Trying out Derwent's inktense, watercolour pencils, Graphitint, Graphitone, Artbars and more on their new watercolour paper pads
Derwent Watercolour Paper
Derwent have brought out some new watercolour paper pads, perfect for their water soluble pencils and crayons. It's 140lb which is heavy enough for the amount of water I'd normally use with these - I wouldn't normally have huge wet washes.
I tried out sketches of items from my sketching roll and various coloured pencils and crayons. All worked really well, the surface was a delight to work on with colour flowing freely, with the potential to lose or keep marks as I wanted.
Products used here were
- Derwent watercolour pencils
- Derwent Inktense
- Derwent Graphitint
- Derwent Graphitone
- Derwent Artbars
- Derwent Aquatone
- Derwent Charcoal Pencil
- Rotring Art Pen
Sketch in watercolour pencil, close up
sketch using Aquatone pencils and waterbrush
Verdict: When life demands allow me out to do some more serious sketching this book is coming with me. I really like the paper very much, it allows colours to be clean, glow and yet mix beautifully in both free flowing masses of colour and 'tighter' observations, I like the smooth surface, which doesn't impose an unwanted texture on my work.
Links to previous posts on the media used
Various watercolour pencils