Watercolour Pencils

  • Versatile pencils that can be used dry or with a little water to create washes and other effects
  • NEVER dip watersoluble pencils in water, add the water to the page or use the pencils on wetted paper
  • Try watersoluble wax crayons like Derwent Artbar and Caran D'Ache Neocolor for variation of technique
  • There are a huge range of different products on the market and the best way to find the right ones for you is to experiment with several different makes and see which suit you best.
 

Stabilo Aquacolor Pencils

Stabilo Aquacolor PencilsStabilo Aquacolor is a good quality watercolour (aquarelle) pencil which is aimed at students or younger artists looking to start on more complicated pencil media.  Available in various tin sizes they are an economic way to start with aquarelle pencils

Staedtler Karat Aquarell Pencil

Staedtler Karat Aquarell Pencil Staedtler Karat Aquarell are high quality, artists' grade watercolour pencils.  With lovely, colour rich laydown and Staedtler's clever break resistant bonding techniques they are great for all kinds of pencil work.  Use dry on wet or add water afterwards to increase the scope of the effects you can create.

Derwent Watercolour Pencils

Derwent Watercolour Pencils
Derwent Watercolour Pencils can be used wet or dry, on wet or dry paper, to achieve a variety of effects, from bold, vibrant images to delicate watercolour washes.
 

Derwent Aquatone

Derwent Aquatone
Solid sticks of watersoluble pigment, Derwent Aquatone leave absolutely no wastage.
 

Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Colour Pencils

Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Colour Pencils
Derwent Inktense Pencils have a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of jewel-like colours.
 
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Derwent Inktense Blocks

Derwent Inktense Blocks
Launched in 2011 Derwent Inktense Blocks are perfect for covering large areas with the vivid, intense colours of the Inktense range.
 
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Now available in the full 72 colour range of bright Inktense colours!

Derwent Artbar

Derwent Artbar
Wax based, water soluble bars of pigments,Derwent Artbar are a wonderful new innovation!
 

Derwent Graphitint Pencils

Derwent Graphitint Pencils

Simply add a little water to your Graphitint sketch and a hint of colour in your sketch becomes a rich, vibrant colour.

Derwent Metallic Watersoluble Colour Pencils

Derwent Metallic Watersoluble Colour Pencils
Derwent Metallic Colour Pencils introduce a little sparkle to your sketches and drawings with their bright, highly reflective colours.
 

Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Watercolour Pencils

Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Watercolour Pencils
The Caran D'Ache Supracolor is a superior-quality, water-soluble colour pencil for the most exacting requirements of artists. 

With a beautifully soft, watersoluble core
120 bright colours, 3.8 mm lead, hexagonal barrel, high breaking-strength lightfastness and these pencils are very economical thanks to their exceptional covering power.

Caran D'Ache Prismalo Watercolour Pencils

Caran D'Ache Prismalo Watercolour PencilsCaran D'Ache Prismalo Watercolour Pencils are great, watercolour (aquarelle) pencils that have a high pigment concentration to allow for strong, precise colours used dry and when used wet produce great watercolour effects with excellent lightfastness. 

The 3mm leads are harder than the Caran D'Ache Supracolor range and give crisp, precise lines particularly good for graphic illustration and design.

Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels

Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II is a watersoluble wax pastel, in 126 beautiful, vibrant colours.
Used wet or dry these highly adaptable crayons can be used for a huge variety of effects. They have a very high pigment concentration making them very economical and are easy to smudge, scrape or spread with a paintbrush. Used wet they create beautifully dense colour washes and lovely soft effects.

Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils

Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils are a very high quality artists' watercolour pencil, they are incredibly colourful and versatile with a wonderful ability to produce watercolour effects.
 

Cretacolor Marino Fine Art Watercolour Pencils

Cretacolor Marino Fine Art Watercolour PencilsCretacolor Marino Watercolour Pencils are fine art quality pencils in brilliant colours with a soft core giving a rich stroke. Colours can be mixed with one another by adding water to achieve smooth contours and colour transitions.

Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell Watercolour Pencils

Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell Watercolour PencilsThe Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell Watercolour Pencils are watercolour pencils made from the finest pigments with excellent lightfastness and brilliance of colour.  Blend with a brush dipped in water to create many different effects.

Design by Bruynzeel Sakura - Watercolour Pencils

Design by Bruynzeel Sakura - Watercolour PencilsDesign by Bruynzeel Sakura - Watercolour Pencils (Aquarel) have a colour core made from from fine, high quality colour pigments that transfer very well and dissolve fully in water. Can be applied both wet or dry.

Koh I Noor Mondeluz Watercolour Pencils

Koh I Noor Mondeluz Watercolour PencilsKoh I Noor Mondeluz Watercolour Pencils have a high level of pigmentation, are fully watersoluble and blendable.  All the box sizes come with a paintbrush included.