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If there's, three things i love in this world, one is saving some coin, two, it's, art supplies and, lastly, not leaving the house who would have guessed and on today's. Episode of amazon is taking over the world amazon combined.

All of those three things by creating their own budget-friendly amazon, branded version of the top-selling art supplies and today, as an avid user of art supplies myself, i.. did i just say, michael phelps, and today i'm, going to compare said knockoffs with the Original thing now before we can get into this video in order for you to fully understand this brand, there's, a huge premise that you need to know about diapers.

com. I know i know that sounds crazy and it sounds like it has nothing to do with the video, but just trust me. In 2009, diapers.com was the hot spot to get cheap diapers delivered right to your door and the current owner of amazon aka the world's richest man, aka jeff, bezos aka, the real life lex luthor.

He and his company took notice of how profitable diapers.com was becoming so amazon offered to buy divers.com, to which they said. No. Why why? Why would we do that and in response to that rejection, amazon did what i believe to be the literal most petty thing in existence: amazon lowered their diaper prices, so much so they were on track to lose over a hundred million dollars just so they can get The customers from diapers.

com over to amazon.com and at that point, losing a huge, huge, huge amount of their customers. Diapers.Com was no longer profitable. They had to lay off over 200 people close their website and sell their main company to the only person who would be willing to buy it amazon.

com and just like that, amazon wiped out their main competition and gained control of the diaper market. So yeah circle it around. In 2020, they've, expanded past diapers and now in the art supply game which really intrigued me.

So i plan to be very thorough in this video completely honest. If i like something, i'm gonna, say it. If i don't like something i'll also say it so now that you understand the full context. I have three art supplies here for you today and, with that being said, let's unbox it now.

This is the amazonbasics premium, colored pencils in a 72 count. The first thing that i got to say is that i'm, really impressed with the sleek packaging. I think this looks really really nice and i even appreciated their eco-friendly cardboard packaging.

I think that's, really good for amazon and the claims are they're, soft and smooth. They have thick cores to resist, breakage and longer lasting usage. They have rich saturated pigments, and one of the more questionable claims is that they're artist, quality, meaning that they're made out of like the highest quality pigments.

So we'll, be the judge of that now. These were made to be a cheaper alternative to my favorite ride or die prismacolor premiere, soft core colored pencils wow. Okay. Now this is the 72 72-pack. Now i got ta say i'm, pretty impressed with the color selection.

There's. A really really nice range of colors, one thing i see often with colored pencils. Is there be a lot of blue, but not a lot of yellow or a lot of brown, not a lot of gray. I got ta hand it to amazon, whoever they hired to create the color palette.

They did an incredible job now, every single colored pencil thank the lord has the name of the color on here, as well as the corresponding number to the back of the tin. I just got ta say this is so surreal right now to see the word amazon on a colored pencil.

I never in a million billion years would have thought i would be in this scenario. It's so strange now, because that color selection is just so good. I'm kind of curious to know if they copied the exact same color selection from the prisma colors.

So let's, see uh yeah. No! They're different, i mean there are some similarities like, for example, the metallics are very similar and, of course, with 72 colors. You got to get all the primaries in the secondaries, but one thing i got to say is prismacolor has way more vibrant colors than the amazon basic ones like, for example, these two neon greens, these two together, are way more vibrant and bright in neon than anything Else in the packaging so yeah, the colors are similar, not the same all right, let's, check this bad boy out and see how old they work.

Oh, no, that's. Gon na bug me anyway. The show must go on alright. Let's, try out kingfisher blue and see how it works. Oh, my gosh. Let me make sure i'm using the amazon one, because, oh my gosh, okay, i know this is like the very first swatch, but i've, been using prismacolors for so long.

If i was to close my eyes right now - and you were to switch out one of these and tell me it was a prismacolor - i would believe you right off the bat. This has that exact same smooth formula that i love about prismacolor wow.

That is not what i was expecting. If i'm gonna be honest here, i was expecting these to just be like cheap colored pencils, but i'm. A little shook right now. What the heck we'll. Try out another color, we'll, try uh magenta, oh, and they blend the same too.

Oh, my goodness, this is actually crazy. All right! Let's. Put this to the test, because just from that first watch alone, i'm, not gonna lie. I'm already blown away, so i got two very very similar colors.

