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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 Sherbert 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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Derwent Inktense Single Pencils
from Ventura, CA
Comments about Derwent Inktense Pencils:
Derwent Inktense Pencils are loaded with color, handle well, and can be used wet or dry. I use them with my acrylic painting for added control over edges. Single pencils are reasonably priced. Love them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Tucson Carol
from Tucson AZ
Color is easy to control with these ink based pencils and when you add water, the colors are rich and luminous. Good selection of colors available in the set I purchased, and colors layer and blend so the possibilities are endless. Perfect for various art projects or other creative endeavors.
Love these pencils!
from Friday Harbor, WA
I just received these colored pencils. So much superior to regular colored pencils. Strong, vibrant colors. I'm excited about the ability to do water washes that become permanent.
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from Durham, CT
These pencils are AMAZING..I have been using water soluble pencils and aquarelles for many years but even though these may look the same they are completely different in performance. Rich, intense color can be obtained with little effort. I plan on much experimentation with both the pencils and the blocks which are like a water color pan on steriods! If you love water media don't wait...try Inktense.
Waterproof when dry
By SL Brown
from Land of Enchantment
Perfect for layering, but beware! The name tells the truth. Layer lightly at first, because you can always add color. I laid down a heavy swatch, wet it and wow! Too much color for most uses.
My favorite water-soluble pencils!
By Becky Eileen
from San Antonio, Tx
I love these pencils for their vibrant colors. My favorite thing about them, though is the ink based pigment. Because the pigment is ink based, it becomes permanent after it has been activated with water and allowed to dry. This allows for lots of layering without the worry of the colors becoming "muddy" like they do with other water-soluble pencils. They also seem to have less of a "waxy buildup" than you get with lots of layers of other water soluble pencils. The only thing I would change about these pencils is their lightfastness. These are an artists grade pencil, but they do not have high lightfast ratings and will fade when exposed to sunlight. However, an archival UV protective spray applied to the final work seems to do the trick of protecting them from fading, and I would recommend mounting the finished piece under UV glass as well. If Derwent could figure out a way to make this product lightfast, they would be perfect! I have included pictures of some pieces I've done using the Inktense pencils.
Fantastic color, easy to use
from Woodburn, OR
Very enjoyable to use with spectacular results.
from New hampshire
A great feel
from Plymouth, MA
I am new to watercolors but having a great time using the Inktensepencils.
First Time User
By Art Teacher
from Central Illinois
This is the first time I have used these pencils and I really enjoy the smooth quality of them and the flexibility of the material.
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