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: Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle


wook
09-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Hello fellow artists, I hope you are feeling inspired today.
I saw admins / mods added category for reviews and thought that I will share "my precious" with you.
I didn't know how does a graphite behaves in an aquarelle form, but, I thought, if I don't dissolve it much, I will have better intensity, so I tried it, and trust me when I tell you that when you have a high concentration of 4B it is better than 9B of some regular brands...

I have set of 5 (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B) which covers all my needs for now.
The truth is, I am not using them unless I work on something important.

However, I don't use them in classical way, I dip the tip of pen in very thin layer of water and I use it as that to get best intensity.

Did any of you used this product? What are your opinions?

Susan Mulno
09-22-2015, 08:19 AM
I have not tried them but you have my interest. When I get a chance I will try them! :biggrin:

Bushcraftonfire
09-22-2015, 11:20 AM
I saw these in the store a week ago.. now you are gonna make me buy more supplies to try.. aren't you? :)

wook
09-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Bushcraftonfire (https://www.artistforum.com/members/bushcraftonfire/), if you saw them and you didn't bought them, then you MUST return to store to get the pack. :D
I have in plan to make some textures later today so I will post the examples here. :)

Susan Mulno
09-22-2015, 03:49 PM
Which store? :biggrin:

wook
09-22-2015, 04:16 PM
The store Susan! :D
Ok, I don't know (even if I asked before) how to edit the post, but here's the update on the chart:

Bushcraftonfire
09-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Susan.. I'm sure you can get them online.. I think it was errr...ummm.. what's the name of that office store? Officemax? I think

Bushcraftonfire
09-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Got them today at Hobby Lobby.. with a 40% discount they were about $10 (5 pencils and a brush in the set)

leighann
09-25-2015, 12:11 AM
Great!!! One more thing I want to try!!! :vs_smirk:

If we ever get moved...and I have a studio, or at least more designated art space, I plan to try lots of new things. :laugh:

:vs_rocking_banana:

Bushcraftonfire
09-25-2015, 01:31 AM
OK.. after using these.. I have found they are nothing more than watercolor pencils.. I already had them (although not in such variety) in my watercolor pencil set.

wook
09-25-2015, 10:31 AM
OK.. after using these.. I have found they are nothing more than watercolor pencils.. I already had them (although not in such variety) in my watercolor pencil set.
Actually they are not watercolor they are watergraphite :P try to dip the tip in water and then use them. ;)

Bushcraftonfire
09-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Actually they are not watercolor they are watergraphite :P try to dip the tip in water and then use them. ;)

Yes.. I understand Bro.. That's how I use the watercolor pencils as well.. Sometimes dry.. then wet the picture.. sometimes wet them with water and use them.. I have done both with great results :)

As for them being water graphite.. I'm not sure what watercolor pencils are.. they surely aren't purely watercolor paint dried.. they are too strong for that.. Probably some wax in them.. but that would counteract the water.. I just don't know.. but these pencils are almost identical to the ones I have been using :)

wook
09-26-2015, 02:02 PM
True bro, well, 100% graphite is 10B. 9B is 90% graphite + 10% clay, so, I believe they mix something instead of the clay.
Seems to me that US brands are better than regular European ones. :D