Monday, November 06, 2006
Prismacolor vs Sanford...
Anyone besides me notice the drop in quality of these pencils since they switched from Sanford to Prisma-color?
I love sketching in red, and doing cleanup on top in purple. I've always gotten a nice clean up going with this combo because the purple is very dark and shows up well over the red. Easy to erase too.
Long story short, I ran out of my purple sanfords last week so I ordered some new ones from Dick Blick. Well, to my horror while sketching, I soon discovered the difference. They're now a lighter color, and so waxy that they can barely draw on top of the red sketch. I've now got four boxes of these duds!! ARRGHH!!
What's the friggin deal? Every time I find some art product I love, they change it into some cheap ass version that I'll never buy again.
Oh and just to give you a bigger kick in the berries, the company brilliantly decided to put a wrap around sticker at the eraser end of the pencils. So when you finally work your way down to the end, you have no choice but to sharpen the pencil with the sticker on. Nice way to ruin a pencil sharpener, right? And god forbid you were to have the forethought to remove the sticker, because then it conveniantly leaves just enough adhesive behind to annoy the crap out of you while you draw. Thanks, Prismacolor!!
Sorry to rant over art supplies, but I just had to vent these fustrations to someone. If anyone knows of a place where on can buy the old pencils, gimme a shout, will ya!
The pencil nazi :)