Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Graphite and Watercolor on tinted 300# Arches', rough cold press..  A small watercolor, 6" x 8" with a 3" off-white (powder) mat.....The darker pines in the middle ground was painted in with Derivan liquid pencil.....


  1. It's lovely. What is the advantage of using the liquid pencil rather than watercolor paint.... I'm not familiar with Derivan Liquid Pencil.

    1. Laura...Thank you for your comments.... I don't think there's an advantage...There is some characteristics to both. The Derivan Liquid Pencil can be purchased from Blicks or Jerry's Artarama. There are 2 types...Permanent is one type, the other is called rewettable. Basically, the liquid pencil is used to get a graphite finish using a brush instead of a pencil. They have several colors and several shades of grey...I prefer the Sepia and yellow colors. I'm always experimenting with anything that can be dissolved with water, so when I saw this stuff advertised I thought I'd give it a try. I use heavy rough textured paper, so it was fun trying it out. I'm not for sure what kind of results a person would get using a light weight hot pressed paper. Hope that answers some of your questions. I might also might add... That if you do preparatory sketches for your watercolors like I do...then this stuff might be an interesting product for you to try, as you can get a watercolor look i your sketches...Good luck.

  2. Thank you, I will check it out. It's always fun to try something new.