A couple of days ago I put a poll up on social media asking whether anyone still uses Marco Raffine pencils and whether a conversion chart to Prisma & Poly would be useful. I wanted some feedback from you because I wasn't sure whether Marcos are used much anymore- they were really popular in 2016/17 but I don't hear much about them on the colouring groups these days. Maybe now that the colouring trend is over and only the die-hard dedicated colourists remain, Raffines just don't cut it in the colourist's arsenal.
However 60-70% of you said you'd make use of the chart, so I got to making it! It didn't come easy though... I'm one of these people who seems to go around things the hardest way, completely blind to the simplest solution. I decided I wanted the chart to look really different, so I selected a shape for each brand of pencils. After much copy/pasting, I finally had a blank frame to colour. So I printed and coloured it by hand, and re-uploaded to the computer for final edits (basically, smoothing the colours so they didn't look as washed out as they did on the scan). Then I realised one fundamental error...
I had forgotten to leave any space to write the colour numbers! Major fail! I deliberated over how I was going to rectify this and eventually ended up digitally adjusting the space between every single row, making room for the numbers. This was much more time-consuming than it sounds! Finally, I had the completed chart, both blank and coloured, which I have turned into a PDF download for you all to print/save as you wish. I hope you find it useful and excuse any wobbly lines! I really never want to see this chart again for as long as I live, it really has been the bane of my life for the last few days haha!
How to use the chart: Raffine colours are in the square shapes, Prismacolor in triangles, Polychromos in circles. The numbers for each pencil are written underneath each shape. From left to right, the Raffines are in order from pencil numbers 501-571.