Watercolor Pencils Fun

I got another new set of “toys” to play with and that is none other than the watercolor pencils from Derwent! Thanks to my boyfriend who has given me this gorgeous set! I am loving my art toys so far!

I can’t wait to try them and so I grabbed my sketchbook and a chair and hop outside for some garden drawing. There is this beautiful colored plant that caught my attention and I sketched it right away. I traced it with my Micron Pigma 3.0 and then started to color them with watercolor pencils much like how you use a color pencil. Then I use a round brush 6 dipping it a bit on water and started to gently brush the color on the paper and voila! Here is my painting of the pink with prussian blue + black strikes plant!

I love how it is very easy to mix and control the paint around with watercolor pencils. The two colors don’t bleed much into one another because of the little water used.

But of course watercolor paints are great to use as well. I love the medium very much and I am going to practice more whether it’s watercolor pencil or watercolor paint.

Have you ever tried watercolor pencil? Let me know how you find it!

Please join me at Paint Part Friday hosted by Kristin and Eva for some inspiration and appreciation of art. Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. beautiful,, I love these pencils,, and the sharperner is great too!

  2. Love how your watercolor pencil drawing/painting has turned out. Always fun to test drive a new art toy! ENJOY! Happy Creating! POP ART MINIS

  3. Love your style and experimenting and aren’t Art Toys wonderful items! And such a wonderful boyfriend ~ enjoy the weekend ~

    New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

  4. I think I’ll use these pencils, I like the result you’re getting with them. Regards.

  5. This is lovely – I do love watercolour and ink together and yes, I’ve used watercolour pencils although not for a while now. I do like them as they are sometimes a little easier to control!

  6. Happy PPF. Lovely artwork. I use watercolour pencils in some of my Sketch Journals as you don’t have to use hardly any water to move it, so thats fine for me. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  7. Love those pencils and your artwork is awesome. Really nice, thanks for sharing.

  8. Scarlet Designs July 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I love playing with watercolour pencils so much and I am so pleased you liked them. Your sketch is wonderful and I hope you have lots of fun playing about with them. Happy PPF x

    Ps…..if you love these pencils try their inktense ones….these are richer than watercolour pencils but are permanent so you can’t wash the colour off once it’s on – but I love them!

  9. Marcia Beckett July 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I use watercolor pencils in my elementary art classroom. The kids think they are magical. I like your painting! Happy PPF. Marcia at http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com

  10. I love watercolor pencils and your work is wonderful! HAPPY PPF!

  11. I love getting new art toys and what you created here is so pretty!

  12. Oh thank you! I have been wanting to try the pencils but I never knew how to use them!!! Can’t wait to try! Your painting came out beautiful!!!! Deb

  13. Yay! New art “toys” are so much fun! I love your picture. I do use watercolor pencils sometimes, but tend to use watercolor crayons most of the time. I am not sure why. But, now I am wanting to go give them another try! :) Thank you for sharing.

  14. Thanks a lot Jen! You should definitely try them because it’s worth it! :)

  15. You are welcome Deb! Go ahead and have fun!

  16. Thanks a lot Julie.. I am always excited to receive one! ;)

  17. Sheri, thanks a lot. Glad you love that tool ! :)

  18. Thanks a lot Marcia! I think they’re magical too! I love them! :)

  19. Thanks so much for the tip! I love them and I am looking forward to learn more about them and perhaps try your suggestion as well! Thanks a lot!

  20. Thank you Gloria!

  21. I agree. Watercolor pencil is very versatile in a sense that we can bring them anywhere and just color away.. either just as color pencil or paint! Thanks a lot!

  22. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! I definitely want to learn more about them! They are also great with ink..:)

  23. Go ahead and enjoy Mari! Thanks for dropping by:)

  24. Hello Carol, thanks a lot for your sweet words! He is very wonderful indeed:) I am loving the art toy so far!

  25. Thanks so much! I love to try new mediums as much as possible!

  26. Thank you Laurie! Yes, I love them… freshly sharpened they are..:)

  27. That’s a pretty plant! I use watercolor pencils sometimes and really like them, especially in a sketchbook. They completely different from watercolor paint so I like having both!

  28. Well done! Yes I enjoy watercolour pencils (and crayons very much).

    Love that plant. I painted one in Mexico when I was there – do you know what it is?

  29. Thanks a lot Eva. I’m sorry but I don’t know the name of this plant… but I love the beautiful colors of it.. :) It’s so much fun painting right!

  30. Thanks a lot Melissa! Yes they are different at first.. but once you put on water.. they are almost the same! There will be pros and cons on both but they are equally fun to use:)

  31. Terrific sketch ,and I love the photo of the shiny new pencils as well.

  32. Phoenixpeacock July 27, 2011 at 3:31 am

    I really enjoy the mixture of techniques used. both the plant and then the spotted bottom of the page

  33. Thanks so much for your observation and for dropping by!

  34. Thank you very much for your kind words carla!

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