Just Add Water With the Best Watercolor Pencils

Just Add Water With the Best Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils are the perfect hybrid of drawing and painting. They allow artists to draw with a dry pencil and use water, before or after, for a variety of shimmering watercolor effects. The core of a watercolor pencil is composed of pigment with a water-soluble binder. It acts like a colored pencil but is activated by water to create a saturated, painterly look. Artists can dip the tip of a watercolor pencil into water for a creamy, velvety, thick line; they can wet their paper and then draw on it; or they can draw dry, opaque lines and then run a wet brush over their marks to create ephemeral, translucent effects. Versatile and portable, easy to use and clean up, the pencils are a great alternative to paints. They work well with coloring books, cards, journals, illustrations, drawings, and paintings.

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