CRETACOLOR Urban Sketching Set for Travel Artist

CRETACOLOR Urban Sketching Set for Travel Artist

When you are an artist, travelling light is an art.

Are you looking for appropriate solutions to lighten your luggage?

Do You Know the Cretacolor® Drawing Materials Set?

The Cretacolor® Urban Sketching Set contains various drawing tools carefully selected by Cretacolor® and Molotow™ to facilitate the nomadism of certain artists. The whole set is presented in a rather nice box, made of metal, resistant, and above all easy to take with you on all your travels.

For those of us who like to keep to ourselves, the metal box can also be used in the studio to store brushes or any other long-handled tool. It’s a very practical recycling system that avoids unnecessary waste!

GOOD TO KNOW: The box has a plastic cap with a wide rim to make a great water reservoir if needed when using the watercolour pencils or brush. Think about it, it’s so practical!

Picture by Amylee Paris

Once Upon a Time with Cretacolor®

Manufacturer of fine art materials based in Vienna, Austria, the brand CRETACOLOR® is proud of the expertise and worldwide reputation it has earned over the years.

It all began with the ambition of two Austrian individualists: Carl Brevillier and Hans Wolfgang Hromatka. In 1863, the industrialist and wagon builder Carl Brevillier (a lover of the arts) founded the Zeus graphite pencil factory in Austria, thus making writing and drawing accessible to a broad public. At that time, graphite pens and pencils were handmade, not very durable and very expensive, so Carl’s aim was to produce high quality materials for people who like to write or draw.

The years passed, and the business experienced ups and downs. Hans Wolfgang Hromatka succeeded in preventing the company from closing in 1996 with the purchase of the “Hirm Pencil Factory”. The passionate collector of old pencils gave the name CRETACOLOR® to this historical brand.

In 2008, thanks to the acquisition of Brevillier-Urban (a company that inherited the pencil factory from Carl Brevillier and Hans Wolfgang Hromatka), the managers added the name of Brevillier to the CRETACOLOR logo and the company CRETACOLOR® Brevillier Urban & Sachs was born. And there you have it!

GOOD TO KNOW: You can find a great range of pencils in GreatArt store in Shoreditch (London) or on online shop.

Picture by Amylee Paris

Cretacolor® Urban Sketching Set

The Cretacolor Set contains :

  • 1 Sanguine pencil, soft point
  • 2 Sepia pencils, soft point
  • 3 Cleos graphite pencil, high quality hardwood, extra fine lead
  • 1 Monolith graphite pencil
  • 1 Watercolour pencil
  • 3 Marino watercolour pencils, high colour intensity and good lightfastness, soft line and various colours
  • 2 Calligraphy Twin pens (double point: chisel and fine)
  • 1 Water soluble lead pencil
  • 1 Special graphite pencil, recognizable by the large diameter of the handle.
  • 1 White chalk pencil, soft tip
  • 1 Charcoal pencil in pencil form
  • 3 oil-based Nero pencils, easy to use for details
  • 1 Reservoir brush
  • 1 Monolith eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener with plastic reservoir
  • 2 Molotow markers, black ink, fine point
  • 1 Metal cap
  • 1 Molotow acrylic marker, ONE4ALL tip 4 mm

GOOD TO KNOW : article written in August 2022. The fine artist Amylee Paris is not responsible for any changes made to the CRETACOLOR® material or from GREAT ART UK website. Always check on your side if the material mentioned in this article is still available.

French queen Marie Antoinette as a child – illustration by Amylee Paris

Demonstration At My Studio

To appreciate the bunch of pencils from the Cretacolor® box, I wanted to make several illustrations. Here is a tribute to a very famous French royal couple, I will let you discover…

Queen Marie Antoinette as a child – Illustration by Amylee Paris

Queen Marie Antoinette – Illustration by Amylee Paris

King Louis XVI – Illustration by Amylee Paris

King Louis XVI – Illustration by Amylee Paris

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Content provided by Amylee Paris

The passion of Amylee, fine artist and author is to share her paintings between galleries, art collectors and her community. Amylee is also recognized as one of the most influential French artist-entrepreneurs. Since 2009 she has mentored thousands of visual artists guiding them to thriving their art career.

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You can visit her colourful portfolio, her Instagram, or find all Amylee’s posts published in GreatArt online Magazineby clicking here!


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