166 Derwent Lightfast Pencils

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 3, 2018

 

Topic: Derwent Lightfast Pencils

 

Points of Interest:

Derwent has a new line of lightfast colored pencils – with the highest lightfast ratings on the market -- so you knew John and Lisa would be running out to try them right away! Today’s episode features their highly-enthusiastic review where they discuss color options, consistency, and techniques.

But are they really all that different from Derwent's existing pencil lines? 

Click here to see John's landscape drawing

 

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117 Derwent Drawing Pencils

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 14, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa tried the Derwent Drawing Pencils for the first time and are coming to you in this episode with their results. You’ll hear about the lightfastness, color options, and sharpening considerations, along with recommendations for most effective use.

 

Spoiler alert: John and Lisa LOVE these pencils!

 

Links Referenced:

Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Strathmore 500 Series Ready Cut Watercolor paper

 John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

 

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038 Deep Dive Discussion Of Inktense

Topic:  Deep Dive Into Derwent’s Inktense Pencils

 

 

What are Inktense Pencils?

 

This week Lisa and I talk about Derwent’s Inktense pencils.  

They are not really watercolor, although the way you use them can be very similar.  You can also opt to use them dry and without any water at all.  They lay down very smoothly even without applying water.  

They are permanent when dry.   They can be painted on lots of different surfaces.

 

Blocks vs Pencils

 

  • blocks can be applied directly to the paper, but will have a grainy look. You can also use a paint brush and water to make your own ink mixture and apply the ink directly to the paper for a much smoother look.

  • The blocks are a bit more versatile because you can so easily make your ink mixtures with them. You can then apply that ink with a tiny brush for fine detail or a large brush for larger areas.

  • Pencils can sharpen to a fine point for detail, then add water if desired to blend out directly on the paper.

  • The blocks and the pencils work very well together.

 

Tips for working with Inktense:

 

  • When wet, the colors may be very different than when dry. Especially the white. When dry the white from the Inktense block is super opaque, but totally transparent wet.

  • My favorite paint brushes to use with these are taklon bristle filberts, liner brushes, rounds and flats.

  • Mix your ink mixture in a cheap acrylic painting palette

  • When your premixed areas on the palette dry up, you can reactivate them by adding water

  • Colors can be muted by adding their complimentary color. While they may seem too bright by themselves, they mix and layer very well for any color palette.

Cons:

They are not lightfast when wet (and there are some that aren’t when dry).

 

Available in sets of 6, 12, 24, 36, and 72

 

And available in open stock in fine art stores.

 

Prices:

 

Around $100 USD for the set of 72 pencils

And around $80 USD for the full set of blocks

A small set of 12 blocks will run around $6.28 and are great to get started with.


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Videos mentioned in the show:




Lisa’s demonstration of the inktense pencils


https://youtu.be/mJY4uv6mmJ8

https://youtu.be/XP9DadEVHxc


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