Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Derwent's Wash Pencils

I found these at the local art store - Derwent watercolour pencils for washes. I had earlier last year found its watersoluble graphite pencils but found them to be too dark and smudgy.

These however are more forgiving and produce pretty good and even washes. I only found Medium and Light grades, but I suspect there are other grades. Too bad the art store did not have a catalogue - old stock I think.

As you can see, I did a sketch on an old tyre on the deck of a wooden boat, alternating between light and medium grades in areas of contrast. For deeper values, I go over the first lines of medium grades to produce really dark areas (value 8?).

Oh, they cost about RM2.50 Malaysian each.

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