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Derwent Inktense Pencils

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Derwent Inktense Pencils

Purchased a new to me medium and beginning to play with them. This is the first sitting - Star Flower. I love the texture that the pencil has when you draw it across the surface area. It really has more "tooth" than normal watercolor or map pencils. Just like water color pencils you can add water either by paint brush or shave off some of the pigment and apply. What is different than water color is once the ink pigment has set up from having water applied - it becomes permanent; while water colors you can come back and apply more water to change and dilute later. This makes for some fun when you want to apply color over top of each other. The pencils also give mobility to me that I can take a small 8x8 watercolor pad and pencils in my purse and travel anywhere. Lunch, waiting on a customer, etc - I can have my creativity at my fingertips. I don't have to set up my room with drop cloths and solvents as with my paints and I can work on my hand eye coordination (which has been a little off since my cornea transplants).

I hope you enjoy my results as much as I have. I also uploaded a study of my cat called Focus Intent into the traditional gallery.

Blessings and Light, Vonda