The Polychromos Hex Chart helps colorists see the brand’s color arrangement in visual order – not numerical. The chart makes pencil selections more visually instinctive, allowing the artist to see appropriate and sometimes surprising blending colors a few blocks away on the chart.
The colored chart included makes pencil purchases easier with the ability to see similar colors to avoid spending on colors that are too near to each other, and helping to fill in gaps in an artist’s collection. Note that the process of scanning and digitizing and printing alters color, but the color chart is still a help.
Included in the Hex Chart Bundle:
A blank pdf with two pages:
page 1 to print onto pencil-friendly paper and hand color
page 2 colored in for reference
This chart is not required for any class here at Art-Classes, but students may find it a help. It is the same chart that has been sold on the instructor’s blog since 2018.
Reen Lee –
I use the hex chart for my Faber Caswell Polychromos colored pencils and love it. I use it to find the color I need for my project and it has saved tons of time in selecting colors. I also have taken photos of it before I go to the art store to make sure I don’t buy a duplicate pencil (again!). Now I have most of the pencils in my set, so that’s not as much of an issue now. I recommend getting the chart and printing it on the cardstock you’re most likely to be using in your coloring adventures. I have mine printed on 80# white cardstock.