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Buy Watercolor Pencils

Updated on March 10, 2014

Watercolour Pencils To Buy

Watercolor pencils are another possibility to colour art and even to sketch with if you are a confident artist, they look exactly like normal colour pencils, except they are water soluble and once drawn on the papers surface can be spread out with a paintbrush that has been dipped in water. Certainly they are an ideal medium as you can control where you put the colour more than just doing it with a brush at first, it's a way of setting up the areas that you want coloured and then flesh it out when you apply the water.

I buy the really cheap watercolor pencils because I'm a tight git and we in the UK have a pound shop,(which would be much similar to the American dollar stores) which seems to be the budget central of some great art equipment at times with the 151 range of drawing pencils and watercolour pencils.

I've experimented with watercolor pencils on some drawings, mainly experimenting with colour and how you can wash colours over one another and blend them together that sort of thing, but these pencils are only an option as most artists may have these pencils but never use them and would more than likely use the actual watercolour paints instead.

What's good about watercolour pencils is that you can scribble the colour on and worry about the neatness of your work later when you come to apply the water to your coloured areas.

See what watercolor pencils you can buy online from Ebay or Amazon....

Watercolour Pencils

Buy watercolor pencils - Derwent watercolour pencils image copyright Derwent art materials and products.
Buy watercolor pencils - Derwent watercolour pencils image copyright Derwent art materials and products.

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      roel rufin 

      7 years ago

      I want to buy that drawing material

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes Watercolour pencils are great to use....cheers nancy!

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      Nancy's Niche 

      8 years ago

      Watercolor pencils---what a great change for the artist. Watercolor just happens to be my favorite medium in art.

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I haven't bought anything from Hull Drawing since college, I prefer to shop around online or find bargains at shops, that's how I found my pro drawing board for £30 even though it should have cost around £300.

      And yes sometimes being a tight git can save money....

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      A tight git lol. Art can become expensive though. I bet you do not buy from Hull Drawing materials very often?

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Robert, I never thought to check a manufacturers website to check for details, will have to do this in future for reference.

      I use the Faber Castell ones though and they seem really good.

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      8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Good Hub! I don't use the cheapest watercolor pencils for reasons of lightfastness, but what you're doing is something where the prints are the originals when you do comics art.

      Keep the purpose of the materials in mind when choosing what to get. Designers and illustrators can use certain colors that are hard to get permanence in but just glow on the page. If it matters, check lightfastness for that product on its manufacturer's website -- even some of the good artist brands aren't lightfast on the entire range. But some of them are, Caran d'Ache Luminance watersolubles are all lightfast, I am not sure but I think the Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer are too.


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