Draw With Me - Pencil Review

Hello my fellow Artsies. . . I hope this week finds you well.  It's been a week full of paperwork for me so I was so pleased to be able to sit down and pen a few words about some thing Art related.

Last week a fellow Artist told me she didn't know much about Derwent Graphitints so I thought I could let you know what I think about them and how they work for me.

I have used them in two pieces of art work 'Converse With Me' and 'Rosa'.  I discovered Graphitints over a year ago just when I was looking to add a little more to my graphite drawings. . . these were perfect.  Graphitints are coloured graphite with the most wonderful muted hues.  When used dry they behave just as your graphite pencils do.

They interesting thing is that you can also use these pencils with water, they are water soluble which adds such a rich colour and new dimension to any piece.

I used them as dry pencils. . . I love the effect that the colour adds to the mood of my drawings.

If you want to experiment with something new try Graphitints I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.  You can purchase them in blister packs of 6, 12 tin or 24.

Let me know what you think.

Keep on drawing



  1. It's pretty cool that you can use these pencils either dry or wet to get different effects. If I could draw, I'd pick up a pack and go at it!


    1. I'm sure you could create remarkable things with these pencils Kelly. They are really amazing pencils.

  2. Great review! What I know about pencils consists of dim memories from my architect / artist father and my brief college art classes. As I say, dim! This is super. Both my kids are quite artistic and we have many sets of colored pencils, wet & dry, pastels, you name it. I need to organize big time. Create organized space for me, as in one of your earlier posts and re establish kids scattered 'tools', now left behind, as mine!
    PS... I haven't rec'd the Derwent pencils, but I assume that is the mail system.

    1. Hi Wendy

      Thanks for the kind words, I love to share what I know with others. People have done it for me and I greatly appreciate it...pay it forward so to speak. My boys aren't artist but both very musically inclined...I like that.

      I must apologize for being tardy with your pencils, I just couldn't seem to find time to get to the post office but I did mail them Tuesday so I hope they won't take too long.

      Let me know when they arrive.

      Have a lovely weekend

  3. Hi i have colored pencils, oh but those are watercolor pencils. I'm going to have to get the pencils you are talking about!!

  4. I think you'd really enjoy them Susan. They give a different look to your drawings...a change is as good as a rest.

  5. I grew up not too far from the Derwent Pencil factory and it's amazing how such a humble piece of graphite can be turned into such lovely works of art. Truly stunning.


    1. Hi Jeanette. Thanks for your lovely comment. That must have been amazing growing up near the factory, I would have loved that. It is quite fantastic how art is created be it paint, clay or pencil...and how people 'see'. It's the contrast and patterns that attract me to a particular subject...what might move me at the certain moment.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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