I'm gonna blend them and we'll see so first up will be prismacolor prismacolor boom, seamless as usual now for the amazon, basic ones. Amazon, basics boom also a seamless transition guys our overlord jeff bezos might be onto something for the first time in my channel.

I have never done this, but i'm about to do a second blend test, because i'm. A little shook with how well that blended, the first time wow they blended again seamlessly i'm uncomfortable with how well that works um, just curious, i wonder if they layer on top of each other and by the way i'm.

Sorry, if it seems like i'm pressing, really really hard, my desk is super unstable right now. So i'm, giving the illusion that i'm, like going in super hard and shaking my desk, but it's. Actually, just my desk is old, wow, okay, wow.

It even layers perfectly on top of each other. All i'm saying, is in all my years of using colored pencils, i've, never found a formulation that works literally exact same as the prismacolor. This is crazy.

I'm gonna. Do some swatches of some like really weird unique colors and we'll, see how the pigment does hi siri? Can you play freak on a leash by korn, now playing freak on a leash by Korn? Earlier i had mentioned how well they performed how smooth they were, and i've, never seen a formula so similar to prismacolors, but there's been a new plot development.

I found the catch. There is very much a difference in the amount of pigment. For example, the amazon basic black is just that much lighter than the prismacolor black, the neons. It's, a very drastic difference between the two, while the pigments in a prismacolor is about a hundred percent.

The pigments in amazon basics is about an eighty percent. If you're doing realism, you want that extra white. You want that extra black to pull out shadows so yeah that difference in pigment could definitely be a problem for a lot of artists uh.

The second potential issue is the barrel size. Now, when i think of thick first thing, i think of is myself, and the second thing is the caren d'ashe colored pencils, amazon says the barrels are thick, but they're, actually just the standard, colored, pencil size and the whole Entire reason as to why you would want to have a thick barrel is that it protects the lead on the inside and lastly, and this one's.

Probably the biggest issue that i've found so far. It doesn't, say anything about the light fastness. How archival it is. Even people online were asking questions and didn't get an answer, not knowing the light fastness and how archival these colored pencils are.

That is a huge, huge, huge deal breaker for so many artists out there, especially if you're working on commissions or in the professional realm. You need your colored pencils to last and you need to know how long they're.

Going to last now, just to make sure i'm, getting the correct information about these colored pencils. I went ahead and i created a drawing that's. Half amazon, basics and half prismacolor and yup same results.

They worked almost identical, but, of course, amazon, basics, didn't have that extra vibrancy and pigment that prismacolor had so do i recommend these yes hell to the s best way that i can truly describe these colored pencils is they are the truest knock Off the prismacolor i have ever found ever, i recommend these to every single person.

As long as you're, not like professional or doing commissions, or maybe you just want to be like extra bougie and have that extra vibrancy. And if you are interested in purchasing anything that i've named, i will leave an affiliate link down below uh, so yeah.

We still have two more art supplies to go, but i can truly say i'm, pretty impressed with this very first one. Now this leads us to the second art supply and guys. If this art supply is good, it could be a game changer.

The next art supply that i'm about to show you is only seven dollars for a 17 piece art set, but first i want to talk about how it came, which is in this cardboard, packaging, which again, i think that's.

Fine, especially since it is technically more eco-friendly, but this specific art supply, as you're about to see, is very, very, very delicate, so i'm very curious to see if it got damaged at all. Oh, it came perfectly.

Oh, thank god. This is the amazon basics, 17 piece drawing and charcoal set. It comes with a sharpener, a variety of drawing pencils, not one but two erasers, a tortillons three charcoal pencils in a variety of hardnesses and it comes with four conte sticks that's.

Incredible now this one's, a little bit less of an exact knockoff. I guess you can say compared to the colored pencils, but i am going to compare it to one of the biggest, if not the biggest name, when it comes to charcoal pencils.

Generals generals charcoal now i got ta say i really like the design of these charcoal amazon pencils with the matte barrel and the gold. These look really really nice. Honestly, it's, a little creepy.

It's, kind of creepy, like how nice all of this stuff is usually with knockoffs. The company doesn't know what makes it good, but this is like really really good uncomfortably good. I just woke up so i'm.

Sorry, if my voice sounds super deep right now, i'm all hello, ladies, but uh yeah. This side is the pencils. This side is the conte stick. I had to use a royal charcoal pencil because the general set only came with two.

