Experiment with intense colour and innovative products
The Derwent Inktense range of pencils, blocks and paint pans is unique. There are so many ways to use these versatile products, and we love them all! Inktense is a pigment-based colour that’s extremely soluble in water, so it’s tempting to compare it to watercolour pencils and paint pans. The difference is that Inktense has a transparent ink-like wash that performs very differently to traditional watercolour.
DERWENT INKTENSE FEATURES & BENEFITS
DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS, BLOCKS OR PAINT PANS?
Inktense pencils are perfect when you want control over fine details. You can use the pencils with water in lots of different ways. Draw on a dry or wet surface – and use the pencils wet or dry. You can apply water directly to the pencil nib before drawing, or draw and then use a brush over the colour.
Inktense blocks are great for bold, expressive mark-making. They’re also fun to use! The blocks can be shaved, grated or wetted to create unique effects and textures. You can use the blocks on their edges for precise lines, or on their sides for broad sweeps of colour and texture.
With Inktense paint pans you can apply paint in satisfying swooshes and achieve broad washes, which are great for backgrounds and skies. The painting technique and method is the same as working with watercolour paint pans. Having all your colours in a convenient palette saves you space.