Albrecht Duerer artists' watercolour pencils provide artists with great versatility of expression when drawing, shading and painting in watercolours. High-quality materials combined with Faber-Castell's experience have resulted in pencils that produce unsurpassed watercolour effects. The coloured surface can be transformed with only a few fine or broad brushstrokes to reveal the full and unique power of the colours.
Depending on the paper being used, the pigments can be completely dissolved, and will then behave in the same way as classic watercolour paints: The paint becomes permanent when dry, enabling other layers of colour to be superimposed without causing it to dissolve again. For this reason, many watercolour artists choose to use the pencils for the fine details in their watercolour paintings, as well as for watercolour sketches while travelling.
Pencils are manufactured with extra-thick 3.8 mm leads that are break-resistant and fully water soluble. These leads provide sharp, fine lines and superior point retention.
Leads are housed in barrels of premium California cedar wood with SV (secure-all) bonding to strengthen the lead and help prevent breakage. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils are available in 120 brilliant colours that are part of a unique color matching system that encompasses all Faber-Castell art and graphic products. Match the color index numbers of any two Faber-Castell products for color compatibility.