What i said about the colored pencils. You can apply that exact same thing here to the charcoal they work literally, the exact same, even more so than the colored pencils. If you can believe it or not, but the name brand is just slightly better just slightly more pigmented, just slightly more smoother.

When i was doing the drawing segment, they were so similar that i just started freely. Switching out the generals brand with the amazon brand, and i could not tell a difference between the two, but as always, there's, a catch throughout the entirety of this video.

I've, been comparing the pentel graphic gear pencil with the amazonbasics graphic gear pencil and i've. Come to the conclusion. Amazon basics is just that basics. This brand is based on getting the name brand art supplies and they're, cutting corners with production costs by saving money in very sneaky ways.

For example, the graphic pen, the name brand, is slightly larger than the amazon basics it's. Also a little bit heavier and has more luxurious details like the pencil gripper, while the amazon basic one is just that it's, a basic graphic pencil, the conte.

Stick, it's ever so slightly smaller than the name brand. The tortillon is made out of compressed paper as opposed to the more expensive option rolled rice paper tortillons, like i mentioned, with the colored pencils and the graphite, the pigment isn't fully fully.

There basic is the most incredible way to describe it. If you want a basic colored pencil here, it is if you want a basic graphing pencil with no funny stuff here. It is if you need some basic charcoal here.

It is there's, no luxury when it comes to amazon, basics and honestly, i'm cool with that. I understand that i i can't believe i'm saying this, but our overlord jeff bezos. He's on to something. Do i recommend all of this stuff for people who are looking for art supplies at a cheap price? Yes, heck yeah, but if you do want that little extra edge that you would find with the name brand then get the name brand.

But most people just want the basic job done and that's. What amazon basics is? It gets the job done. So anyway, guys thank you so much again for watching. I will leave a playlist down below of more art, supply reviews and art challenges.

If you're, not subscribed with notifications, don't forget hit that bell. Thank you guys. So much again for watching - and i will see you next - video bye if there's, three things i love in this world, one is saving some coin, two, it's, art supplies and, lastly, not leaving the house who would have guessed This and on today's.

Episode of amazon is taking over the world amazon combined. All of those three things by creating their own budget-friendly amazon, branded version of the top-selling art supplies, [, Music, ] and today, as an avid user of art supplies my fail.

My my did, i just say, michael phelps, and today i'm, going to compare said knockoffs with the original thing now before we can get into this video. In order for you to fully understand this brand, there's, a huge premise that you need to know about diapers.

com. I know i know that sounds crazy and it sounds like it has nothing to do with the video, but just trust me in 2009. Diapers.Com was the hot spot to get cheap diapers delivered right to your door and the current owner of amazon aka the world's richest man, aka jeff, bezos aka, the real life lex luthor [, Music ].

He and his company took notice of how profitable diapers.com was becoming so amazon offered to buy divers.com, to which they said. No. Why why? Why would we do that and in response to that rejection, amazon did what i believe to be the literal most petty thing in existence: amazon lowered their diaper prices, so much so they were on track to lose over a hundred million dollars just so they can get The customers from diapers.

com over to amazon.com and at that point, losing a huge, huge, huge amount of their customers. Diapers.Com was no longer profitable. They had to lay off over 200 people close their website and sell their main company to the only person who would be willing to buy it amazon.

com and just like that, amazon wiped out their main competition and gained control of the diaper market. So yeah circle it around. In 2020, they've, expanded past diapers and now in the art supply game which really intrigued me.

So i plan to be very thorough in this video completely honest. If i like something, i'm gonna, say it. If i don't like something i'll also say it so now that you understand the full context. I have three art supplies here for you today and, with that being said, let's unbox, it [ Music ].

Now this is the amazonbasics premium, colored pencils in a 72 count. The first thing that i got to say is that i'm, really impressed with the sleek packaging. I think this looks really really nice and i even appreciated their eco-friendly cardboard packaging.

I think that's, really good for amazon, [, Music. ] and the claims are they're, soft and smooth. They have thick cores to resist, breakage and longer lasting usage. They have rich saturated pigments, and one of the more questionable claims is that they're artist, quality, meaning that they're made out of like the highest quality pigments.

