Thursday, December 17, 2009

Buying new Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils at Blick

Testing Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils at Blick

A while back, I decided that I wanted to add a few colors to my current selection of Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils. Rather than starting off with a pre-packaged set, (because I enjoy using a specific palette) I bought them individually and now I wanted more.

Testing Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils at Blick

I had initially bought a selection of colors I thought I would use but I hadn't tested them in the store using any water. This time I went with a sketch pad, my own set of pencils, and a filled waterbrush and tested about 50 different of the AD pencils against the ones I already had. Luckily I got away with only buying 7 more.

Testing Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils at Blick

I did make sure to notify the store manager when I first walked in that I was coming in with a selection of my own pencils so I could compare them with the new ones.

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Shavings

After sharpening my lot of AD pencils, I saturated this page in my Cachet watercolor book and spilled the shavings all over the page.... Looks kind of neat doesn't it?

3 comments:

plo said...

It looks really cool actually! Nice technique. I need to replace my watercolor pencils...I realized how much I miss them the other day doodling in my sketchbook. Hmmmm...

Julie (Okami) said...

I love the shavings on the page. Next time I need sharpen mine I'll have to remember this.

B2-kun said...

Pretty original approach for shopping for watercolor pencil refills. Though personally I like having the tins to keep them organized, so I tend to shop for sets.

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