The Colored Pencil Course – Watercolor Pencils Part 1

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“The Colored Pencil Course” is designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists to a level of producing professional quality colored pencil drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks.


Description: The first of a two-part series on watercolor pencils. This module takes a look at the properties of watercolor pencils and how they differ from traditional colored pencils. The process of a complete image begins in this module.

Suggested Materials: 140 lb. watercolor paper, graphite transfer paper, Derwent watercolor pencils, nylon brush, water, paper towel.

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Next Module: Watercolor Pencils Part 2


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The Colored Pencil Course – Watercolor Pencils Part 1 — 13 Comments

    • Hi Nancy,

      Inktense pencils are actually ink, so they will behave slightly differently when layered. They are more permanent (and opaque) than watercolor pencils and cannot be easily reactivated like watercolor pencils. The colors are more intense with Inktense pencils (as the name implies). They can still be used in a similar manner as watercolor pencils, just be aware of the permanence.

  1. Have skipped watercolor pencils as I’m not ready for them and prefer to stick with regular colored pencils and build my skills first with them. Barbara

  2. Hi Matt, Thanks for such comprehensive lessons. I really enjoyed this one and would like to find your landscape course for Watercolor pencils. I may be blind but I wasn’t able to locate it. Where can I find it and what is the fee?

  3. matt,
    i used albrecht durer watercolor pencil #8200=275 warm grey vi
    (faber castell)
    was that #68 eqivalent to derwent blue gray?


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