For my birthday, my hubby gave me a set of 24 Derwent Inktense Pencils. Although similar to standard watercolour pencils in that you can draw with them and shade with them as you would a normal colour pencil, and then paint with a wet brush to blend out the colours and create colour washes, these are greatly improved. Firstly the colours are a lot more intense, and secondly, rather than watercolour, what you get when you add water is a permanent ink, so that when it is dry, you can build up subsequent layers without the underlying layers running. As soon as I saw these, I knew they were the ones I just had to have!
They come in a beautiful sturdy tin.
Gorgeous, aren’t they.
As I develop my zentangle art, I feel the need to branch out into a bit of colour, and these pencils are going to work their magic, I am sure, with their translucent, vibrant ink colours!
Here are my first experiments with my fabulous new pencils. I was trying out some fan shapes to go with my latest zentangle art picture. I’ll do a separate post about that.
They are fabulous to use. I think I prefer the pen and wash effect but I shall continue to work with them and increase my skills!