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?


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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