I can't praise these pencils highly enough. Before purchasing these I have tried several brands,and the colours were ok, but they just don't hold a candle to these Albrecht Durer. The blending and pigment loading of these pencils is superb. The colours are all gorgeous and rich. I couldn't believe finally no mark lines! I was almost dreading trying them out because the actual dry pencil didn't feel any different to those I had tried previously, but when I brushed over with water they just melted like butter. I would not hesitate to recommend these. They are an absolute joy to work with.
These watercolour pencils are fantastic! So easy to use - you use them as regular pencils but as you apply water, they act like watercolours and the colours become more vivid creating the whole drawing look alive! They are great for people who are afraid to paint with watercolours, the pencils can be easily controlled and you don't need much water for them to dissolve. I cannot recommend these enough! It's so much fun to use them. These watercolour pencils are great for either a beginner or a professional.
I love these! Fantastic range of colours and a great way of experimenting with watercolours without too much mess for a beginner. Really easy to use and can layer to create different shades. Has sparked a whole new hobby!
Well, I was a bit intrigued to try these. I take my art seriously although I’m not a professional at all, but I am a very enthusiastic amateur.
I try to buy good quality supplies whenever my budget allows and this was thus a bit of a treat for me. I have used another brand of "student grade" watercolour pencils before and wondered if this was worth the expense.
....it was! These are outstanding and I am very, very pleased with them.
What I have immediately realised is that the colours are very much the same when first "laid down" as to when "activated/wetted". They move and flow and its just a totally new experience to be able to control water colour this way.
Above all the quality is outstanding, it really is!
I am kind of pinching myself that I didn’t hold out a little longer and buy the complete 120 set, but that’s beyond my means at the moment and the tin of 60 that I did buy is just an excellent selection and will cover almost anything.
Lovely tin too!
I will now seriously consider getting the matching Faber-Castell pencils too I think as I understand that the ranges are designed to match and compliment each other.
As an amateur artist I have never used watercolour pencils before. I chose this manufacturer because I already own a set of their polychromos pencils which I love. The overall quality is excellent. There are a few extra colours I need which I will buy separately (cadmium red, terracotta and spa green). I've learnt that trying to overlay or mix colours only works for me if I wet the pencil lead directly and use a palette as for watercolour paint. These pencils are easier to use for fine detail compared with using a brush. Adding water afterwards in a sparing fashion brings the colour up a level.
I love these pencils. They lay down smoothly and look nice as is, but as watercolour pencils they are lovely. The colour range is amazing, and richly pigmented. I have tried other watercolour pencils which did not react so well with water and this put me off the medium for a long while, but these are a world apart from those! At half the rrp, they are really great value for money. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed
I had previously bought two other different brands of watercolour pencil and to be honest, I wasn't that happy with them because they don't dissolve completely and so I had a bad view of watercolour pencils. After buying 3 other sets, one of which was the Derwent, I decided to jump into these Albrecht Durer pencils as a treat for myself. I'm so glad I did. I love all the different colours. I also love how controlled my painting is using them. And best of all, they dissolve completely, leaving no bits of colour behind, they look like regular watercolours. In fact, I've done some paintings using both conventional watercolours and these Albrecht Durer pencils and no one can tell the difference, even some of my artists friends can't tell. I don't regret buying them at all, unlike some other purchases I've made. If you enjoy watercolours, but want the control of a pencil, give these a try, true quality.
You will feel very posh using these pencils. I believe this is the only brand of watersoluble pencil whose pigment is 100% soluble. I don't think the museum aquarelle do too bad but the Albrecht Durer are lovely too. The colours are bright, blend well - these are the best quality you can get for the money.
Online shopping for so many years, this is my first serious treatment. I stared at the screen with my cell phone in a sly mood, and I was too late to start. I am afraid that once I say it, the boss will think that I am flattering, is it because I want to pay for the red packets of a few dollars, and I am afraid that my evaluation will mislead the later netizens. In order to write this evaluation, I have the courage to drink 3 bottles of beer to have confidence. I remember the first time I drank alcohol or the day I first expressed my love. Today, I am in the same mood. I want to live up to my expectations. I will definitely write my own evaluation objectively, fairly and truthfully: this is me. Happy online shopping, thank you! ! !
Those are really well pigmented pencils. I usually use them as a background or the 1st layer for the regular coloured pencil drawing. They have nice strong pigments and it is easy to carry them with water. I advise using a watercolour paper though to avoid water sinking too quickly into the paper.