|Inktense Pencils - Jez|
Yesterday we had a joiner in to do a job for us. Where he needed to work and spread his tools out around him was in the one place in the flat that made it difficult to move from one room to another, and he often wanted to ask questions. That made it difficult to get 'in the zone' for sketching, and he was moving around too much to draw him. But he did a good job, so it was worth it.
My solution was to sort out my varied boxes and tins of Inktense pencils, my tin of 24, plus extra colours bought from time to time and some from gifts. I never knew where to find everything I wanted. When I had finished I found I had 45 different colours and ten 'doubles'. As you can see, I mistakenly sketched 12 pen spaces instead of 10, lack of concentration
Inktense are not like the usual watercolour pencils. When water is added they become ink in vibrant colours, and even if you painted watercolour over them it would not disturb the original ink painting.
The outliner is a graphite pencil that does not react to water.
I would like to give them to artists who have not yet tried these lovely pencils, so if you would like them I would be really happy, rather than see them lie unused and unwanted. They are artist pencils, and even if children like to draw with them, all artists should at least try them out.
Just say you'd like to have one of the two five-pencil sets in a comment below and we'll sort out a way for me to send them. Lynn would give you my email address, or vice-versa if you wish. Please make me happy. Don't worry about the fact that the postage is a cost - it's better than the government getting it one day as death duties.