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Qwertyy2016

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on: August 28, 2016, 08:19:08 AM
Hi everyone i would like to try out and practice painting with watercolor pencils ( which combine both color pencils or pastels and can have a water effect if water is added to them) so what do you remnond them? Has anyone try drawing a painting soloy via this meduim? And what kind of brand is a good choice? :painting:


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Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 10:51:30 AM
My w/c pencils are by Cretacolor
My pastel pencils are Stabilo Carbothello

First, keep in mind that soft pastel/pastel pencils are a DRY medium. You can use pastel and/or pastel pencil on a w/c painting that is DRY. Any pastel would be added after the w/c painting is finished and dry.

Watercolour pencils can be used in many different ways. They are really fun to experiment with. I have done a painting using only w/c pencils, unfortunately I gave it away on site when it was done. (no photo)  :(   I have used them by drawing on dry w/c paper and add water once the drawing is complete. Also drawn on wet paper. You can load a wet/damp brush with colour and paint it on, they are so versatile. Pastel pencil would be added at the very last on the dry painting.

I am thinking of taking just my w/c pencils on my next walkabout for some quick w/c sketching. Not so much equipment to carry, just  a w/c sketchbook, my pencils, a brush or two and water. Easy!

Hope this helps.
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Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 11:02:41 AM
Qwerty,

Dennis has a good lesson in the General Subjects section of Watercolor classes - Lesson 11 - Watercolor Pencils.  In it, you paint the kudu, an African antelope.  Quite a cute critter, but the main point is that you get introduced to the skills you need to work with colored pencils. I loved that lesson. 


I have a 36-tin of Prismacolor Premier water-soluable colored pencils.  Have used those for the past two years. (The greens are not very nice greens.) I use them for light coloring over a pencil sketch, then go over it with a slightly damp brush to create a wash from the penciled color.

Also have a 24-tin of Pentalic colored pencils. I use those primarily for signing my name on watercolor paintings.

Good luck.  have fun.

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Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 09:22:25 PM
I have a set of Cretacolor Watercolor pencils.
I also have set of Derwent Watercolor pencils and a set of Derwent Aquatone Solid water sticks (pencils).
Even though they are all Watercolor pencils, the final result look and feel is so different. The Aquatone sticks feel alot like crayon. The Cretacolor feels alot like a normal color pencil and the Derwent Watercolor pencil are a mix in between.
I would recommend you experiment with different wc pencils until you find the one that suits you best.
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Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 08:19:45 PM

I did "Evergreens Without Green" with Cretacolor woodless watercolor pencils, I have a set of 36 and I would suggest everyone get a smaller set before investing, but it's so easy to get carried away - at least it's not the72! They are a little bit chalky, pastel-ish-looking and just putting in a few dabs of regular watercolor makes it pop. They are great to use in places where you can't use watercolor.

I also am collecting the Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils rather than going for a whole set. The white is my old standby.

I love water-soluble graphite, too.
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Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 08:39:58 PM
Alice,

Welcome home!

Love this greenless tree pencil.  Gorgeous.  True to the Alice Lemke level of perfection!

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Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 01:53:41 AM
This is gorgeous Alice. Love the colours.  O0

Would love to see some of your water soluble graphite work. I have a few, but haven't tried them out yet.
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Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 07:33:37 AM
This is a very beautiful work, Alice. I looked at you previous postings and am very impressed with your style and ability. :) :) :)


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Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 12:20:02 PM
Beautiful, Alice. I really like it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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