|Item Weight||0.42 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.8 x 0.55 x 4.65 inches|
|Item model number||700456|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||700456|
Derwent Metallic Water Soluble Pencils, 3.4mm Core, Metal Tin, Drawing, Art, 12-Pack (0700456)
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||7.8 x 0.55 x 4.65 inches|
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- Derwent Metallic Pencils add brilliant definition and highlights to your work; matte metallic colors; 12 pack
- Add a light metallic wash to dissolve the pigment further; pre-sharpened with a sure hexagonal grip
- Metallic tin of 12 pencils contains the following colors: Silver, Pewter, Gold, Antique Gold, Bronze, Copper, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue and Green
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0700456 Features: -Set includes: 12 Pencils of silver, pewter, gold, antique gold, bronze, copper, yellow, red, pink, purple, blue, and green. -Category: Drawing. -Age Group: Adult. Product Type: -Colored Pencils. Dimensions: -3.4mm core and hexagonal 6.9mm barrel.
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My big disappointment was the metallic Gold No. 82. It isn't the light bright gold that I was hoping for. It is only a little bit brighter than the Antique Gold No. 83.
There's also not a lot of difference between the Antique Gold and the Bronze No. 84. And the Pink No. 88 is not much lighter than the Purple No. 89.
I've attached a sheet where I've made sample areas for the twelve colors included in this set. I did not wet the samples (these are listed as water soluble pencils). On my monitor the scan turned out almost identical to the original. But, unfortunately, different monitors may show the colors differently.
I did not buy these pencils to use in a water-soluble fashion. Good thing. I have good water-soluble pencils, and these Derwent Metallics do not work like good water-soluble pencils.
I rate these pencils a little less than OKAY as they disappoint or do not meet the description. Say 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars.
I DID NOT receive ANY kind of compensation/discount for these pencils.
Used dry, these pencils are fairly soft and creamy in application. It takes a heavy hand to get them to completely cover the paper if you are using heavy-weight cold-pressed watercolor paper. The metallic colors that are meant to mimic actual metals (gold, antique gold, bronze, copper, silver and pewter) have a good amount of shine and do look metallic on the page. The other colors (yellow, green blue, red, purple and pink) have a very slight gleam. I had to tilt the paper under the light to see it. They are nice rich colors (although the yellow is closer to green, and the blue and green look almost identical) but I wouldn't have noticed they were "metallic" if I hadn't known they were supposed to be.
I tried them wet by brushing the colors I had applied with a water brush. The colors dissolve very well and leave a strong translucent colored wash on the page. But none of the metallic gleam survives adding water, not for any of the colors.
In contrast, the Faber Castell gold and silver both shine with a high gloss when applied dry. Add water and you get a distinctly gleamy wash of color on the page. (Those are, of course, more expensive than the Derwents.)
The Derwents are nice enough water soluble colored pencils, but they aren't dramatically metallic in appearance.
I do like how easy it is to lay down color and I could see that there is a hint of metallic sparkle to the pencils. However, as soon as you add water, the color is almost nonexistent. Yes, it does move but all the sparkle and shimmer (which was subtle to start with) pretty much disappears. I really like the 72 color watercolor pencil set, but I can only use these as regular colored pencils.
I found the best way to bring out the metallic effect was on black paper and applying an undercoat of color with another pencil like Coloursoft first or Inktense and then layering these pencils over them.
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I’m a Derwent fan and just about all my pencils are made by them. They really are synonymous with high quality and you know that Derwent is a trusted brand. Derwent produce different models of coloured pencils, each for a different purpose and also in different qualities. Think about what you want to draw before purchasing. All topics should be considered. If you buy the full set of pencils on offer (Metallic do 12 colours) you’ll have everything. With sets of less you have to check your choice. Remember you can go onto the Derwent website and download a colour chart which shows you what is in (and missing from!) all sets.
Metallic Pencil Set:
These pencils are probably not for drawing a picture in their own right. I use them for highlighting various areas and adding a special effect to a picture. There are actually 12 colours in the range: 6 metallic and 6 coloured. This tin (Derwent standard) contains all 12 though you can get blister packs of 6. The pencils are hexagonal in shape and the usual 18cm in length. Make sure your pencil case is long enough if you intend using one! The colours are good though be aware that you’re not going to see miracles. Using the silver, for example, doesn’t mean your picture will look like a mirror or a piece of silverware. For best results go onto You Tube and look at some tutorials. That will give you an idea of what they can do. Before you start, use the pencils with and without water on a test sheet (You Tube shows this) and it will give you an idea of what your output will look like. Derwent suggest you use black paper for these pencils but try and experiment with a variety of surfaces. Personally I’m not a great fan and I don’t think they’re that good but do some research yourself. You may love them!
This set is needed as all pencil sets include a gold and silver at most and rairly any other matallic colours.