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Have you ever been sketching and wanted to cover a large area quickly? Or wanted to variegate the tone very subtly, similar to using watercolors? Derivan Liquid pencil is capable of all these things and more.
An innovative new product that allows artists to create authentic graphite pencil effects with a liquid, Derivan Liquid Pencil can be easily thinned with water to allow for the softest colors to be applied with a brush, nib, or other art tools.
Because of its precisely balanced formulation, the Permanent formula "burnishes up" like traditional graphite but won’t smudge. The Rewettable formula allows for removal with water or an eraser, similar to watercolor techniques. Large areas also can be covered quickly and easily.
Derivan Liquid Pencil is available in six graphite shades. Each shade has a definite graphite color; however, there are distinct undertones such as Blue, Yellow, Red, Sepia, and neutral Grey in two different strengths to allow artists a great range of options.
Liquid Pencil Set
This set contains 6, 12 ml rewettable tubes and 6, 12 ml permanent tubes, one each of every color in the Derivan Liquid Pencil line, including the following: Gray #3, Gray #9, Sepia, Yellow, Red, and Blue.
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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Oil painter
from Dexter, Michigan
Comments about Derivan Liquid Pencil:
I like to experiment in combining drawing and watermedia painting techniques, so I was excited to come across this product. It is essentially liquid graphite. It has the consistency of sort of slightly grainy, slightly watered-down watercolor from a tube. By controlling the amount of water that you mix it with, you can control the lightness or darkness (value), like watercolor. It's a little harder to control than watercolor, in terms of controlling value and in terms of brushing it onto paper. As a result, it lends itself to spontaneous effects if that's what you are going for. The 'permanent' version produces spontaneous effects a little more than the rewettable version, because the permanent version is harder to lift or lighten once it's on the paper. This is an interesting medium for sketching if you like to sketch with a brush. I've enjoyed experimenting with it on different types of paper -- mixed media paper, bristol vellum, and cold or hot-pressed watercolor paper. It has a slightly different effect on each type of paper. Overall, if you want a work to appear quick and spontaneous, this medium does that very well. If you want a work to appear more polished and finished, it would take lot of practice working with this medium. I suggest also checking out water-soluble graphite pencils or sticks -- they are somewhat similar but you draw with the pencil first and then brush water into it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Amazing new product
from Las Vegas
I just love this product, doesn't smear like regular graphite, even this water soluble is not so erasable as I would wish still very good Permanent is super
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Derivatives Liquid Pencil: A Permanent Part of my Go Set
from Miami, Fl
I am a watercolorist plus pen and ink artist. I use DLP to make the Most Interesting shadows. DLP will gradiate leaving the most amazing textural shadows along side your watercolors and pen and ink work.I now keep several colors in my art pack as a Permanent accessory.
Images shared by Debbieinmiami
I used the blue DLP with this image.
I used a lighter shade of grey to accompany the colors of this image.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
New Medium is Fantastic
from Neenah, WI
I use liquid pencil with water colors and also with pen and ink sketches. At times, a combination of all three, which has become popular with buyers in my market.My interest came from watching Sterling Edwards video on Blicks website.
Images shared by Jack
First art I sketched using the liquid pencil
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Derivan Liquid Pencil
from Hebron, CT
I have been a fan of Derivan products for years, and have been very positive about the Derivan Liquid Pencil product which I first saw demonstrated a number of years ago. I have done some of my best work using this product. Yet it is very difficult to get as a stock item in a "bricks and mortar" store. With Blick's on-line availability and fast delivery I'm all set !!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Can't wait to try this. Looks like fun.
from LINDEN, MI
A great addition to my pencil work.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from san antonio Tx
This is new to me but I love it allready so smooth and shadeing is a lot easier than I thought, Thanks for a great product.
from Colorado Springs colorado
The liquid form lays out much like watercolor in a tube. All the colors in the set have a graphite base and a kind of weathered look that I find cool.
Liquid pencil rocks!
By Alan Levitt
from Macclesfield, England
It has definitely improved the quality of my drawings
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Beware of the material drying in bottle.
from Los Angeles, CA
I saw this item at a local store, and I liked the idea of a liquid pencil where you can paint it like watercolor but still have the benefits and looks of a pencil. When I first bought it, the material seemed to have potential. The non-permanent one (which is the one I have) does seem to erase, but with an electric eraser-- not so much with a regular eraser. Still, I was willing to give it a shot until I opened the bottle after a few months of not using it and the stuff had pretty much dried out. I will try reviving the paste by adding water to the bottle, but I am not very impressed with the product. It has potential, but the implementation of the product is not great. Also, it is definitely over-priced.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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