Many people have been asking if the Holbein pencils have dupes, and my answer is: of course! Even though every brand of pencils has its own unique shades, most can be replaced or created by just overlapping other pencils.
Swipe --> to see the [cheaper] dupes that I found for the 12 set of pastel tones from Holbein. ✏
*op220 - Polychromos 130
*op028 - Marco Renoir 16
*op127 - Polychromos 102
*op134 - polychromos 185
*op222 - polychromos 171
*op225 - polycolor(koh-i-noor)24
*op 228 - marco renoir 68
*op324 - marco renoir 14
*op328 - polychromos 146
*op 429 - derwent c190
*op 430 - derwent c260
*op 433 - derwent c210
All of these are from Polychromos (which you can buy individually and they are my favourite pencils), Marco Renoir set of 48 (very cheap pencils, very good quality), Derwent Coloursoft (you can buy individually and are amazing) and just one Polycolor from Koh-I-Noor, which was a perfect match.
Holbeins are impossible to buy open stock, at least in my part of Europe they are. That's why I think this list is very helpful if you want a good set of pastel tones at a smaller price. If you have the full set of Prismacolors, then that is amazing as well, because Colour with Claire on YouTube has a fantastic video on this exact same jubject.
And even though some of the colours I chose are not 100% perfectly matched, it made me realize that most colours are not irreplaceable.
Please let me know what you think and if you have any of these shades.
Oh, and another thing. There is a set from Tombow Irojiten, containing 10 pastel shades, very compareable. (Vol.4 pale tone II).
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