Check out this video where Strathmore’s Artist Educator Sarah Becktel shares her tips for using watercolor pencils. This video has become the top video on Strathmore’s YouTube Channel because of Sarah’s straightforward method of teaching both classic and unique ways to get the most from watercolor pencils.
Raw Materials carries a carefully-curated selection of water-soluble or watercolor pencils, but below are three we love, including the artist-grade watercolor pencil that Sarah uses in the video, Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils.
Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencils by Caran d’Ache
Superior-quality water-soluble color pencils for the most exacting requirements by artists, illustrators, and graphic artists. Perfect for mixed media applications, and can be used with Pablo permanent colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and Neocolor pastels. Available in 120 colors, the soft water-soluble lead is 3.7mm, with a high breaking-strength. Encased in premium-quality, FSC-certified cedar, the colors are bright and have excellent lightfastness. Throughout the month of March, all Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencils and Pencil Sets are on sale for 20% off!
The fully water-soluble lead of the Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils have vibrant colors, optimum opacity and good lightfastness. High-quality materials and innovative production technology provide high tip-breakage resistance with SV bonding along the 3.3mm lead. Using a wet paintbrush drawings can be transformed into stunning watercolor paintings. Dry drawing techniques of colored pencils can also be used with these watercolor pencils. These hexagonal pencils are easily sharpened with all common sharpeners.
Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils by Faber-Castell contain the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness. They feature a buttery smooth color laydown and are easily blended and layered without waxy build up. The thick 3.8mm break-resistant and fully water-soluble leads can be easily blended when wet for rich watercolor effects and become permanent when dry. The lead is housed in premium California cedar wood casing with SV bonding to strengthen lead and resist breakage, while providing sharp fine lines and excellent point retention. Available by Special Order.