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Derwent Inktense Blocks bring a new sense of freedom to the drawing and painting experience. They are watersoluble ink blocks that can be used dry or wet.
Dry, they deliver pure, vibrant color. When wet, they create a translucent ink-like paint that can be worked over when dry.
Their chunky shape makes them extremely versatile. Use them dry to apply fine lines or broad strokes directly to the paper. Wet, they can be used like pans of paint, dipped in water to apply color directly to the paper, or applied to wet paper for instant, intense color.
Inktense Blocks are ideal for loose, expressive landscapes and colorful still life paintings. They can also be used for rubber stamping, decoupage, or on fabric to create stunning silk paintings and quilts. They also combine beautifully with Derwent Inktense Pencils.
Set of 12
This set of 12 Derwent Inktense Blocks includes one each of the colors Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Fuchsia, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Baked Earth, Bark, and Ink Black.
Set of 24
This set of 24 Derwent Inktense Blocks includes one each of the colors Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Ionian Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Grey, Ink Black, and Antique White.
Set of 36
This set of 36 Derwent Inktense Blocks includes all of the colors in the Set of 24, plus 12 new colors, including Sienna Gold, Red Violet, Cherry, Mauve, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Turquoise, Iron Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, and Indian Ink. The tin also includes a mixing pallet built into the tray.
Set of 72
This set of 72 Derwent Inktense Blocks includes all of the colors in the Set of 24, plus 48 new colors, including Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Sienna Gold, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Orange, Mid Vermillion, Scarlet Pink, Hot Red, Cherry, Carmine Pink, Crimson, Red Violet, Deep Rose, Thistle, Dusky Purple, Mauve, Dark Purple, Deep Violet, Lagoon, Peacock Blue, Navy Blue, Iron Blue, Deep Blue, Dark Aquamarine, Turquoise, Green Aquamarine, Mallard Green, Iron Green, Vivid Green, Beech Green, Hooker's Green, Felt Green, Light Olive, Spring Green, Fern, Amber, Tan, Oak, Saddle Brown, Red Oxide, Madder Brown, Dark Chocolate, Sepia Ink, Indian Ink, Chinese Ink, Payne's Grey, and Neutral Grey.
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.
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Strong Pigmentation for good price
from New Orleans
Comments about Derwent Inktense Blocks:
I'm looking for stuff that operates LIKE watercolor pigment, but that can be carried around like a crayon, and can be used as a drawing implement. Thanks to the great staff at Blick and a long interaction with them via email, and thanks to my local stores as well, I've had the opportunity to compare a LOT of products that purport to be sticks of water-soluble pigment. Well, mostly, they brush around a little bit but they don't BLEED and DIFFUSE and GRANULATE or what-not else like actual tube watercolor does. Even so-called "sticks of watercolor pigment" (Blick offers these both in Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton) don't really act like the same pigment from the same manufacturer. The best I've found is Inktense by Derwent, which does somewhat bleed and diffuse like watercolors if you get a bit of a sense of the density of the crayon while using it, and lay it onto the page in a more brush-stroke-y manner and less like a preschool playroom waxy crayon.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I use them on fabric and love them.
Use on fabric for shading.
I draw in pen and ink and this product works well with it.
Fun to have in my studio
from Upper Michigan
Used with the Inktence pencils in mixed media application. Loved working with both. Excited to try on fabric. Will be teaching a watercolor workshop next spring to art quilters. Nice to have these in my toolbox.
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Loads of color and texture fun!
By Yachtie M
I haven't had a chance to use these very much yet, but I am having fun. They do offer a lot of potential for paper and fabric canvases. I like that they are similar to water color and yet also so much more diverse. The colors are deep and mix well. The color white can be applied to some extent on top of other colors including dark ones too. It is possible to make clean, clear washes as well as texture via the use of water spritzer on drawing, grating over wet area, stamping with plastic or other stuff too, etc. you can use them dry on dry, dry on wet and wet on wet. See attached photos.
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By Quilt artist
from Stuart VA
I colored areas on fabric that was then made into a quilted wall hanging. The piece was a rooster in front of a barn. The piece took 1st place in the quilt challenge. The colors were brilliant and very easy to use and blend.When used with fabric medium, the colors are permanent.
Derwent Inktense Blocks
from Auburndale, Florida
I am thrilled with this product and am enjoying the discovery of the many applications of it. Also very happy with the other purchases that I have made from Blick's....could not ask for a more dependable site for quality , value and prompt delivery.
Love this product & will recommend
from Conway, AR
Completed a painting with only these & a water brush. They were great for plein air painting and the colors are phenomenal. These colors are so rich & vibrant, love love love!
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versatile and fun
from seattle wa
i like that there are various ways to use these color blocks.
Teach Grade 6-8 Visual Art. Love this product. Colours are vibrant, easy to use for all levels of ability. Highly recommended. Arrived very quickly all intact, no breakage. Very pleased.
Derwent blocks are great to work with, though you may find that your fingers can pick up the graphite or colored pigment. And no one wants accidental smudges on their artwork. The solution is Derwent Block Grippers! The Grippers are a soft rubber that slide onto the block which makes for comfortable handling and clean hands. The Grippers fit on all Derwent blocks including graphite, charcoal, pastel and Inktense.
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