Pencils are indeed magical, from their manufacturing process into the hand that uses them. Nobody forgets a first love and to this date I am obsessed with my pencils.
Everyone knows how to handle them, no one is intimidated by pencils. The wood shavings, the sharpener. There is magic to coloring. And it is no surprise Adult Coloring Books have surfaced everywhere.
The vibrancy of the color, the richness of the pigment, Caran D'Ache was like no other pencil I had ever used. It took me about 2 years to save up money to buy my very own first set of Caran C'Ache's Supracolor I! I remember with excitement when I found them at a Duty Free Shop during a trip. The tin featured a photograph from the Swiss Alps and it was so formidable in every possible way. With this set, I created my first original illustration, my first paid art and the first characters of my Children's books stories. I don't even know where I would be artistically if not for my Carans! This first set was so important in my life that I still have it! It sits with honor in my studio and when I have something really special going on, I feature them! It brings emotion to my pieces and occasionally a tear drop.