Graphite Gray (PBk 10) 12ml, DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Stick
Exploration of this color reveals some surprising pigment properties beyond its obvious opacity. First, Graphite Gray disperses well and quickly in water so floating the dense pigment onto water or into a wet wash offers and interesting handling method. A dry brushstroke quickly followed by a wet brushstroke spreads some of the pigment leaving the texture look of the drybrush. Aged and weathered wood, fence posts and old buildings are fine candidates for this pigment and approach.
Try this: Overpaint a value sketch with a light glaze. As graphite pencil is entirely acceptable in watercolor, a synthetic graphite pigment, namely Graphite Gray, seems surprisingly natural.
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks offer the same superior intensity as the DANIEL SMITH line of Extra Fine Watercolor paints with the convenience and portability of half pans. Each stick is packed with pure pigment and produces vibrant, strong color when wet or use them dry to build texture. They’re highly reactive with water and release rich, creamy colors.
For sketching, developing color values and bold expressions, DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks are a truly valuable addition to every artists’ palette.