted that link! Also, I just want to say that you're a huge inspiration for me knowing you have fibro and similar health struggles to mine and still manage to be so consistent. I know how unpredictable my health is and it's personally so hard to get back on here. I made speed paintings (time lapse or whatever they're technically called) a few years ago but over the years my arthritis in my spine worsened and my fibro worsened and I have extremely severe tmj and now it needs (the jaw breaking) surgery to fix the alignment on top of the tmj =\ it's hard to paint with all these physical struggles! Anyways point is its rough having all these health problems and I really respect and look up to you for everything you do. I've been a long time fan of yours and I secretly wish we were friends because we have so much in common lol that probably sounds creepy on your end of this "conversation" haha. Anyways overall just thanks! You're awesome lol =D

Author — Sarahs Awesome Art

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I really like this type of art though im yet to try it myself I would love to paint but because im used to drawing I find painting with a brush much more difficult compared to a solid material like a pencil so this kind of gives you the best of both worlds :-) btw you are doing well with the Patrone thing, thanks for keeping the price low I will be paying soon I think. I guess when you are so MASSIVELY popular around the world you are able to offer prices everyone can afford and its much appreciated :-)

Author — MaZEEZaM

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As usual, your mastery of colored pencils is astounding. I love watching you layer. You make it seem so easy to do, but I know from my results that it's very time consuming and something I need to practice, practice, practice!

Author — Leslie Fuller

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Lisa, Amazing. But then, that is what you do. This was a great demo and I know we all appreciate you doing this and giving us the details on how you use these pencils. Thank you again for what you do.

Author — Michael Parry

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I am glad you found some of them scratchy too, I now know that I haven't just got a dodgy set.
I love how you did the background, I was surprised by just how many layers you used, I wasn't expecting that many, you have soo much patience. Out of curiosity how long did the background take you?

Author — Nicola

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I have the Luminance in set 72 too! & the Prismacolor in set 150... I personally love the Luminance one rather than the prismacolors. Its worth the money! Its more of like an oil based color pencils & the prismacolors are like wax based color pencils. I love how its easy to blend. I'm having a hard time blending the prismacolors even if I have the blender. :) Anyway you are amazing! Such a great tip! I shall try the paint thinner!

Author — fitnessmotivation

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Hi lisa, i love this video. Thank you for making it. <3 i am just starting to use color pencil and i haven't gone anywhere with it yet, so this video is a real inspiration. Question, can i use any paint thinner? Or is there any specific thinner for colored pencils?

Author — annezca

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Brilliant work...very impressive .it gave me a good feeling to see such expertise and beauty. Thank you, !

Author — HerMajestyQueenMarcia martin

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I have one Luminance-White and I love it. It is a thicker pencil though, and I dont want to sharpen it feeling like I am wasting it! Great video as always x

Author — Priscilla

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I really like this drawing and the tips you gave were very helpful. Thank you!

Author — Magui

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I'm always surprised when people compare prismacolor v luminance . I'm very new to colored pencils but I started by grabbing a set of prismacolor premier and just seeing if I even enjoyed it . A few weeks later I ran out to grab a set of 60 polychromos and a few white luminance pencils. Anyways what I'm getting at is that even as a beginner the quality between a luminance and a prismacolor is quite stark . Did the prismacolors work ? Yep 😁 lol but many of them also crumbled every time I sharpened, like the cores were already fractured throughout the pencil. When you are literally losing 1/3 or better of several of the colors in a set just to re sharpening after the lead falls out or crumbles directly after sharpening you are getting screwed by poor quality control. I started with a set of 24 prismacolor and of those I think about 5 were garbage, the entire core was fractured . I realize it's wax based and there are likely remedies to this but I don't care lol . After having used the polychromos and the white luminance pencils none have broken on me as of yet, the colors are great and the overall look and quality says it all . There is really no comparison, other than that they are both colored pencils they aren't even in the same room. And yes I know I'm new so my opinions are probably a little bit less than educated but I go by what I feel and my experience with prismacolor was nothing short of frustrating, I gave them to my kids . Not to mention that I strongly doubt that the prismacolor line is anywhere near as lightfast as they claim them to be . I know that they are capable in the right hands of producing very fine quality pieces as I've seen it but in the end they are in my head forever off my list of buy agains. I think that they are a budget pencil and that's that, not on the level of many other brands so why bother comparing, I also tried a twelve set of goldfabers and they are fantastic compared to prismacolor pencils imo and more of a likely comparison compared to the luminance pencils. Anyways I'm ranting lol, I really enjoy your videos they are very informative and I hope to be joining some more in depth classes soon enough.

Author — Mike White

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Hi Lisa, great video as always! I've only recently discovered your channel and I love what you do. I must've watched over twenty of your videos already and, as a complete beginner, have found tons of helpful information to get me started.

You've inspired me to start drawing with coloured pencils but I haven't managed to find any video where you explain how you do your initial graphite sketch. I've heard about the grid method and other techniques for transfering, so I was wondering if you would recommend using any of these or just going freehanded. Thanks!

Author — Thomas Vandenhede

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Great job young lady, beautiful work and very nicely explained.

Author — Rick G