Colored Pencils

Color Pencils

Let's face it: if you only had the colors of the rainbow, you'd be mighty disappointed.  Which is why you need our colored pencils at Madision Art Shop.  Not only do we have colored pencils, but we also have colored markers, art stix, and crayons. Pencils by Chartpak, Prismacolor, Caran d’Ache...to name a few. 

Don't just choose primary colors!  We've got pastel pencils too.  Whether you're a pro or an aspiring Van Gogh with an extra ear, we've got you covered. A little short on cash?  That's okay!  You can create awesome works of art with our budget-conscious, high quality colored pencils, markers, and crayons.  We understand, and as a family-owned and run business, we love and appreciate our artists and customers. (All except some guy named Fred who colorized our favorite movie with markers, but that's a whole other story...)

Browse the extensive selection of color pencils, crayons, art stix and color markers at Madision Art Shop. We have pastel pencils and coloring pencils from leading brands including Prismacolor, Chartpak, Caran d’Ache and many more. We are a family-owned and operated business with an appreciation for art (especially the artists among us). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to create beautiful works of art on any budget, and we strive to offer the highest quality color pencils, crayons, color markets and more for the lowest prices.

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More colors than the rainbow!  Awesome selection!


For beginner and professional artists alike, coloring pencils are such a fun medium. They are ideal for starters because you’re allowed so much control over the outcome, and they’re fun for the more seasoned artists because there is so much you can do with them that you are never finished experimenting with new techniques. Artists who enjoy capturing images in various locations can greatly benefit from color pencils; all you need is some paper, the pack of pencils and a sharpener and you can be on your way.


Pros of Coloring Pencils

If you’re using high quality color markers or color pencils (you want to make sure they are lightfast so they do not fade over time), there are many benefits of this underappreciated medium.

• Portability – Previously mentioned, this cannot be overlooked. Even if color pencils are not your favorite medium, they can be transported from location to location with little effort. Once you’ve captured the basics of your picturesque image, you can bring it home and use the image with other mediums.
• Immediacy – Unlike other mediums, colored markers have a remarkably fast dry time, and coloring pencils have no dry time at all. This gives you the benefit of knowing exactly how it’s going to turn out, because you can see how it turns out simply by placing the pencil point on the paper.
• Versatility – Although this is the medium of choice used with beginning artists, color pencils are wildly versatile. The amount of control you have over them is unrivaled, and there are so many techniques to practice you have room to improve continuously. Additionally, if you’re feeling really creative, you can undoubtedly create new techniques.


Color Pencils & Markers

Color Pencils, Crayons, Caran d'Acahe, Pablo, Prismacolor, Derwent and more

Color Pencil Sets
What is the difference between painting and drawing?
The difference between paintings and drawings is simple. In drawing an artists cannot mix colors and is forced to use pure colors. Sketch artists achieve their blended or mixed color appearances simply by overlaying their pure colors.


Crayons, Caran d'Acahe, Pablo, Prismacolor, Derwent