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Create Watercolor Graphite with Graphite Aquarelle Pencils

Posted on May 06 2021

Graphite Aquarelle pencil and watercolor sketch

Watercolor graphite pencils 

Graphite and watercolor artists alike can enjoy creating deep shades of graphite and vibrant watercolor artwork with the high-quality products that Faber-Castell provides. Marry your favorite graphite and watercolor qualities into one artistic medium and you meet Graphite Aquarelle Pencils. Graphite Aquarelle Pencils add a whole new dimension to our classic graphite pencils as a watercolor graphite medium. These pencils are water-soluble, allowing artists to create and combine graphite tones and watercolor techniques. The name “Aquarelle” is another word we use referring to watercolors.

Watercolor graphite shoe sketch and Graphite Aquarelle Pencils

The water-solubility of Graphite Aquarelle Pencils brings the possibility of high-quality graphite mixed media to fruition. Beyond being an ideal medium for preliminary sketches and watercolor paintings, watercolor graphite pencils add artistic character to drawings and are the best medium to use mixed media techniques with such as incorporating oil, acrylics, and ink. Watercolor graphite pencils are also great for preliminary silk painting sketches.

watercolor graphite flowers

Creating bold watercolors out of graphite can be achieved not only through the technique of adding water to your graphite but also by sketching on wet paper. Sketching on wet paper creates a special effect. Depending on the degree of moisture, the lines disperse very artistically on wet surfaces, providing the drawing additional character and spontaneity. Create diverse color shades by drawing on wet paper and using different degrees of graphite hardness throughout your work. With watercolor, the grey shade intensity can be consciously controlled by using more or less water. We recommend using watercolor paper when creating with Graphite Aquarelle Pencils. Depending on the roughness of your paper, the watercolor graphite can add even more expression.

Graphite Aquarelle Pencils are created with the same professional standard as their graphite companions with break-resistant SV bonding, environmentally friendly water-based varnish, and wooden barrels made from sustainable forestry. Faber-Castell graphite watercolor pencils are available in 5 degrees of hardness: medium soft (HB), very soft and black (2B), very soft and very black (4B), and extra soft and very deep (6B and 8B). Each pencil is created with 3.3mm break-resistant lead that is guaranteed easy to sharpen.

5 degrees of watercolor graphite

Graphite Aquarelle Pencils are available to purchase as a set with an included paintbrush or individually. Faber-Castell offers a variety of high-quality graphite pencils for every artist of every style. Explore the rest of our graphite collection, here.

 

 

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