Watercolour Pencils

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Ink & Watercolour Illustration by Noelle Fontaine

Ink &Watercolour Illustration by Noelle Fontaine

I have found a new medium to play with, rather a new way to play with an old medium. One that is rather pleasant and easy to do on the go – WATERCOLOUR PENCILS!!!

They are the best thing since sliced bread! You can take them virtually anywhere, map out the colour of your piece, pack up and go, then continue at your next location. For a busy creative who needs flexibility or is constantly on the go, like myself, these pencils are extremely convenient. Also, there is little to no clean up! That being said, once you start to wet the paper and begin your colour blending journey, you still need to wait for the paper to dry.

These pencils are excellent for someone who is just starting to explore the medium, as they are very forgiving and less intimidating than tubes of watercolour paint.

These Faber-Castell watercolour pencils are the first I have tried, so far I am very pleased with the quality and reasonable price (between $20-$30, purchased at DeSerres Art Supplies Store along with a pad of Fabriano Studio Watercolour Paper). Like all creative tools, the quality of products used can make a significant difference in the final outcome of any illustration or painting; you do not always have to buy the expensive or professional grade products/tools but once you have invested in some, you will notice a difference.

Overall, for a reasonably priced set of 36 colours and being fairly green with the medium in general, I would recommend giving these pencils a try. Even the most seasoned of creatives can have a lot of fun on the go with these babies.

Follow me on Instagram or twitter @noelle_fontaine to see more, you can  also tag me in any of your watercolour pieces to share in the fun!

Thanks for reading 😀

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