Monday, December 21, 2009
Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils on Clairefontaine watercolor paper.
Derwent Inktense pencils on Clairefontaine watercolor paper.
I'm still trying to learn how to use these different watersoluble pencils and I thought a side by side comparison might be helpful but I'm not exactly sure I learned anything more about either of them. I am aware that these are two different kinds of pencils - the AD being watercolor and the Inktense becoming permanent once dry.
This is what I know so far:
1. It is easier to wash out the original lines with the AD pencils than the Inktense
2. Once dry, Inktense pencils become permanent and I've yet to be able to work over top of the dried surface in any way that's pleasing to me.
3. One wet Inktense color next to another tends to stay put while the AD pencils may bleed & run into one another.
4. When wet, Intense colors are a little easier to control than the AD.
5. AD pencils seem to blend much cleaner on the paper.
6. Of note, the AD pencils have worked well on all kinds of paper, even super smooth with little to no tooth.
I still have the feeling that I still don't really know what I'm doing with the Inktense pencils.....