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Derwent Inktense Pencils, 4mm Core, Metal Tin, 72 Count (2301843)

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  • Perfect for bold, expressive drawings
  • Pure, vibrant color washes out to leave a translucent ink-like effect
  • Once dry, the color wash is permanent and can be embellished with other wet or dry media
  • Blue barrel with color end tab for easy identification
  • Sturdy metal tin includes 72 pencils, each of an exciting color range
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Brand NameDerwent
Item Weight1.8 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 1 x 7.8 inches
Item model number2301843
ColorAssorted
Number of Items1
Size72/Tin
Manufacturer Part Number2301843
  
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ASINB001XCWP34
Shipping Weight1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 26, 2008
  
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Derwent Inktense Pencils, 72-Ct. Metal Tin

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Vibrant Color with the Performance of Traditional Pen and Ink

Derwent Inktense Pencils are as versatile as watercolor pencils, with a firmer texture that allows them to perform with the brilliant intensity of traditional pen and ink. Use them individually or mix colors together to create rich, subtle tones for bold, expressive drawings. The soft leads allow for quick lay down of vibrant color, and they can be used dry or washed out with a little water to create a vivid yet translucent effect. Lift color off of the end of the pencil to strengthen the tonality of your work. And, if you need to soften it, apply dry color over drawn areas. Create texture by flicking color off the end of the pencil using a wet brush. Once dry the color is permanent and can be worked over with other media. Inktense pencils are perfect for a diverse range of art, from Japanese Manga to vibrant silk painting, traditional watercolors to stunning botanical illustrations. A color tab at the top of the pencil matches the core color for easy identification. And, they’re presharpened, so you can get to work right away!

  • Range of 71 jewel-like colors
  • Includes a non-soluble outliner
  • Also available in a metal tin of 12, 24, or 36 and a wooden box of 18, 48, or 72
Create in Three Ways:
  • On Silk — Wet the silk and use a dry pencil to draw directly on the surface or lift the color from the pencil with a wet brush and apply directly onto the surface. Once dry, the piece can be washed and ironed.
  • Rubber Stamping — Use the Inktense pencils to fill in gaps created by the stamp, or mixing Inktense and water to create a paint that can be applied to the stamp surface.
  • Quilting — Dab a small amount of textile medium on your fabric and simply color it with Inktense for a permanent design.
Inktense Pencils, 72-Ct.
Full Color Selection
Nine Steps to Success Using Inktense Pencils
Made in UK
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Since 1832, Derwent has been inspiring amateur and professional artists with an exceptional range of innovative fine art materials.

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I love the intense colors, both dry and blended with water.
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The colors are beautiful and vibrant.
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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Albert on March 23, 2013
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I am just starting to learn how to paint and decided to buy Derwent's Inktense pencils with a gift card I got for Christmas. As other reviewers have noted, the colors are very intense and they are not at all like regular watercolor pencils - they are ink. This means that once the color has been "activated" with water and dries, it can no longer be moved around or manipulated. This makes them a little more difficult to handle than regular watercolors. I have learned a few tricks worth sharing:
1. To create a streak-free area of one color (like a sky), shave off little bits of the color pencil lead into a cup and add water to create a wet ink. Then use a wet-on-wet technique to get a streak free space. You can use paper towels to pick up the color while it is still wet to create clouds etc.
2. The pencils can be layered. Once dry, you can add another layer of the same color to get a more intense color or a different color if you want to make adjustments.
3. If you want a very strong color, try wetting your brush and rubbing it on the tip of the pencil to get the pigment onto your brush.
4. The colors will bleed, just like watercolors, so wait for areas to dry before progressing if you want distinct areas of color.
5. The white color pencil can be layered onto other colors, but it will appear translucent. It can make a cool rain effect on a blue sky.
6. I find it best to put down a variety of colors all at once and then (very carefully) wet them with my brush, starting with the lightest colors first. This allows the colors to all blend together and avoids sharp lines of color demarcation.
I have been using 140 lb Strathmore watercolor paper and this works fine. I tried cheaper stuff and it didn't look quite as nice. I have not tried a water pen yet.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Treborian Reld on September 22, 2013
I've been an artist most of my life and I've experimented with nearly every type of art media at one time or another, but I always came back to pencil and ink because I can work on the detail I prefer and I'm comfortable with my monochrome artwork . However, a few years ago, I was convinced to give color another try, using color and watercolor pencils that were given me to try. I'd never really mastered color. Black, blue or grey and white were my forte. But the Derwent's Inktense watercolor pencils I received have changed all that. They let me draw in color and then use a brush to make that color as permanent as any permanent ink! And, because they are permanent once they dry, I can add layer after layer of color with no fear of getting that muddy color all watercolorists must hate!They are not at all like regular watercolor pencils; activate them with a watercolor brush and let them dry and the paint can't be re-wet like regular watercolor pencils or watercolor paint can. They become a permanent ink!

Also, the colors Inktense pencils can create are far more bright and vibrant than and other color pencil, watercolor pencil or watercolor paint can ever hope too! And if you add more color to that you've already laid down, it becomes even more intense! These are awesome tools for any artist.

The best paper to use these pencils on is 140 1b. cold press, hot press or rough watercolor paper. I find Arches to be my favorite watercolor so far, though I'm not really sure why. You should also keep in mind that Inktense watercolor pencils dry much faster than regular watercolors, so don't goof about with the work. Be serious about your work, as all artists should be!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND INKTENSE WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!!!!!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By salemskye.com on February 17, 2013
The introduction of this range was big news. Vibrant, jewel-like colours, they brought about a revolution in the coloured pencil world. When water was added the pigments became ink-like, they were permanent too which meant once diluted they would stay on the page and couldn't be lifted off. They came with an outliner pencils too which was water-resistant - no bleeding!

The outliner is lovely - like a graphite pencil but oh-so smooth. Handsome livery too - dark royal blue with gold detailing. High lightfastness on the darker end of the range with 3/4s at the lighter end - something to consider. And they can be used on fabrics like silk. The pinks and purples are eye-poppingly decadent.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Davis on April 9, 2013
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I bought this set after taking a local class. We were taught to use them on fabric using the 5 color set. I was so impressed I bought the largest set available. If I can't find something locally, Amazon is the first place I look for something. When water is added, the color gets really intense so go very light at first and get a feel for them. We heat set them with an iron since it was on fabric. I haven't tried them on paper yet.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Robert Lawless on February 4, 2013
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I had bought a set of 24 at the local arts and crafts store and loved them, but wanted more colors. Found these on Amazon, a set of 72 for not much more than what I paid for 24 locally. These make drawing/painting a most pleasurable experience and produce amazing results. The range of colors is great, and they can be blended easily. My only wish is that they had several colors that approximate true sking tones, especially for Caucasian skin tones. I do mostly drawings of Native Americans and can blend several of these colors to true tones, especially using Willow and a light graphite shading. If you love these as much as I do, you'll also want Derwent's Graphtint Pencils (set of 24), which has more earthly tones, but works very well with the inktense - both are water soluble and produce anything as good as true water-colors can. Do not delay - buy now!!
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