|Item Weight||3.79 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.9 x 1.9 x 9.5 inches|
|Item model number||32891|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||32891|
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Derwent Colored Pencils, WaterColour, Water Color Pencils, Drawing, Art, Wooden Box, 72 Count (32891)
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- STURDY PRECISION – Easy to sharpen, break-resistant pencils are ideal for long periods of use. With a 3.4mm core and hexagonal barrel, you gain precision for detailed drawings. Includes 72 colours.
- WATER SOLUBLE – Combine the control of a pencil with the beauty of watercolour. Use a wetted pencil tip to create rich textured lines or use dampened paper to obtain bright colours with soft edges.
- COLOUR LAYERING – Pigment transfers to paper quickly due to a softer formulation. This helps with blending and layering, creating a range of effects from bold colours to delicate watercolour washes.
- ARTISTIC FLEXIBILITY – Customize colours by adding water to create muted watercolour washes. As the pigment is not permanent, you can use water to move and adjust colours, even after it has dried.
- ACCESSORIES – For best results, combine with other Derwent products, such as Derwent Canvas Pencil Wrap, Derwent Waterbrush Set, Derwent Technique Brushes and Derwent Watercolour Paper Pads.
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Derwent Watercolour Pencils
Create unique colour flows and stunning watercolour effects with Derwent Watercolour Pencils. These easy to sharpen, break-resistant pencils combine sharp precision with flowing colour. With the 3.4mm core and hexagonal barrel, you gain greater control for detailed drawings.
For generations, artists around the world have trusted the Derwent brand. With a proud heritage dating back to 1832, Derwent’s innovation comes from a deep understanding of artists. We appreciate that artists’ needs and aspirations may change over their artistic life, and with this in mind, we’ve produced a wide range of high quality art materials, many of which are made in our British manufacturing plant in The Lake District, Cumbria, in the United Kingdom.
Derwent Watercolour Colored Pencils
Combine the control of a pencil with the beauty of watercolour. You can use dampened paper to obtain bright colours with soft edges, or a wetted pencil tip to create rich, textured lines. The pencils will retain their full intensity, however you choose to use them.
Due to the softer formulation, the pigments transfer to paper more quickly. This allows you to easily blend and layer colours together to create a range of unique effects, from bold, vibrant colours to delicate watercolour washes.
Create flowing watercolour effects with the versatile pigments. As the colours are not permanent, you can use water to move and adjust the colour again and again, even after it has dried. Customize colours by adding more water, which allows you to create muted, watercolour washes.
Derwent Watercolour Pencils can be mixed with water to create unique colour flows and stunning watercolour effects. These easy to sharpen, break-resistant pencils are ideal for long periods of use. Plus, with the 3.4mm core and hexagonal barrel, you gain greater precision for detailed drawings. They combine the control of a pencil with the beauty of watercolour. Use a wetted pencil tip to create rich, textured lines, or use dampened paper to obtain bright colours with soft edges. The pigment transfers to paper quickly due to the softer formulation, which makes it easier to blend and layer colours. Create a range of effects, from bold, vibrant colours to delicate watercolour washes. Easily customize colours by adding more water, which creates a more muted, watercolour wash. As the pigment is not permanent, you can use water to move and adjust the colours, even after it has dried. With a heritage dating to 1832, Derwent’s innovation comes from an understanding of artists. We’ve produced a range of quality art materials, many of which are made in our British manufacturing plant.
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I use these to make cards with. I stamp images and then color them and needed something with vibrant colors that blended well. I didn't want to use my kid's college education on Copic markers that eventually dried out. With the watercolor, it gives me the color saturation and blending that is similar to Copic markers. The only reason why I didn't start using these on watercolor paper was because my watercolor papers tended to be an off-white color. Once you put the finished painting on white cardstock to make the cards, it didn't quite match. I have found out that getting a truly white paper will be nearly impossible, however, since the chemicals used to bleach the paper actual degrades the paper and reduces/eliminates their archival properties.
I am hooked. Once my skills improve, I might even venture into painting my own watercolor masterpieces. Below are some examples of the results you can get with stamps and Inktense. The flowers were done on Spectrum Noir paper and the little girls were done on watercolor paper. I would not recommend getting anything bigger than the 24 pencil set unless you are a real artist and can really differentiate between the very slight color tones in the big set. Since these are watercolors, you can use more or less ink with more or less water to get 2-3 shade out of one pencil. You can also blend colors to get more colors.
I do art journaling and the cheaper watercolor pencils that I’d purchased at Michaels were prone to breakage. Not so these Derwent Watercolor Pencils! This was a huge PLUS in my book. They are easy to sharpen, and do not break in the process!
The one drawback that I’ve noticed is that they lose their point very quickly. Two strokes on the paper, and the nice sharp point is no longer there.
At first, I was a little disappointed by the colors ~ there’s lots of green in this set and more autumn-like colors. But they’re good for coloring nature scenes.
The color spreads out very nicely on paper. And the darker one colors something, the more vibrant the color is when water is added. I don’t think one would want to use them without the water as the color gets a little flaky, and I think the color would rub off onto a facing page. But they work great with a water pen.
Watercolor pencils overcome many of these problems, and Derwent makes some of the best watercolor pencils around. Naturally, brushes and water are still involved in the process, but the are put off until later in the proceedings. Now, the user can have precise control over where and how much color is applied. Indeed, the user has the option of applying no water at all, using these as colored pencils for portions of the work. Or the user can use them directly with the brush, treating the pencil as a watercolor "pot." All of this flexibility makes this a marvelous medium to work with.
For those coming over from colored pencil, these pencils do not have a rich, buttery feel one gets from Prismacolor. Instead, they are a bit on the chalky side and throw off considerably more dust than their non-watercolor cousins. Still, used dry, the color intensity is comparable to Derwent's Studio line, meaning they are perfectly functional as colored pencils.
They shine with the application of water--producing intense, translucent color. They can be used to produce a pure watercolor effect or as part of layering process along with regular colored pencils to produce something more like an oil painting. Used this way, the watercolor pencils play the role of providing base layers, which are then hydrated up to the point where finishing layers and burnishing are applied using conventional colored pencils. Gary Greene, a prominent colored pencil author, is a fan of this technique.
These pencils are also a great companion with conventional watercolors as well. One technique I use is to rely on the watercolors for washes over large areas where control is not an issue and the premium is on smooth layering or gradation. I then turn to the watercolor pencils for more detailed areas where precise control is at a premium. The result are watercolor works vastly better than anything I could produce with paints alone.
By way of (unfair) comparison, I've also used Faber-Castell's scholar line of watercolor pencils. The Derwents produced much more saturated color and fewer visible particles of pigment in a wash. The comparison is unfair because this is Derwent's artist line. On the other hand, it is vastly cheaper than Faber's artist line for the same product.