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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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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.
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Nine Steps to Success Using Inktense Pencils
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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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Brand Name Derwent
Item Weight 2 pounds
Product Dimensions 13.9 x 1 x 7.8 inches
Item model number 2301843
Color Assorted
Number of Items 1
Size 72/Tin
Manufacturer Part Number 2301843

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ASIN B001XCWP34
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4.8 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #7,606 in Office Products (See top 100)
#42 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing > Drawing > Drawing Media > Pencils
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available November 26, 2008

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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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These are wonderful and beautiful pencils. Make yourself a color chart (likes attached chart) as the colors that come out of these pencils are too vibrant and lovely to be adequately represented by a color guide suggestion on the back end of the pencil.
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I initially bought these pencils with the idea of using them to 'base paint' drawings before I completed them with colored pencil. I also thought they would be fun for multi-media usage.

#1 The majority of the colors are very vivid once applied.

#2 The colors 'wet' vary dramatically from the dry color (Highly recommend creating a swatch page with these pencils to reference the colors)

#3 on watercolor and multimedia paper they seem to dry fast. I had read that they were colorfast once they dried, but I've found they still bleed slightly if they come in contact with water a second time.

#4 They blend easily. Easiest to blend by placing the colors you want on the paper dry then blend with your wet brush.

#5 They dry quickly so it seems to work best when you work in small sections versus trying to work a large area.
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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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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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