Drawing with coloured pencils

At school, at university, at work and at home: drawing with coloured pencils is more popular than ever. Coloured pencils come in two different forms:

Waterproof coloured pencils for classic pencil drawings

Whoever wants to work artistically as an adult has grown out the children's colour pencils. Colour pencils for adults have to perform better. That is why they contain particularly high-quality pigments. They have an intensive colour laydown. There are no different degrees of hardness for coloured pencils. However, not all coloured pencils are the same.

Which colour pencil should I choose? On the one hand it is a matter of feeling: Do I prefer to draw with a softer or a slightly harder pencil? On the other hand, the choice of the colour pencil has something to do with the technique I want to use. If I like clear lines and want to draw many details, a slightly harder pencil is good. If I want to work large areas, a softer colour pencil is better for me. Here applies again: The proof of the pudding is in the eating!

Water-soluble coloured pencils for drawings with watercolour effect

If coloured pencil colours are water soluble, then one speaks of watercolour coloured pencils. So much is possible with them! A "normal" crayon drawing becomes an airy watercolour with a little water. For this purpose, one simply dips a brush into water and paints over the coloured pencil drawing. It is fascinating how the character of a drawing can be changed completely.

Watercolour pencils are great for beginners who feel safer with coloured pencils than with brushes. Drawing with water-soluble pencils is perhaps the first step towards painting with liquid watercolours. Watercolour pencils are also ideal for people who like to draw outdoors, on a walk or on the beach and want to take advantage of the dreamy watercolour effect: Brushes with a water tank are available for on the go!