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These professional-quality, water-soluble pencils offer the artist the freedom to switch from drawing to painting in an instant, with no change in tools. Use them to shade on dry paper, then quickly wash over with brush and water to get a blending effect.
Use wetted paper for intensified colors with softened edges, or try wetting the pencil first for rich, textured lines. Each pencil is pre-sharpened and has a 3.4 mm diameter color strip.
Hardwood Box Set of 72
This set of 72 pencils comes in a hardwood case.
Watercolor Pencil Sets
Pencils are packaged in hinge-lid, tin boxes.
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.
Tin Box Set of 12
Tin Box Set of 24
Tin Box Set of 36
Tin Box Set of 72
Hardwood Box, Set of 72
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Lovely soft watercolor pencils, strong pigment
from Russellville, Arkansas
Comments about Derwent Watercolor Pencils:
I love Derwent's watercolor pencils. They've got a great texture dry, versatile, colors are excellent. Some good transparencies as well as opaque colors. They dissolve well and re-dissolve as I expect from a watercolor pencil. If you want them to dry water resistant or waterproof, get Derwent Inktense or some other brand, I think the Albrecht Durer ones are more like Inktense. But Derwent's are proper watercolor pencils - the resulting watercolor effect can be lifted, lightened, re-wetted to charge in more color, edges softened and of course, can be used dry into wet for strong effects. Easy to handle. Not that prone to internal breakage, no worse than regular pencils on that. Derwent's website is good for listing lightfastness of specific colors, which is useful depending on what you want them for. They also have good tutorials. Wonderful portable water media, I keep finding more and more use for them. Excellent for plein air or any kind of sketching on the go, a small palette gives the blendability of watercolor, but a large set in an elastic-band case is still fairly compact and allows all the dry-medium precision of hues. Very good in watercolor painting to either pull from tip or dissolve tip, or just scribble patches to use for a mini-palette in a travel journal or sketchbook.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cleveland, ohio
I've enjoyed using Derwent for a number of years and I'm never disappointed
from Downers Grove
This is a lovely pigmented Watercolour Pencil brand with a great range of colours! I buy the open stock to augment my colour choices with my Albrecht Durers.
I would buy this product again!! I have!
Love these watercolor pencil's!! So many great thing's you can do with them!! Opened up a new experience in watercolor painting!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Maricopa, AZ
I was a neophyte to watercolor, but someone advised me to try the Derwent pencils because they were a very high quality color, had a great variety in the colors for shading and wouldn't break the bank. I stamp on watercolor paper with a pigment-based ink and work the water color pencils and follow up with a blending brush and it looks fantastic! I am very pleased with all that I am able to do and I am now adventurous with what I try my hand to and before, I was just too afraid!!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
DERWENT DELIVERS AGAIN!
from Menifee, CA
I've used the Derwent's inktense line before and was super impressed with those- I didn't think their watercolor pencils could top those but I was WRONG. These may not be super bold like the inktense but they are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous colors! I am so happy that I bought a few to experiment; now to save up to buy a set :)I want to try doing an undersketch with these and see how it goes with traditional watercolors over it.Thanks Blick for always carrying such great items!I've never won a #sweepstakes before, but I hope my luck will change one day!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
as always, just what I wanted - thank you
as always, just what I wanted - good service - good price - good folks
I know I will buy this product again from your websit .
By Susan ramsey
from pocatello idaho
I received my order faster than it was said it would arrive. I was happy for that. Thank you.
I will buy this product again.
By beginning water color
I will buy these again.
from Nampa, Idaho
I use some of these colors along with the other brands of watercolor pencils.
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