How to use watercolour pencils

How to use watercolour pencils

by Ellie Jakeman January 13, 2021 6 min read

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES

Watercolour pencils differ greatly from non-watercolour pencils. The difference is in the binder that holds the pigment. Whereas normal coloured pencils have a waxy or oil based binder, watercolour pencils have a water-soluble binder offering a wide variety of application from dry to wet. Once the colour has been laid down and water added, the vivid and vibrant hues are released, dissolving into beautiful washes or deep areas of colour.

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