Colored Pencil Info
Bruynzeel Colored Pencils
Bruynzeel Design Colored Pencils and Water-soluble pencils
Company History
Bruynzeel is based in Bergen Op Zoom, in the Netherlands. Bruynzeel has long been known for their colored pencils. They have now merged with Sakura and become Bruynzeel-Sakura.
The Design series of pencils are designed for artists, and are loved by botanical artists.
The Bruynzeel Designs come in a wonderful box with slide out drawers. The pencils have a slim, natural wood feel, but have a thick lead and vivid colors. They are very soft.
Bruynzeel Expressions are an intermediate student grade of colored pencils. They come in tins of 36, and have matching Aquarelle pencils. They are great for beginning artists. Less expensive than 'Design', but more expensive than 'Bruynzeel'.
Bruynzeel tins that just say 'Bruynzeel' are beginner student grade pencils.
Bruynzeel Design
Artist Colored Pencils
and Water-soluble Pencils
  • Artist quality  traditional and water-soluble colored pencils
  • 50 colors in both lines (48 in the set, 50 in open stock; Silver and Gold only in open stock)
  • Sets, available again in the USA
  • Pencils are pre-sharpened
  • Sets come arranged in color order
  • Dry pencils match the Aquarel pencils
Bruynzeel also makes 12 degrees of hardness in Graphite pencils (including a lovely drawer-set with all 12).
Bruynzeel makes 48 pastel pencils, as well as a specialty set of sanguines, sepias, charcoals, and watersoluble graphite pencils!