Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil Sets offer a range of popular colors, all with excellent lightfastness and exceptional covering power. The soft, water soluble leads of these high quality pencils blend well and liquefy into beautiful washes. These Supracolor pencils will satisfy a wide range of user groups....artists, illustrators, drawing instructors, and amateurs.
Supracolor pencils support a wide range of techniques and support materials:
Block work and details: The lead is suitable for both depending on how it is sharpened.
Hatching: Laying down marks on the support surface in either one color in varying strengths or overlaying colors and shading off.
Watercolouring effects: Achieved with a moist brush directly on the support surface. Sketch out a drawing and using the tip of the lead as a watercolouring tool - by picking up color from the lead with the brush. This technique can be used to blend colors and combine pencil drawing with watercolor.
Smudging: Spray your drawing with water and smudge sections with a finger. Dry into wet...carefully draw into a still-damp color wash with a Supracolor pencil. Powdered pigment...first draw the subject with a moist brush, then rub pigment off the pencil point onto the wet areas with sandpaper. Blow off loose pigment.
Bundling : Draw with several color pencils together. Spray and smudge as desired.
Ideal for use on paper, cardboard, wood, stone, leather, fabric, terracotta, etc. Not suitable for use on smooth surfaces like glass, plastic, photographic paper, etc. Art work should be sprayed with a fixative or protected with a solvent-based varnish.
- Lightfastness is good to excellent.
- Maximum color strength due to a high pigment content.
- Excellent mark opacity.
- Very low powdering.
- Very good color consistency.
- Excellent covering power. Covers up to 100% of support material according to pressure applied.
- Excellent results with color blending techniques.
- Unlimited shelf life and durability under normal conditions.