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Use Derwent Water Soluble Sketching Pencils wet or dry. Shade them on dry paper and apply a water wash to get a watercolor look, or use dampened paper for softened edges of line. Or use them dry like regular sketching pencils.
Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Water Soluble Sketching Pencils Pack
Includes Water Soluble Sketching Pencils HB, 4B, 8B, Watersoluble Graphitone 2B, 6B, 1 Paintbrush, 1 Sharpener, 1 Eraser.
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Great pencils for great price
from Presque Isle, MI
Comments about Derwent Water Soluble Sketching Pencils:
I just got back into sketching, recently, and I love these Derwent sketching pencils. Love that they are water soluble, as well. I couldn't get better for such a low price. I have the medium and dark wash pencils and they are fantastic. I'm no pro sketch artist, but they suit this amateur
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for sketching
These are fun to create a quick wash when sketching
workhorse of a sketching pencil
from Edge of the continent, Oregon
Once I sharpened this guy he's been a solid workhorse for sketching. Using on Arches watercolor paper pencils tend to dull quickly and lines thicken. This has less tendency to do that without creating grooves in the soft paper that affect how watercolor paint flows and moves. I will buy this again.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
water soluble sketching pencils
from Arlington, WA
I use them for life drawing sessions and with a damp brush am able to shade with it. The effect is fantastic.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Heather Clements
from Panama City, FL
These pencils blend very smoothly when water is applied. I love the combination of dry media mixed with wet media. It brings a pencil drawing into the wet media look, and the pencils do so beautifully.
I think these pencils are the best .
They are so smooth, they glide on the paper with no annoying catchy bits. They work equally well wet or dry. I absolutely love them. I will continue to buy them. A great value!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Second try - happy now
This review is a follow up to my other review. I decided to buy another set of these pencils to give them one more chance. This time, I found that the graphite dissolves nicely with water. When I first tried these pencils, I must have used some old stock or defective pencils, or maybe Derwent improved their product because these new ones behave much better than the first ones I tried.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I do not recommend these pencils simply because I find the graphite does not dissolve well when overbrushed with water. There are other water soluble graphite pencils out there that perform much better for better results, such as Prismacolor.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from San Diego, Ca
I use two pencils in this catagory in addition to two others of seperate brands, which I take with me everywhere in my travels. I have found HB wash excellent for layout applications. I wish Derwent would consider not sharpening their pencils though.
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