Paint in a stick! The solid stick offers you 4 times more useable material then a woodcased version with absolutely no wastage.
Use on wet or dry surfaces for numerous different finishes
Peel off the protective wrapper and apply on its side to give you broad sweeps of colour.
Create your picture using dry Aquatone then add water with a paintbrush to create different effects
Why not try scraping a little dry Aquatone straight onto pre wetted paper and use a brush or finger to smudge
Tips from artist Malcolm Cudmore
Rotate the Aquatone stick in your hand while you use it – this way it will require far less sharpening and there will be no wastage.
When you sharpen the sticks, keep the shavings in pots (Grate ‘n' Shake and Shave ‘n' Save) for diluting into washes for even less wastage!
Make colour charts with all the colours in your set and keep them in a sketch book for regular reference while you work.
Use the point of the stick for making precise marks and details.
Adding water to your dry marks will bring the colour to life and make it brighter.
Working the dry stick onto patches of wet paper will give soft-edged, but vibrantly coloured marks.
For really vibrant colour, work directly off the end of the stick onto your paper with a damp brush.
Dried Aquatone washes or marks can be re-wet for adjustment later.
Make up a small collection of short lengths of your favourite Aquatone colours. Keep them in a Derwent pocket wrap together with a waterbrush and a small block of watercolour paper for an ever-ready outdoor sketching kit.
Aquatone is great value for money and will give you many hours of creative pleasure.