So we'll, be the judge of that now. These were made to be a cheaper alternative to my favorite ride or die prismacolor premiere, soft core colored pencils, [, Music, ] wow. Okay, now this is the 72 72-pack.

Now i got ta say i'm, pretty impressed with the color selection. There's, a really really nice range of colors. One thing i see often with colored pencils, is there be a lot of blue, but not a lot of yellow or a lot of brown, not a lot of gray.

I got ta hand it to amazon, whoever they hired to create the color palette. They did an incredible job now, every single colored pencil thank the lord has the name of the color on here, as well as the corresponding number to the back of the tin.

I just got ta say this is so surreal right now to see the word amazon on a colored pencil. I never in a million billion years would have thought i would be in this scenario. It's so strange now, because that color selection is just so good.

I'm kind of curious to know if they copied the exact same color selection from the prisma colors. So let's, see [ Music ] uh yeah. No, they're different. I mean there are some similarities like, for example, the metallics are very similar and, of course, with 72 colors.

You got to get all the primaries in the secondaries, but one thing i got to say is prismacolor has way more vibrant colors than the amazon basic ones like, for example, these two neon greens, these two together, are way more vibrant and bright in neon than anything Else in the packaging so yeah, the colors are similar, not the same all right, let's, check this bad boy out and see how old they work.

Oh, no, that's. Gon na bug me anyway. The show must go on alright. Let's, try out kingfisher blue and see how it works. [, Music, ]! Oh my gosh. Let me make sure i'm using the amazon one, because, oh my gosh, okay, i know this is like the very first swatch, but i've, been using prismacolors for so long.

If i was to close my eyes right now - and you were to switch out one of these and tell me it was a prismacolor - i would believe you right off the bat. This has that exact same smooth formula that i love about prismacolor wow.

That is not what i was expecting. If i'm gonna be honest here, i was expecting these to just be like cheap colored pencils, but i'm. A little shook right now. What the heck we'll. Try out another color, we'll, try uh magenta, oh, and they blend the same too.

Oh, my goodness, this is actually crazy. All right! Let's. Put this to the test, because just from that first watch alone, i'm, not gonna lie. I'm already blown away, so i got two very very similar colors.

I'm gonna blend them and we'll see so first up will be prismacolor prismacolor boom, seamless as usual now for the amazon, basic ones. Amazon, basics boom also a seamless transition guys our overlord jeff bezos might be onto something for the first time in my channel.

I have never done this, but i'm about to do a second blood test, because i'm. A little shook with how well that blended, the first time wow they blended again seamlessly i'm uncomfortable with how well that works.

Um just curious, i wonder if they layer on top of each other [ Music ] and by the way i'm. Sorry, if it seems like i'm pressing, really really hard. My desk is super unstable right now. So i'm, giving the illusion that i'm, like going in super hard and shaking my desk, but it's.

Actually, just my desk is old, wow, okay, wow. It even layers perfectly on top of each other. All i'm saying, is in all my years of using colored pencils, i've, never found a formulation that works literally exact same as the prismacolor.

This is crazy. I'm gonna. Do some swatches of some like really weird unique colors and we'll, see how the pigment does hi siri? Can you play freak on a leash by corn now playing freak on a leash by [ Music, ], corn, [, Music, ] [, Music ]? Earlier i had mentioned how well they performed how smooth they were, and i've, never seen a formula so similar to prismacolors, but there's been a new plot development.

I found the catch. There is very much a difference in the amount of pigment [, Music ], for example, the amazon basic black is just that much lighter than the prismacolor black, the neons. It's, a very drastic difference between the two, while the pigments in a prismacolor is about a hundred percent.

The pigments in amazon basics is about an eighty percent. If you're doing realism, you want that extra white. You want that extra black to pull out shadows so yeah that difference in pigment could definitely be a problem for a lot of artists uh.

The second potential issue is the barrel size. Now, when i think of thick first thing, i think of is myself and the second thing is the care and dosh colored pencils. Amazon says the barrels are thick, but they're, actually just the standard, colored, pencil size and the whole entire reason.

As to why you would want to have a thick barrel is that it protects the lead on the inside and lastly, and this one's, probably the biggest issue that i've found so far. It doesn't, say anything about the light fastness.

