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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Daily Life, Inktense, Jez Eden

Inktense Pencils - Jez
TUESDAY

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.

16 comments:

  1. How generous of you! I won't take you up on it because I already have a tin of 12 and a tin of 24. I agree that everyone should try them. They are very unique and quite different from watercolor pencils.

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  2. Glad you agree Melisa, and they are so moreish, there's always another colour you want

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  3. what a beautiful illustration Jez! And thank you so much for your explanation of the Inktense pencils. I would so love to have some to try and play with-thank you for your generous offer.

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    1. Great Linda, I'm so glad. I'll email my address to you and we'll go from there. I forgot to mention that one or two have been used. Yes, and 'play with' is just the right approach. Lots of tips and videos on you tube etc under Derwent Inktense Pencils.

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  4. I am a beginner I would love also for you to give me something as a love offering as I call it. I live in Canada.

    Oh how thoughtful of you .

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    1. What a nice way to look at it, as a love offering. Well it is, because I love being part of PPP&P. lynn has sent me your email, so I shall write with my address.

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  5. Jez, I love your drawing and I love your idea of sharing art supplies this way. I am going to look through my things and see if there's anything not being used, and keep this as an idea in the future. I love our community here and not only is it a good chance for these pencils to have a new life with someone using them :) it's also a way for us to connect!

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    1. Just how I feel Margaret, Everyone here is so supportive and helpful with suggestions.

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  6. Well Jez it seems your beautiful pencils have found homes! Wonderful. I look forward to the art they create with them. And I will send them each your email address if that is what you want.
    You did a wonderful job drawing and coloring them with the very pencils. And you are right, the colors are quite intense! Sweet gifting!

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    1. Thanks for letting me offer them here Lynn. Everyone who tries them loves them.

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  7. Great illo, good use of your time. And what a generous offer. I like the idea of sharing excess supplies. Like most arty people I tend to buy supplies just to try them and don't always like them. Better to share than throw out for sure.

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    1. Yes, I tend to do yhe same, just attracted to new supplies when I see them, and though the art materials expand the apartment doesn't.

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  8. I like how you made good use of your time while the workman was there. I have a set of 12 Inktense pencils and love them. I use them all the time, so I'm sure whoever you send them to will enjoy them too. It is a good idea to share supplies that you don't need. Good thinking!

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  9. Perhaps if we had a few more jobs done my art materials would get sorted more often.

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  10. Really generous offer from you, Jez! Your pencils get a new life and we can perhaps see new artworks here done with them!

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    1. Thank you Sirkka, that's how I see it too and hope we see what Linda and Carole create with them.

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