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Cretacolor's Aquamonolith Watercolor Pencils are woodless pencils from Austria. They're colored pencils made of pigments and binders wrapped in a thin layer of lacquer. Paint both fine lines and big surfaces with these unique aquarell colored pencils.
They come pre-sharpened, and can easily be sharpened with a normal pencil sharpener. When a watercolor result is desired, simply rework the applied color with water and a brush.
Gift Idea — A variety of gift sets are available, in stylish and durable wood boxes, or basic starter sets. See Cretacolor Aqua Monolith Woodless Watercolor Pencil Sets for pictures and details.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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My New Love!
from sacramento, ca
Comments about Cretacolor Aqua Monolith Woodless Watercolor Pencils:
These are totally my new favorite watercolour pencils! I love the smoothness of their application, the weight of the pencil and the way the pigments flows onto the paper once water is applied. I can not wait to get more colors (ALL colors!) in this Monolith style. I have tried and do still have and use, almost every watercolour pencil that Blick carries and now, I will buy no other, unless there is a color limitation (which I doubt - except maybe in the pale flash tones-- hint hint!) Seriously, I love these.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Watercolor Pencils
from Bakersfield, CA
Comments about Cretacolor Aqua Monolith Woodless Watercolor Pencil Sets:
I ordered these pencils for a very creative granddaughter and she is in love with all the things she can do with them. I'm excited to start getting some artwork!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
woodless watercolour pencils
By Karen from Canada
from Punta Gorda. Florida
thanks, the company called and checked about my address before shipping, I appreciated this. The pencils were just what I have been looking for, quality and price wise.
I use water color pencils to transfer designs from paper to wet clay. This pencil worked GREAT!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
good product would purchase again
from asheville, n.c.
They are nice I prefer the wood pencils
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Quartzsite, Arizona
Great pencils, good coverage and blending properties. Being wood less it has a greater area for working bigger projects. Would recommend them highly.
good product, fast delivery
By Pencil artist 44
from Baltimore, MD
Waterless color pencils are all I currently use in my art. These have performed great. Color, workability, and saturation is excellent. I will buy these again.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By airbrush guy
from Myrtle Beach, SC
I got my first aqua monolith as part of a search for an opaque white and light grey, and they work wonderfully for that. I've compared them to other water-soluble media and they are at least tied to, or superior to the supracolors and albrecht durers, etc. I haven't used them that much, but I believe they would be excellent for loose sketches and life drawings where you wouldn't want to totally obliterate your lines with wash. One slight downside however - the laquer finish on these pencils stuck to each other simply for being kept in a warm studio (maybe just a little above room temperature). I had to use a credit card to seperate them. No biggy, that problem is easily rectified by wrapping each with a small piece of masking tape.
Watercolor on the go!
from Boston, MA
I use these pencils for urban sketching and in a figure drawing studio I frequent. The convenience and ease of use is just amazing. The pigments are rich and vibrant, and mixing colors to exactly the desired shades just couldn't be easier or simpler.Dual purpose, too, in that I can choose to stick with the texture of a pencil drawing, or create a watercolor wash with a wet brush or even just dipping the pencil into some water and applying it directly to the paper or canvas.Teamed up with Aquash brushes in varying sizes, these are a a lot of fun and a great deal.
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
These should be called chalk pencils
By Celebrating easy watercolor
I compare Cretacolor woodless pencils to my Prismacolor watercolor pencils. I bought Cretacolor in 6 tints of blue and tried laying down color with the large flat sides, and mixing with water to form a water color. With both techniques the color was opaque over a black line. Evven the watercolor application was chalky, rubbing off on my finger. The colors were also more pale than I expected. Others love Cretacolor woodless pencils, but I will stick with Prismacolor.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Cretacolor has an impressive line of watersoluble products including briques, pencils, crayons and pastels. All of these products perform wonderfully as drawing tools — but become fluid and even more brilliant when you add water. This video defines the various attributes of Cretacolor's Aqua Briques, Aqua Stics, Aqua Monolith Pencils, Marino Watercolor Pencils and Carré Pastels.
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