Acceptable Products

The products listed below are acceptable for use in the CPSA International Exhibition. Since new products are being introduced constantly, this list this list is not complete. We suggest you choose only professional quality products. If you have any questions about the eligibility of a product not listed here, please contact the product research director.

Colored Pencil Defined
Exhibition Requirements

鈻 = Tested for lightfastness by CPSA
(disc.) = Discontinued by manufacturer


Blackwing Colors
Blick Studio Artists’ 鈻秉br />Bruynzeel Design 鈻秉br />Bruynzeel Design Fullcolor (disc.) 鈻秉br />Bruynzeel Rijksmuseum
Caran d鈥橝che Luminance 6901 鈻秉br />Caran d鈥橝che Pablo 鈻秉br />Castle Art Supplies
Chameleon Color Tones
Conte Couleur d’Art (disc.) 鈻秉br />Crayola Color Escapes
Crayola Erasable
Crayola Extreme Colors
Crayola Metallic
Crayola Multicultural Crayola Short
Cretacolor Karmina 鈻秉br />Derwent Artist Series 鈻秉br />Derwent Artist Black & White 鈻秉br />Derwent Coloursoft 鈻秉br />Derwent Drawing 鈻秉br />Derwent Lakeland (all types)
Derwent Lightfast
Derwent ProColor
Derwent Signature (disc.) 鈻秉br />Derwent Studio 鈻秉br />Dixon Ticonderoga Core Lock (disc.)
Eberhard Faber Design Spectracolor (disc.)
Faber-Castell Art Grip
Faber-Castell EcoPencils (Max and Jumbo Triangular)
Faber-Castell Polychromos 鈻秉br />Faber-Castell Red Line Metallic
Fantasia Premium Artist 鈻秉br />Felissimo
General Pencil Color-Tex
General Pencil MultiChrome
General Pencil Scribe All
Hero (Guanghui)
Holbein Artist
Koh-I-noor Astra Neon
Koh-I-noor MagicFX
Koh-I-Noor Polycolor 鈻秉br />Koh-I-Noor Triocolor
Lila Peinture
Liqui-mark Metallic
Lumocolor Permanent Glasochrom 108
Lyra Color Giants (regular, neon, metallic, skin-tones)
Lyra ColorStripe 鈻秉br />Lyra Ferby, Super Ferby and Ferby 4-color
Lyra Groove and Groove Slim
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor 鈻秉br />Lyra SkinTone 鈻秉br />Lyra Waldorf Selection
Marco Renoir
Marshall Retouch Oil Pencil
Mont Marte
Pantone Universe
Pentel Arts
Prang (regular and triangular)
Prismacolor Col-Erase (formerly Venus & Eberhard Faber)
Prismacolor Premier 鈻秉br />Prismacolor Premier Lightfast (disc.) 鈻秉br />Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencils
Prismacolor Verithins 鈻秉br />Raffine
Royal Langnickel Essentials
Royal Talens Van Gogh 鈻秉br />Schpirerr Farben
Soho Urban Artist 鈻秉br />Soucolor
Spectrum Noir (disc.) 鈻秉br />Stabilo Color
Stabilo Softcolor (disc.) 鈻秉br />Stabilo GREENcolor
Stabilo Original
Stabilo Trio and Trio Thick
Staedtler Ergosoft 鈻秉br />Ergosoft Jumbo
Staedler Noris Club (Classic, Jumbo, Super Jumbo)
Thornton’s Art Supply
Tombow Irojiten 鈻秉br />Utrecht Premium 鈻秉br />Walnut Hollow Oil Pencils (disc.)

Awaiting Your Call, Amy Turner, CPSA, CPX

GRAPHITE鈥攏ot exposed; regular and water-soluble graphite must be beneath or blended with colored pencil.


Bruynzeel Design Aquarell (disc.) 鈻秉br />Bruynzeel Design Aquarel 鈻秉br />Caran d鈥橝che Museum Aquarelle
Caran d鈥橝che Supracolor Aquarelle 鈻秉br />Caran d鈥橝che Technalo and Grafcube RGB sets (used as graphite)聽
Crayola Watercolor Pencils
Cretacolor Marino 鈻秉br />Daler-Rowney Artists’ 鈻秉br />Derwent Graphitint (used as graphite) 鈻秉br />Derwent Inktense 鈻秉br />Derwent Lakeland water-soluble
Derwent Metallic 鈻秉br />Derwent Signature Watercolor (disc.) 鈻秉br />Derwent Watercolour 鈻秉br />Eberhard Faber Design (disc.)
Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer 鈻秉br />Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer MAGNUS
Faber-Castell Red Line Watercolor
Fantasia Premium Watercolor
General Kimberley Watercolor 鈻秉br />General Pencil Scribe All
Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Aquarell 鈻秉br />Lyra Osiris water-soluble
Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell 鈻秉br />Mont Marte Watercolor
Prismacolor Watercolor 鈻秉br />Raffine Watercolor
Reeves Watercolor
Royal Langnickel Watercolor
Royal Talens Van Gogh Aquarelle 鈻秉br />Sargent Watercolor
Stabilo Aquacolor
Staedtler Ergosoft Aquarelle 鈻秉br />Staedtler Karat Aquarelle 鈻秉br />Stabilo All
Thornton’s Art Supply Water Soluble


BIC Conte Fine Tip
Crayola Color Sticks
Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless 鈻秉br />Lyra Pure Color Woodless (disc.)
Prismacolor ArtStix 鈻秉br />Royal Langnickel Woodless


Caran D’Ache Museum Watercolor Leads
Cretacolor AquaMonolith Woodless Watercolor 鈻秉br />Derwent Aquatones 鈻秉br />Derwent Inktense Blocks聛 鈻秉/p>


Dry, powdered pigment鈥攖hat is, loose pigment not bound by any binding agent such as waxes or oils鈥攊s not permitted in the CPSA International Exhibition.

Solvents such as odorless mineral spirits, alcohol, water and powdered blender may be used to dissolve and blend colored pencil.

Colorless blenders composed of predominantly wax, oil, or other binders (solid or powdered form) may be used in thin layers to blend colored pencil. Products that are a combination of waxes and solvent, such as cold wax medium, may also be used in thin layers to blend and dissolve colored pencil. Colorless blenders may not be applied in thick layers (over 1/16鈥? or used to significantly alter the surface texture of a colored pencil work.

NOTE: Blenders designed for use with oil paint sticks contain linseed oil, which is acidic. These blenders should be used only on surfaces that have an appropriate primer or ground to protect the substrate from deterioration. Please remember that entries for the International Exhibition must be done on manufacturer prepared surfaces.

Fixatives and varnish may be used between layers of pencil and as a final protective layer. These products should not change the texture of the drawing surface.