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Stunning results with PenPick

PenPick is the color picker professional artists use. You too can take your drawings to the highest level! The PenPick suggestions guarantee photorealistic artworks that will leave everyone in awe of your talent.

Forget guessing, start PenPicking!

PenPick helps you easily select colors and shades for your drawing, ensuring your artwork reflects lifelike, realistic tones. Simply select a point on your reference photo, and PenPick will recommend the most suitable pencil to use.

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PenPick Colored Pencils

PenPick is a web application, color picker for artists, that suggests which colored pencils you should use for the color picked from the uploaded photo.

Our PenPick Colored Pencils is a unique app unlike any other. It offers 24 selected colored pencils, covering a wide range from budget-friendly to high-quality options favored by professional artists. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, our app is designed to meet the needs of all users.


PenPick: Your Colored Pencil Guru!

The colored pencil panel suggests the most popular and highest quality colored pencils to match the selected color:

  • Prismacolor Premier - 150 colored pencils
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos - 120 colored pencils
  • Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 - 100 colored pencils
  • Arteza Expert - 120 colored pencils
  • Caran d'Ache Pablo - 120 colored pencils
  • Castle Arts Gold Standard - 120 colored pencils
  • Castle Arts Soft Touch - 120 colored pencils
  • Crayola Colored Pencils - 120 colored pencils
  • Derwent Artists - 120 colored pencils
  • Derwent Coloursoft - 72 colored pencils
  • Derwent Chromaflow - 72 colored pencils
  • Derwent Inktense - 100 colored pencils
  • Derwent Lightfast - 100 colored pencils
  • Derwent Procolour - 72 colored pencils
  • Derwent Studio - 72 colored pencils
  • Faber-Castell Black Edition - 100 colored pencils
  • Holbein Artists - 150 colored pencils
  • Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor - 72 colored pencils
  • STAEDTLER 146C - 72 colored pencils
  • Tombow Irojiten - 100 colored pencils
  • Black Widow - 180 colored pencils
  • Koh-I-Noor Polycolor - 144 colored pencils
  • Faber-Castell Goldfaber - 48 colored pencils
  • Shuttle Art - 174 colored pencils

PenPick saves time by removing guesswork and, for the cost of just a few colored pencils, it also saves you money by reducing the need for creating color swatches and experimenting with these expensive colored pencils.

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Find the Right Pencils Quick & Easy


PenPick started as a mobile app called Colored Pencil Picker, quickly gaining popularity among artists globally. This led to the creation of a web version that works on both desktop and mobile browsers.

As popularity grew, users and artists worldwide desired PenPick for their preferred mediums. In addition to colored pencils, we proudly provide PenPick for graphite, pastel pencils, and markers.

Along with suggesting the closest color match, PenPick also shows an accuracy percentage, indicating how close the matched pencil is to the selected color. An accuracy above 90% means you can trust the pencil choice, while above 80% is still pretty accurate. If it's below 60%, you might want to try mixing colors. PenPick also features a zoom-in feature for precise color selection.


How to use PenPick Colored Pencils

While you might believe you've got the right colored pencil figured out, it can be tricky and often leads to unsatisfactory results. Even if the suggestion, such as using gray for skin tones, appears unconventional, trust in PenPick. Also, when PenPick recommends a seemingly too dark pencil, using exactly the suggested pencil is the key to achieving depth and photorealism, avoiding the common mistakes of creating flat-looking artwork. Give it a try, and you'll witness the remarkable difference it makes in your final outcome.

In this video, acclaimed pencil artist Jasmina Susak effortlessly utilizes PenPick to select the perfect colored pencils for her realistic burger drawing.

As Jasmina's student, you get access to more than 410 hours of real-time drawing videos, tutorials, and comprehensive written guides with pictures available on Colored Pencil Tutor.

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Drawing Made Easy: A PenPick Demo

In this video, renowned pencil artist Jasmina Susak demonstrates how to effortlessly replicate a giraffe drawing, picking colors from a reference photo and using the exact pencils suggested by the PenPick software.

If you admire her drawing style and wish to learn how to draw like her, become her student on Colored Pencil Tutor. There, you'll gain access to PenPick featuring 3 most popular colored pencil brands, in addition to narrated, real-time video tutorials and comprehensive written guides with images. Explore a vast collection of tutorials available on Colored Pencil Tutor.


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PenPick Graphite

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Graphite Shades Done Right

Let's also highlight PenPick Graphite, which suggests the perfect graphite pencil for your drawings. This app also offers accuracy percentages. By following PenPick Graphite's recommendations based on the shade from your reference photo, your drawing process is sure to be spot-on.

The PenPick Graphite web application automatically converts color images to black and white and suggests from a selection of 20 graphite values from any brand.

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PenPick Pastels


We are proudly introducing PenPick Pastels for pastel pencil artists. This app suggests the 11 most popular and highest quality pastel pencils to match the selected color.

  • Faber Castell Pitt - 60 pastel pencils
  • Caran d’Ache - 84 pastel pencils
  • Cretacolor Fine Art - 72 pastel pencils
  • Derwent - 72 pastel pencils
  • Stabilo CarbOthello - 60 pastel pencils
  • Koh-I-Noor Gioconda - 48 pastel pencils
  • Conté à Paris - 48 pastel pencils
  • Arteza - 50 pastel pencils
  • Castle Art Pasteltint - 48 pastel pencils
  • Shuttle Art - 60 pastel pencils
  • Kalour Macaron - 50 pastel pencils

Learn to Draw Like a Pro!

Explore the art of drawing with colored pencils in a photorealistic style through our premier tutorials at Colored Pencil Tutor. Immerse yourself in real-time videos and receive expert guidance to elevate your drawing skills. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your technique, our tutorials provide a professional learning experience. Browse through our extensive collection and sign up to embark on your artistic journey.

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Unlike PenPick software, this Free Color Picker doesn't suggest pencils but only displays the color swatches you select from your uploaded images. Each time you pick a new color, it's added to the list of swatches. You can easily copy the color codes (HEX, RGB, and CMYK) by clicking or tapping on a swatch.

If you're looking for pencil recommendations that our application PenPick offers, consider subscribing and experience the difference.