I can't tell you where to buy them in the UK. I buy them here at the art supply store. I can tell you what colors I use.
#200 Mocha Dark
172 Light Umber
199 Mocha Light
88 Dark Brown
201 Cinnamon Toast
95 Light Tan
61 Dark Umber
93 Burnt Ochre
and the most important of them all 121 Colorless blender, buy a couple.
Some are warm and some are cool, for me it matters when blending into the fur.
Susan, I don't know where to get them in the UK, either, but I order mine from Carpe Diem. www.carpediemstore.com They have the best price on them anywhere that I know of and the colors Joanne suggested are many of the ones I use most. And she's right about the blender marker . . . get several.
I'm not sure about Prisma Colours, But I buy Copic pens from here -
They have an amazing choice of colours!!
Wouldn't the Color Blenders tone down any of the stronger shades, to be more acceptable colors or more what you were looking for? Custom colors or blended shades of several colors?
That's always worked for me and the color blenders from Copic have worked on Prisma & vice versa....
do you use only the pencils and do you think they work well? do you use markers?
i haven't sone any shading yet on my bears and wish to start but dont know what to try, what works better, so many choices.
thanks for your help i'm off to take alook now. by the way are you going to Hugglets this year.