|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.8 x 2.2 x 9.7 inches|
|Item model number||2300151|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||2300151|
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Derwent Inktense Pencils, 4mm Core, Wooden Box, 48 Count (2300151)
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- Perfect for bold, expressive drawings by illustrators, designers and students
- Pure, vibrant color washes out to leave a translucent ink-like effect
- Once dry, the color wash is permanent
- Color can be embellished with other media, wet or dry
- Gorgeous wooden box holds 48 pencils together, beautifully
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Derwent Inktense Pencils, 48-Ct. Wooden Box
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!
- Includes a non-soluble outliner
- Also available in a metal tin of 12, 24, 36, or 72 and a wooden box of 18 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.
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Nine Steps to Success Using Inktense Pencils
Since 1832, Derwent has been inspiring amateur and professional artists with an exceptional range of innovative fine art materials.
Top Customer Reviews
In accordance to the teaching of the books I bought, I first started with pencil sketches. As I progressed through the books that discussed Botanical representations, it turned out, that my initial believe was in fact true. The very best and most renown Botanical Artists who have written books about how to draw plants and flowers have developed systems and methodologies that have a certain amount of commonality. It turns out, that if one can draw three dimensional representations of cones, cylinders, spheres and a few other special elements, one can make pictorial representations of most Botanicals. Thus, I spent some time perfecting my ability to draw non-Euclidian geometric shapes, which I had learned how to do when I took my 3 semesters of calculus in college. And then, building upon that, I started to move into color mediums.
First, I started with colored pencils. Then I worked with 'nu-pastels' and pastel pencils. Then I progressed into Aquarelles. And from there, I started to work with watercolors. But the most impressive medium of all, were these "Derwent Inktense Pencils" which are 4 mm core pencils, but with a special character. While when one uses these pencils to draw, it feels very much like one is using a "soft core pencil." However, there is an amazing, dazzling difference between these pencils and regular soft core pencils.
These Inktense Pencils are truly like drawing with watercolor pigments. And the concept is, that the artist uses these pencils and their knowledge or color and form to create drawings that are then bought to an unbelievable level of intensity when they are brushed with water. All of a sudden, what looked like just regular soft core pencil drawings take on an incredible illumination which is even more intense than using watercolor paints. Yet, they have a special character to them that is not present with regular watercolors, be they pan watercolors or watercolors in tubes. They first come alive under the wet brush. But then, rather quickly, they dry to a permanent state, so that additional water no longer changes their hue and beauty. It is so intense, that it defies a written description. Yet, I am willing to attest to the fact that I have never seen anything like it.
There are two things that one should know about this medium though before embarking upon giving it a go. The pencils are expensive, but they are worth every penny. And, because of the way they come alive, the precision with which water is added to the dry image is of the most important and delicate process. So much so, that not only is it expensive to buy the pencils, but it is almost a requirement that the artist utilizes the very best brushes to animate the pigments. Personally, I have found that they only brushes that truly are worth using in order to get the most out of this medium are high end Sable Brushes. Personally, I prefer pure Kolinsky Sable and Ussuri Sable brushes ONLY! Many artists are quite familiar with these sable brushes and most watercolor and even acrylic and oil painters swear by sable brushes and will not use anything else. The same is the case when using the Derwent Inktense Pencils. Sable is rare and expensive. Thus, not only are the pencils expensive, but so are the brushes. Yet, the serious artist or even the aspiring serious artist must look upon the expense as an investment. In fact, the more one gets into art supplies, the more one finds that the better supplies are the ones that cost the money. Even the use of a palette made from white china, as opposed to the plastic kind is something that makes a significant difference, as the china does not stain, like the plastic ones do.
Nonetheless, I cannot recommend any other medium as highly as I can these special pencils. And Derwent makes a very wonderful version of them. While one can mix the colors before wetting them, it is very difficult to do so after they have been wet and then dried. So, the artist will want to be careful in their selection of the specific colors that they choose and would be well advised to test the colors on another piece of watercolor paper before committing it t their actual drawing so they are sure that they have the right colors and hues.
I would whole heartedly endorse these Inktense Pencils by Derwent over every other medium I have yet to try. The artist will NOT be disappointed!