The extra-fine quality of Museum Aquarelle colour pencils makes them perfect for all the requirements of water-colour painting and artistic drawing.
• Leads: soft, 3.8 mm, high breaking strength
• Instantly and totally water-soluble
• Highly saturated pigments
• Low powdering
• Optimum transparency with no clouding effects
• Exceptional lightfastness (between *** and *****) in dry or wet use
• Bright colours
• Techniques: - watercolours, washes, crosshatching, graded applications, unlimited blending possibilities, mixed media - dry or wet drawing on all supports (paper, cardboard, canvas, etc.)
Available in 6 sets; for more details about the sets, click the 'Sets' tab above.
This selection of 12 colours - including 3 primary colours, each represented by two shades - offers a wealth of shades that will express any artist's most inspired imagination.
This selection of warm and cold shades makes it ideal for creating a variety of sea scenes.
This selection of colours is ideal for creating a variety of landscape scenes.
This selection of 12 colours offers an extensive array of shades with which you can express your creative ideas.
The complete range of museum pencils in sturdy card box. This box contains the full range of Museum Aquarelle Pencils plus two Technalo Water-Soluble graphite pencils.
Dimensions: 35cm x 20.5cm x 4.5cm
For the complete range of museum pencils in a top quality wooden box.
Dimensions: 38.5cm x 22cm x 6.5cm
Caran D’Ache have recently released new coloured pencils – Museum Aquarelle. They come in 76 colours though only the full range is available in singles. Currently, the collections available are 12 Basics, 20 Marine and 20 Landscape.
The collection of 12 came in a beautiful square box with foam top and bottom and grooved to hold the pencils. The pencils themselves are gorgeous.
They are chunky and weighty. They have a black matt livery with a generous colour-dipped tip. In the collection of 12 you get 2 options for every colour group – I was disappointed not to get a white though, I may buy that separately. On the hexagonal barrell, Caran D’Ache helpfully have added the lightfast rating – this collection is 3 to 5 stars – the only ‘fugitive’ pencil being the cobalt blue.
I love the chunky cores in these too. The cores are soft, dense and chunky – chunky enough for you to get stuck in and carried away with your work without fear of damage lending to a more expressive feel to your work rather than detailed.
When you add water to them, they dissolve instantly and the wash is thick and creamy thinning out to a nice wash. The ‘fugitive’ blue is a little wishy-washy but the rest are good. The dry pigment is thick and dense, solid laydown. I use rough watercolour card for my swatches and these pencils coped admirably though filling the tooth with the chunky cores would take a lot more work. Hazel Hay (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on 14 Jul 2013
These coloured pencils are fabulous, rich in pigment when used dry and wash out beautifully to give an authentic watercolour effect. VALERIE GARDINER (Perros Guirec, France) on 6 Aug 2013
The best water soluble pencil I've ever used. It is rather pricy, but it seems to me that the colour leads contain more pigment than other makes. Very versatile, fine in both dry and wet uses. Hope the individual pencils will be in stock soon. Mayko Fry (London, United Kingdom) on 5 Aug 2013