Everyone has used colored pencils at one time or another. In grade school crayons were our starting point and as we grew up colored pencils came into the picture. However, for a while watercolor pencils were not used so many people may want to know exactly what they are and how they are used. Below I have listed some points on watercolor pencils, what they are, who might want to use them and on products that will get the beginning artist started. I hope all of this is useful to those who wish to let their inner artist out.
What are Watercolor Pencils:
Watercolor pencils are basically colored pencils but it is water soluble. This means that you can draw your picture using the pencils then go over the drawing with water using a damp paintbrush or sponge. The result is that you get a picture that looks a little more like you painted it than drew it with pencils.
Who will Want to Use Them:
Some people may have the desire to paint but just do not have the time to learn. Maybe they do not possess the talent to paint even though they have the desire. Water color pencils can be a way to do your ‘painting’ in an easier and less time consuming way.
What Kind to Buy:
There are many brands of water color pencils and each are good in their own way, some are great for painting some are great a Office Equipment. However, it can be costly to buy pencils little by little if you are just looking for something to get you started. There are what they call ‘starter kits’ that have everything you need to start drawing with your watercolor pencils. Some of these kits even have beginner books that will give tips on drawing with watercolor pencils and what the best techniques are for getting the best look possible.