I have been watching the Graphite drawing lessons. I was intrigued by the colored graphite pencils which are applied and then activated with water, like watercolor pencils. There are only 24 colors that look and apply totally different than they look after activation. Today, I made a swatch sheet, and now I’m excited to actually play with this medium for a drawing. Matt recommends watercolor paper when using these. The swatches are on 140-pound hot press Arches watercolor paper. I’m sure they’ll look a bit different on cold pressed paper.
I priced them on the Blick site for around $50, but they were $38 on Amazon, so I ordered them.
Has anyone used these before? Did you love or hate them? I REALLY loved watching the transformation from dry to wet when water was applied. On the swatches, the top swatch for each color is dry, and the activated swatch is below the dry, except for white which I mixed with Shadow in both boxes.