Saturday, October 07, 2006

Inktense Test

I tried the Derwent Inktense pencils for the first time today, and they sure are intense. I barely touched the paper with them, and all the colours went too dark. I´m not sure what I can do with these that I can´t do with watercolours but I was still curious to try them out.
I guess they could be great to bring along to places where it´s not so convenient to work with watercolors. A box of 12 Inktense and a waterbrush and I would probably be okay.

The drawing is 7 x 9 cm, ink and Inktense.

20 comments:

Lin said...

What a GLORIOUS salt shaker!! LOVE the colors and the sketch -- it is so RICH!!!!

Sue said...

Nina, I LOVE your sketch so much!

SCquiltaddict said...

sWOW I am so impressed...looks like one of duane K's paintings...fantastic job!

clearmark said...

I have liked your drawing style.
I am glad of the your comment.
Thank you.
kuriyama

Kate Johnson said...

Wonderful job, Nina! I usually find Inktense TOO intense and unsubtle, but you've conquered them!

Rachel Murphree said...

wow!!! WOW! that's all I can think to say...beautiful dark glowing colors...love the translucence of the glass. stunning.

Renate said...

Wow! If this pens would make me draw like this, I'd buy them! But I fear it's the artist, not the tool... *sigh*

Ujwala said...

you've captured the glass so well! great to see this watercolor.

Kay Cox said...

This is just wonderful...the color just bounces off the page and is perfect. Beautiful drawing.

suzanne said...

Beautiful! After seeing your results with the inktense pencils I am going to have to check them out for myself. Great job with the glass...this is something I always have trouble with.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautifuly simple. I'd hang it in my kitchen with pride. Great job.

Jana Bouc said...

This came out great! I really like it. I gave up on the inktense but after seeing this, I have the idea to use them for man-made objects, maybe just now natural stuff for which they're often too intense.

Felicity said...

Beautiful! I've heard they are very bright but this is lovely and subtle with just those small splashes of colour.

Hashi said...

This is soooo beautiful.

Jessica said...

That is one AWESOME salt shaker! Makes me want to try it... later we'll be going out to eat & maybe I'll try something similar with a sugar container (can't remember if the restaurant we're going to has their sugar in one of those tallish glass containers or not)...

My question here is: how are the inktense pencils different from say Prismacolor watercolor pencils or Neocolor II water based crayons? (Well, okay, maybe I would not compare either with the Neocolor IIs since they are crayons & maintaining a sharp point would not be easy)...

Cheers,
Jessica

Toni said...

I love the look of your salt shaker.
Hmmm I may have to get some of these inktense pencils. I love rich dark colors at times.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is beautiful. I never know how people do that with the light. How?!

Delboy's Daughter said...

WOW.. striking you know.
Stands out.
Use those pencils again woman! heh

windwordwriter said...

This simple sketch is exquisite! Reminds me to take my journal into restaurants, a great way to pass the time while waiting for your food. A saltshaker like this would be a great everyday study of light and color.

Anonymous said...

When I look at this simple drawing of a salt-shaker, I feel like Richard Dreyfus must have felt when he saw Devil's Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It draws me in (no pun intended!)...calls to me.
All your drawings are easy on the eyes and mind. Thanks.
Rok Kyndl