Art to Art’s range high-quality watercolour pencils can be used to create watercolour paintings, drawings and sketches. Available in a range of vibrant colours and brands like Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache and Derwent to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pencil. Shop artist pencils online today and get free shipping when you spend over $100.
Watercolour pencils feature a water-soluble design that can be used dry or dissolved with water to create an array of stunning effects. They can also be layered together when dry to create bold and subtle shades.
If you’re an emerging or advanced artist, our affordable and high-quality coloured pencils are perfect for any fine detailed watercolour painting or sketch. The comfortable hexagon group also aids in precision and won't slip off the table!
What is the difference between watercolour pencils and regular pencils?
Watercolour pencils are very similar to regular pencils, but they can be dissolved in water to create a range of bold and soft tones. Watercolour pencils can also be used dry to create fine detailed sketches and drawings.
Regular pencils are binded with wax to create bold and vivid pencil drawings and paintings. Coloured pencils are great for layering to produce a range of colour shades.
How do you use watercolour pencils?
You can use watercolour pencils dry or dissolved in water – it just depends on the effect you’re trying to create. To use them wet, simply dip your pencil into water and begin sketching to produce bold and soft tones.
Which watercolour pencil is best?
It all depends on the artist's preference. At Art to Art, we stock a range of affordable and high-quality artist pencils from your favourite brands including faber Castell, Derwent and Caran D’Ache. So you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you!
How do you sharpen watercolour pencils?
Similar to regular pencils, we recommend sharpening your watercolour pencils with a handheld pencil sharpener. Make sure your pencils are dry, then simply sharpen them as you need.