THE BIG QUESTION: Are Derwent Inktense pencils watercolor pencils?
THE ANSWER from Derwents Website: “Although both pencils are water-soluble, Inktense and Watercolour perform differently once they have dried. Layers created with watercolor pencils can be reworked by adding water on top – great for blending and layering to create nuanced light effects. Inktense, on the other hand, dries to a vibrant ink-like layer which is permanent so layers added on top don’t affect the underlying layers. The bold immediacy and intensity of the colour have a real WOW effect.” for the full article click here.
NOTE: When we let the Impasto air dry there is more activation with each of the pencils… certainly was the case with the replacement swatch we created using a heat tool to dry more quickly and then found the original air-dried version.
NOTE: There was more activation of the pencil below the impasto when you let it air dry vs using a heat tool. You can see more of a brighter almost orange tint to the air dried sample vs the one dried with the heat too.
Albrecht Durer 12 Watercolor Pencil Set Tin – https://amzn.to/3mFZEAv
Sargent Art 22-7273 Watercolor Pencil Set, 50 Vibrant Colors – https://amzn.to/3sVwHSl
Derwent Colored Pencils, Inktense Ink Pencils, Drawing, Art, Metal Tin, 24 Count (0700929) – https://amzn.to/3gKFTnQ
Canson 100510941 XL Series Watercolor Pad, 1 Pack, Multicolor – https://amzn.to/3jsgbpM
Strathmore 400 Series Black Mixed Media Pad, 9″ x 12″, 15 Sheets – https://amzn.to/38nUQHM
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