Our Guide to all things Inktense

by Cass Art

The Derwent Inktense range has highly versatile watersoluble pencils, blocks and ink pans, which create ink-like colour when combined with water. You can draw with them just as you would a traditional pencil, then wash over with water to leave a vibrant colourful ink-like effect. Below are some video to showcase the versatility of Inktense from pencil to paint pan. Enjoy!

Derwent Inktense Pencils

Derwent Inktense Pencils are our best water-soluble pencil ever! You can use them dry but mix them with water and the colour turns into vibrant ink. Once it’s dry the colour is fixed and because its permanent it’s great for using on fabric such as silk and cotton.

Features:

  • Permanent once dry, Derwent Inktense won’t wash out like watercolour.
  • The range has been formulated so colours will not move or lift when more water is applied.
  • Permanence offers exceptional layering ability, allowing artists to work on multiple layers without affecting previous applications.
  • Colours are highly-pigmented and retain vibrancy after drying, creating ink-like effects.
  • Derwent Inktense can be applied to many porous surfaces including ceramic, wood and fabric.
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils can be applied wet or dry to a page, with pigments coming alive when water is added.
  • Pencil format provides control for fine detail


Features and Benifits of Derwent Inktense Paint Pans

Inktense colour on the go! The Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set contains the unique Inktense formulation found in our pencil and block ranges. Unlike traditional watercolour, washes of vivid paint can be applied without dissolving previously dried layers.

Features:

  • Permanent once dry, Derwent Inktense won’t wash out like watercolour. The range has been formulated so colours will not move or lift when more water is applied.
  • Permanence offers exceptional layering ability, allowing artists to work on multiple layers without affecting previous applications.
  • Colours are highly-pigmented and retain vibrancy after drying, creating ink-like effects.
  • Derwent Inktense can be applied to many porous surfaces including ceramic, wood and fabric.
  • With portable, pocket-sized assortments, and with a waterbrush included, Derwent Inktense Paint can be taken out and about for urban sketching or painting.
  • Paint format provides pre-mixed colours in palette combinations artists will need.
  • Use with Derwent Line Makers for colourful sketching.

Derwent Inktense Paint Pans with Abby Nurre

Here watercolour artist Abby Nurre as she describes the uniqueness, vibrancy and ease of use that the Inktense Paint Pan Palettes provide.

Feeling Inspired?


You can shop the full Derwent Inktense range here.

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