How archival it is. Even people online were asking questions and didn't get an answer, not knowing the light fastness and how archival these colored pencils are. That is a huge, huge, huge deal breaker for so many artists out there, especially if you're working on commissions or in the professional realm.

You need your colored pencils to last and you need to know how long they're. Going to last now, just to make sure i'm, getting the correct information about these colored pencils. I went ahead and i created a drawing that's.

Half amazon, basics and half prismacolor and yup same results. They worked almost identical, but, of course, amazon, basics, didn't have that extra vibrancy and pigment that prismacolor had so do i recommend these yes hell to the s best way that i can truly describe these colored pencils is they are the truest knock Off the prismacolor i have ever found ever, i recommend these to every single person.

As long as you're, not like professional or doing commissions, or maybe you just want to be like extra bougie and have that extra vibrancy. And if you are interested in purchasing anything that i've named, i will leave an affiliate link down below uh, so yeah.

We still have two more art supplies to go, but i can truly say i'm, pretty impressed with this very first one. Now this leads us to the second art supply and guys. If this art supply is good, it could be a game changer.

The next art supply that i'm about to show you is only seven dollars for a 17 piece art set, but first i want to talk about how it came, which is in this cardboard, packaging, which again, i think that's.

Fine, especially since it is technically more eco-friendly, but this specific art supply, as you're about to see, is very, very, very delicate. So i'm very curious to see if it got damaged at all [ Music ].

Oh, it came perfectly. Oh thank god. This is the amazon basics, 17 piece drawing and charcoal set. It comes with a sharpener, a variety of drawing pencils, not one but two erasers, a tortilla three charcoal pencils in a variety of hardnesses, and it comes with four contain sticks that's.

Incredible now this one's, a little bit less of an exact knockoff. I guess you can say compared to the colored pencils, but i am going to compare it to one of the biggest, if not the biggest name, when it comes to charcoal pencils.

Generals generals charcoal [, Music ]. Now i got ta say i really like the design of these charcoal amazon pencils with the matte barrel and the gold. These look really really nice. Honestly, it's, a little creepy.

It's, kind of creepy, like how nice all of this stuff is usually with knockoffs. The company doesn't know what makes it good, but this is like really really good uncomfortably good. I just woke up so i'm.

Sorry, if my voice sounds super deep right now, i'm all hello, ladies, but uh yeah. This side is the pencils. This side is the conte stick. I had to use a royal charcoal pencil because the general set only came with two.

What i said about the colored pencils. You can apply that exact same thing here to the charcoal they work literally, the exact same, even more so than the colored pencils. If you can believe it or not, but the name brand is just slightly better just slightly more pigmented, just slightly more smoother.

When i was doing the drawing segment, they were so similar that i just started freely. Switching out the generals brand with the amazon brand, and i could not tell a difference between the two, but as always, there's, a catch throughout the entirety of this video.

I've, been comparing the pentel graphic gear pencil with the amazonbasics graphic gear pencil and i've. Come to the conclusion. Amazon basics is just that basics. This brand is based on getting the name brand art supplies and they're, cutting corners with production costs by saving money in very sneaky ways.

For example, the graphic pen, the name brand, is slightly larger than the amazon basics it's. Also a little bit heavier and has more luxurious details like the pencil gripper, while the amazon basic one is just that it's, a basic graphic pencil, the kante.

Stick, it's ever so slightly smaller than the name brand. The tortillon is made out of compressed paper as opposed to the more expensive option rolled rice paper tortillons, like i mentioned, with the colored pencils and the graphite, the pigment isn't fully fully.

There basic is the most incredible way to describe it. If you want a basic colored pencil here, it is if you want a basic graphing pencil with no funny stuff here. It is if you need some basic charcoal here.

It is there's, no luxury when it comes to amazon, basics and honestly, i'm cool with that. I understand that i i can't believe i'm saying this, but our overlord jeff bezos. He's on to something. Do i recommend all of this stuff for people who are looking for art supplies at a cheap price? Yes, hell yeah, but if you do want that little extra edge that you would find with the name brand then get the name brand.

But most people just want the basic job done and that's. What amazon basics is? It gets the job done. So anyway, guys thank you so much again for watching. I will leave a playlist down below of more art, supply reviews and art challenges.

If you're, not subscribed with notifications, don't forget hit that bell. Thank you guys. So much again for watching - and i will see you next - video bye,

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