Derwent Inktense Pencil - Iris Blue (0900)

Derwent Inktense Pencil - Iris Blue (0900)

4.3 (3 reviews)
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Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils combine the best features of ink and colored pencils into one incredible tool. They can be used dry to create rich, vibrant drawings or combined with a water brush to create a translucent ink wash effect. The colors blend well, and the washed pigments are permanent once dry and can be worked over without affecting the underlying layers of vivid color. They can even be used on fabrics like silk and cotton.

Try our JetPens Water Brush Multi Media Kit, which includes everything you need to get started—a 6-pack of these Inktense pencils, along with water brushes, sketchbook and additional items.

This pencil has a gum arabic based core

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I keep a canvas roll...
December 16, 2015
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I keep a canvas roll filled with an old set of Inktense pencils in my classroom supply cabinet as a coloring option for my students for years, so several colors have already vanished from my original set. It is nice that I can refill missing colors one at a time. The new round barrel Inktense pencils are wider and softer than the original ones that had a hexagonal shape. They fit snugly and securely in the loops of my Derwent canvas wrap. The original pencils tend to slide and fall off since they have narrower bodies. The new color leads do not seem to break as much and lay down the color with a bit less effort. The original Inktense formulation felt harder and drier requiring repeated rubbing in order to release their color on the paper and also crumbled rather easily under pressure. After brushing the dry marks with the waterbrush, the colors become quite bright. The main strength of these Derwent pencils: portability and ease of use of colored pencils coupled with the ability to lay down bright saturated color washes with just a bit of water. After touching them up with a wet brush the marks dissolve into bright ink washes in a controlled manner. Easy and clean way of using colored inks without the mess or risk of spills. The Derwent Inktense pencils would make a fine addition to a portable sketching kit specially when bundled with a waterbrush. I often recommend watersoluble pencils over markers for my students to color their manga sketches since you can get a range of tones by adjusting the amount of water and can even mix some colors to a degree. Personally I prefer softer leads that are less brittle, but I think the Inktense pencils are a good choice for beginners.
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Nice pencil and thick...
May 14, 2016
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Nice pencil and thick lead which should resist breakage.
Perfect for coloring....
December 30, 2015
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Perfect for coloring. Didn't like the placement of the sticker as it made the pencil super sticky when removed and almost gummed up my sharpener, but that is really the only problem I had. It is a great color and very pigmented.