Artist Edition: Big Book of Color Charts

  • Designed for coloring book fans and useful for artists
  • Includes 51 fully labeled charts
    (see contents with links below)
  • Spiral bound with 5 tabbed section dividers for ease of use
  • Expanded color family charts and 31 pages of blank charts
  • Black charts for swatching lighter colors
  • 8.5 x 11″ landscape format with 221 pages on thicker 80# / 120 GSM paper
  • Keeps your swatches in one handy place
  • Easily track what you have and what you need
  • Room for notes
  • Plenty of line art to color

This special book (which is only available here through the RubyCharmColors website) was designed for adult coloring book fans and was a labor of love in so many ways. Although there are many charts available for colored pencils (and plenty that are free), I felt compelled to create a book that included most of the popular brands many of my coloring friends and I use frequently, but I also wanted it to be special. Instead of just charts, I wanted room for notes and art to color. And I wanted it all in one big book that could be used as a reference for choosing colors and for keeping track of which pencils I had and what I needed. And then I tossed in watercolor pencils, markers, inks and pastel pencils, too, and included plenty of blank charts that can be customized the way you see fit. I self-published the first edition on Amazon, and thanks to the encouragement of friends, I have since revised the charts and published a special Artist Edition.

This book has multiple improvements compared to the original first version including tabbed section dividers so you can find the main sections more easily. It is spiral-bound so the book is easier to work in, plus it has heavier (80# / 120 GSM) paper that is less likely to bleed through when using markers and watercolor pencils. It also includes expanded notes about the media, revised color names for brands that have changed things up a bit since the original edition came out, and the new Derwent Chromaflow colored pencils have been added to the book as well. The BBCC just may become a workbook of colors you keep and use forever. I am anxious to start using my own copy and hope you enjoy filling yours with all of your favorite pencils and more.

The BBCC list of color charts below shows what is included in the book and is based on surveys and research that helped me decide what I would have room for in the book. All of the brands listed are fully charted and based on the most recent color charts available from the manufacturers. If you don’t see your brand listed here, there are plenty of blank charts at the back of the book to add them in yourself. Additionally, some of the charts are in color order while others are listed as the manufacturers ordered them. You may use the blank charts to put your pencils in any order you prefer, or create special color combo charts.

The chart below also includes quick links to all of the art supplies listed in the book for your convenience, so bookmark this page if you like! Please note that I am now a Blick Affiliate and may earn a small commission if you choose to make a purchase through clicking on some of the links on my website. This does not affect your shopping experience (except to make these products easier to find), does not affect product pricing, or your privacy. If you visit Blick and purchase products through my links, the small commission I earn does help me continue my work as an independent artist, however, so please know I appreciate you shopping through my links! Some of the products that are not available through Blick include links directly to the manufacturer’s websites or other sites.

Big Book of Color Charts Contents:

Arteza Expert Caran d’Ache Pastel Pencils
Black Widow Derwent Pastel Pencils
Blick Studio Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils
Bruynzeel Design Koh-i-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils
Caran d’Ache Luminance Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
Caran d’Ache Pablo
Cezanne Arteza Expert
Chameleon Color Tones Bruynzeel
Derwent Artists Caran d’Ache Museum
Derwent Chromaflow Caran d’Ache Neocolor II
Derwent Coloursoft Caran d’Ache Supracolor
Derwent Drawing Derwent Graphitint & Metallic
Derwent Lightfast Derwent Inktense
Derwent Procolour Derwent Watercolour
Derwent Studio & Metallic Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Koh-i-Noor Polycolor Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
Marco Raffine
Marco RenoirMARKERS
Mitsubishi Uni Arteza Real Brush Pens
Prismacolor Premier + Verithin Copic Markers
Schpirerr Farben Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Tombow Irojiten Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Special Luminance & Lightfast Combo
A few of the pages being filled in and colored by the author/artist. Click photo for more details. All art is copyrighted (c) 2021. Do not use without permission, thank you.

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About Me

I love to draw and am officially addicted to colored pencils. Well, most art supplies, really. In addition to the Big Book of Color Charts, I have PDFs you can download, print and color, and I have a few different handmade books (crafted in my small home studio) in addition to coloring books and art journals on Amazon.

You can also find me in some of the usual places

Blick has a wonderful selection of art supplies for coloring and more, and I typically only link to products I have personally used and like to use. As a Blick Affiliate, I may earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase through my website and/ or blog using links to specific products on Blick’s website. This does not affect your shopping experience or your privacy, but earning a small commission does help me continue my work as an independent artist. Thank you!