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  • Set of 36

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Derwent Inktense Pencils combine the brilliant intensity of pen and ink with the versatility of line and wash. This exciting range of water-soluble ink pencils is perfect for illustrators, designers and students as well as for pen and wash style drawings and floral artwork.

The pencils provide a pure, vibrant color that washes out to leave a translucent ink-like effect. Once dry, the color wash is permanent and can be washed over with other media, wet or dry.

Inktense Pencils are available in four sets:

Set of 12 contains the following colors: apple green, baked earth, bark, deep indigo, fuchsia, ink black, leaf green, poppy red, sea blue, sun yellow, tangerine, and teal green.

Set of 24 contains the following colors: antique white, apple green, baked earth, bark, bright blue, charcoal gray, chili red, deep indigo, field green, fuchsia, ink black, iris blue, leaf green, mustard, poppy red, sea blue, sherbet lemon, shiraz, sun yellow, tangerine, teal green, violet, and willow. The set also comes with a non-soluble Inktense Outliner Pencil.

Set of 36 contains all of the colors in the set of 24, plus sienna gold, cherry, red violet, mauve, peacock blue, iron blue, iron green, ionian green, felt green, tan, saddle brown, and indian ink. The set also comes with a non-soluble Inktense Outliner Pencil.

Set of 72 contains all of the colors in the set of 36, plus cadmium yellow, sicilian yellow, golden yellow, cadmium orange, burnt orange, mid vermilion, scarlet pink, hot red, carmine pink, crimson, deep rose, thistle, dusky purple, dark purple, deep violet, lagoon, navy blue, deep blue, dark aquamarine, green aquamarine, mallard green, vivid green, beech green, hooker’s green, light olive, spring green, fern, amber, oak, red oxide, madder brown, dark chocolate, sepia ink, chinese ink, payne’s gray, and neutral gray. The set also comes with a non-soluble Inktense Outliner Pencil.


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Product Questions and Answers

Can these pencils be used to sketch like regular pencils? Are they supposed to be used like watercolor paint?

- Asked by angelica on 13-Jan-14

Inktense pencils apply like regular colored pencils, but when brushed with water, they transform into a translucent ink-like wash. Once dry, the color is permanent and other media, wet or dry, may be used on top of the wash.

- Answered by MisterArt on 13-Jan-14

Is there a way to see all of the colors in the 72-set of Inktense pencils?

- Asked by Sandra on 17-Aug-13

Here is a link where you can see these colors:

- Answered by MisterArt on 26-Aug-13

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: P. Mary Manrod in Chandler, Az
I love Inktense pencils. The colors are vivid, and they work great with my watercolor paints, and stay vibrant when I go over the area to touch up.
Rated by: Anthony T. in Arlington, TX
Another great item. I have enjoyed all of the items I have ordered from I am an artist... learning to bring color into my drawings. Fantastic product.
Rated by: Anita S. in Escondido, CA
I LOVE THESE PENCILS!! Superb, intense color and easily blendable.
Rated by: Brian D. in Grand Junction, CO
These Inktense are pretty awesome. It feels near natural. When you lay a color it simply feels like I think it should. Mixing colors is easy. The brightness doesn't drastically dull when two colors are mixed. You have to be picky about your pencil sharpener, but not overly so, like with Prismacolors. The Staedtler Pencil and Crayon sharpener with 2 holes and a semi-transparent blue bottom with black top works great for sharpening these pencils. Perhaps these Inktense are the closest color pencil to act/feel the way I keep expecting a color pencil act/feel.
Rated by: Carol K. in South Park, PA
These pencils are WONDERFUL! They really live up to their name "Inktense". The colors go on smoothly and layer beautifully. Of all the colored pencils I've tried (and I've tried them all) these are the very best by far. If you're looking to produce art with brilliant and beautiful color, look no further. You want "Inktense".

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