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Derwent Inktense Pencils are as versatile as watercolor pencils, but with a firmer texture that allows them to perform with the brilliant intensity of traditional pen-and-ink. These pencils are available in strong, vibrant colors which work beautifully on their own or can be mixed together to create rich, subtle tones. The pure, clean colors are perfect for bold expressive drawings, including fashion illustration, landscapes, greeting cards, and more.
Inktense pencils can be used dry for rich, intense color or washed out with a little water to create a vivid translucent effect. Once dry, the color is permanent and can be worked over with other media. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Set of 12
This set includes 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 includes Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, and Antique White. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.
Set of 36
This set includes all of the colors in the Set of 24, plus Sienna Gold, Cherry, Red Violet, Mauve, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, and Indian Ink. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.
Set of 6
This set includes Sun Yellow, Ink Black, Poppy Red, Bright Blue, Violet, and Field Green.
Set of 72
This set includes all of the colors in the Set of 36, plus Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Orange, Mid Vermilion, Scarlet Pink, Hot Red, Carmine Pink, Crimson, Deep Rose, Thistle, Dusky Purple, Dark Purple, Deep Violet, Lagoon, Navy Blue, Deep Blue, Dark Aquamarine, Green Aquamarine, Mallard Green, Vivid Green, Beech Green, Hooker’s Green, Light Olive, Spring Green, Fern, Amber, Oak, Red Oxide, Madder Brown, Dark Chocolate, Sepia Ink, Chinese Ink, Payne’s Gray, and Neutral Gray. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.
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.
Inktense Selection Set
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love them, but 3 arrived with the sharpened tip broken
from B.C. Canada
Comments about Derwent Inktense Pencils:
I love these pencils. The colors are bright and vivid! I ordered these pencils individually because each set has the same colors as the smaller sets, 3 pencils arrived with the tip broken, including the outliner which broke again as I was sharpening it. Considering the high price of these pencils this should not happen.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for advanced watercolor artists but not for beginners
from Dardanelle, AR
Do not buy these for serious watercolor paintings. They act like permenant ink which cannot be moved around for long. I use them for miniature paintings by extracting color from the pencil manually then laying it down with a brush. They are great quality though and sharpen well. They are also great for straight coloring without water. A bit pricey though.
Vivid, saturated colors even with small amounts of water. They're my favorite product to use in my journaling Bible!
Best watercolor pencils I have ever used !
By Just Jan
from Richmond Texas
I am starting my Christmas card for next year and I'm doing Christmas theme with my watercolor pencils and a little bit of water they will be original one-of-a-kind really excited these these pencils are awesome the colors are so vibrant !
We have the whole family coloring with Inkyense pencils
from Cazenovia, NY
At Christmas this year, we spent a lot of time coloring. Me (grandma), the purchaser of the pencils, my daughter, daughter-in-law and 41/2 year old granddaughter. The Inktense pencils were a hit, particularly when used with a water pen to blend them! I had to buy more so everyone had their own set.
love my new inktense pencils
By Mountain Dreamer
from Coleman, WI
I have wanted these pencils for a long time. The after Christmas pricing was too good to pass up so they were a gift to myself. I have swatched them and used them to color several art journal and coloring book pages. Very glad I got them.
"Intense" is the Word
from Centralia WA
So far I am just experimenting with these pencils to use as background for my regular Faber-Castel Polychromos but I may have to expand this idea. They apply very smoothy, just as a dry pencil but the WOW factor is when you apply the water to them. The color explodes with intensity. The only drawback I can see so far is there is no erasing this once it's wetted. This is a very interesting middle ground between the control of pencils and watercolor painting. Should be lots of fun.
Great for Quilting!
from Arizona City, AZ
There is a significant difference between Derwent's Inktense and watercolor pencils. When you add water, Inktense produces ink not watercolor paint. Once this has dried, the ink is waterproof rather than remaining water-soluble with watercolor.This means you can additional layers to your painting without disturbing what you've already done. As I mostly use acrylics, and thus am accustomed to being able to add to a painting without reactivating what's underneath, I do like this. I've found with watercolor pencils I sometimes end up muddying the colors by overworking, but with Inktense once it's dry, it's dry.That said, it's important to note that if you don't 'activate' all the Inktense pencil the first time you apply water, you may have some pencil left that will dissolve the next time you apply water. It depends on how heavily you applied the pencil and how much water you use.As with all water-soluble pencils, you can put a wet brush onto an Inktense pencil or stick to pick up some ink and then brush this onto paper.
72 count Intense
I am very pleased with the product. I have been using the pencils on fabric art and the colors are great. I will be buying a few of the intense blocks.
Bought only one of these in Shiraz to use for quick monochrome sketches and I love it. The intensity of the "ink" was impressive. Perfect for using a waterbrush with on the go.
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