The Derwent Watercolour Pencil range combines the precision of a pencil and the beauty of watercolour. This great product features a solid watercolour core housed inside a handy woodcase; a convenient alternative to traditional paints! With this pencil you can experience the best quailities of a pencil and a paint as it can be used both wet or dry. The colour strip can be applied to both wet or dry paper to create a range of stunning effects. Strokes of colour can be left dry or water can be added and manipulated with a brush or spritzer to produce a variety of textures. Colour can also be lifted directly from the pencil by applying a wet brush to the tip! The soft texture of the core also makes the colours easy to blend and layer, meaning you have an infinite palette of colour directly at your fingertips. The way in which you add the water can also create a vast range of different effects from bold strokes to delicate washes.
Compared to the Inktense pencils, the colour of the watercolour pencils is much less bright, so they are ideal if you like to do more subtle watercolour paintings.
In this range there are currently 72 classic colours available, which retain their full intensity however they are applied to your artwork. They certainly are a very versatile product that can be used for any number of artistic applications!
The soft texture of the core makes them easy to blend and layer and you can create a variety of effects by adding water, from bold images to delicate washes. Watercolour pencils are not permanent so once the colour is dry you can re-wet it and move it about again.
In this clip professional artist Fiona Peart demonstrates the properties of the Derwent Watercolour Pencil by drawing shells. During the clip Fiona shows various techniques including scraping the colour to create textured effects and using dry colour on wet paper.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guide you through the process of creating drawing of a lovely harbour scene.