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Derwent Graphitint Pencils combine the character of a watersoluble graphite pencil with a hint of color. These exciting new drawing pencils are soft and smooth, and can be blended to produce an endless array of soft hues.
Add water and the color becomes more vibrant. Colors can be modified or removed with a soft eraser or a brush and clean water.
The colors range from soft greys, blues, and greens to fantastic russets, plums, and browns.
Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Set of 12
The set includes the following colors: Port, Aubergine, Dark Indigo, Slate Green, Ivy, Chestnut, Cool Brown, Cocoa, Storm, Mountain Gray, Cloud Gray, and Cool Gray.
Set of 24
The set includes the following colors: Port, Aubergine, Dark Indigo, Slate Green, Ivy, Chestnut, Cool Brown, Cocoa, Storm, Midnight Black, Cloud Gray, Cool Gray, Juniper, Shadow, Steel Blue, Ocean Blue, Green Gray, Meadow, Sage, Russet, Autumn Brown, Warm Gray, Mountain Gray, and White.
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.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
® Derwent is a registered trademark.
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Fun, Quality Product
from Little Rock, AR
Comments about Derwent Graphitint Pencils:
Colors brighten exponentially w/ water. The graphite and pigments separate slightly when pooling in the water; creates interesting optical mixing effects. The pigments vary in density and willingness to move w/ the water. Light applications of pencils can be erased, heavier applications do not erase well. Once wet and then dried, CANNOT be erased AT ALL. Once the paper is dry, you can layer more material, but you'll need to re-wet to get the same brightness. Colors become muddy if you do all your layering before wetting; in other words, if you draw, mixing colors, and then wet at the end, the colors may be muddy. If you draw with one color, wet, let dry, then draw with another color, wet, let dry, you'll get fantastic optical mixing and color complexity. As far as I can tell, Derwent has mixed water-soluble graphite with pigments, the graphite itself does not have it's own color. Does not go down as smooth as graphite, but is also not waxy like most colored pencils. Because the pigments are mixed with the graphite, there are no truly BRIGHT colors. For instance, there is no really good yellow. Your best bet is to mix light washes of "Meadow" (for brightness) with "Sage" (for hue). However, the muted colors are very lovely. I bought this product on a whim, as I was intrigued by the idea of colored graphite. While it was not what I was hoping for (it's a very nice set of water-soluble colored pencils, nothing more), it's a high quality set, and worth the experimentation if you draw or paint with water-soluble media.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
from E. Greenbush, NY
Subtle coloring pencils great for sketch, backgrounds or long distance view of landscape, or for shadows, clouds, metal. These pencils are a useful happy addition to my pencil collection.
Water Color pencils
Love love love
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I love my graphitints!
from wooster, OH
When I saw the 12 pack at my local store, I knew I wanted them, but not that small of a pk. I already had the graphitone's and the Inktense. I had to drive an hour away to get the 24pk. They did NOT disappoint, and for not seeing them used before, only going on the front of the package.... I fell in love with them. I use them as both a pastel version and a more bold version of the pencil. And one person below commented that the WHITE PENCIL was a waste- it is good when using it in water.. it makes the break of the ocean SHOW UP really well. And with clouds. It has its uses when you know how to use white... as the lightest colors always get laid down first in anything. I use them all the time together with my inktense and also with my acrylic paint as well, and also together with my colored pencil. They are very versatile. Thumbs up. Worth every penny.
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fish and flipflop drawn w graphitint for journal
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Brought them for the first time
from Yadkinville, NC
So, I really love graphite and I am beginning to work with watercolors. I was looking for watercolor pencils and came across this pencil. After buying and testing it out (I only brought 1, because I was skeptical) I can say it was decent. - Pencils provide smoothness when drawing.- I use them with water, to add shading in certain areas, which I found to be very successful. - I just love anything with graphite, so these pencils are pretty decent with that touch. I'm still trying new techniques, but I think I might buy these pencils only for details in my watercolor, until I get used to these pencils :)
A fun thing
from long island, ny
I do enjoy many of derwent's products and am glad that I tried this out as a random thing - it's got anice tone involved with the graphite and I'm enjoying using it in a variety of ways
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
New to me Graphitint Pencils
I saw a video review of Graphitint that intrigued me, then went looking for more Youtube videos showing how others have used them. I decided I had to give them a try after seeing their natural colors. They did not disappoint, although I wish they came in more colors. The graphite is soft and tends to flake when using heavy pressure. The trick is to keep pressure light and use multiple layers. I'd advise making a color chart showing both wet and dry colors as they are very different. They worked very well on an unfinished wood panel giving an almost stain quality when used as a wash. I'm still experimenting on watercolor paper. One other wish is that they were more lightfast.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Not Quite What I Expected
By Nick D
from Essex, MD
I am a huge fan of the Derwent line of water blend pencils and make great use of the Inktense line. I picked up the Graphitint because they offerws a more muted palette. The layering quality of these pencils is different and they felt more waxy when I was attempting to blend with water. The color tones are very muted and for what I wanted them to do they didn't quite hit the mark. I think I expected more subtle tones, than something that looks just off hue.In all good product, for my application not the right tool.
from South Carolina
Every time I place an order, I include at least one of the Graphitint pencils in a color I don't have. Love collecting and using them!
from Greenville, MS
The only thing I can say aginst them is the white pensil is a waist. The rest is great for animals and landsscaps.
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