Derwent Inktense pencils

Derwent Inltense color pencils are amazing and worth exploring. Here I included two quick get to know sketches of cat eyes.


I just bought the largest set available and once I actually have the time to sit down and play I will create with them. What I have noticed so far is they feel like a B graphite pencil as far as texture and softness. The color crushes and goes on very easily; stays where you put it. The colors are vivid and bright in comparison to other color pencils and more intense than color pencils needing less product and less effort to achieve a solid rich color. In comparison to all the watercolor pencils I have worked with I prefer Inktense, because with the other wc pencils leave the first mark you put down and takes longer to reach a rich solid color. Even with water the first mark stays and doesn’t wash out or disappear in  my opinion this has been my experience.

What I love about Inktense is that you can push the color around with literally a split-wet paint brush tip. In the golden color eye there are a few darker lines made with a barely wet tip. Really cool for extreme realism! I am in the mist of a huge watercolor painting, so in between drying of watercolor layers I will see what these Fabulous pencils can do! The cheapest place I found is Dlick Blick’s art on-line.

Set of 72 runs about $130.00. Worth every penny. Here is a color palette.004

Painting glass study.


This is Becky’s glass watercolor study. Great job for the first time painting glass. Tip: when drawing eclipses {oval shapes} on any glass shape such as a vase, can or any cylinder shapes draw the oval eclipses first and then connect the vase for example together.


Learning watercolor


Frannie is learning watercolor. These ballerinas have full beautiful skirts formed from clear plastic wrap! On the one skirt to the right you can see the plastic wrap, the paint is not yet dry enough to be removed. You will be able to tell when the paint is near dry when to remove the plastic wrap, the paint will not move and have a puddle or wetness. The paint used is Page of London watercolors. Please continue to follow the progress. Important note: place the wrap in the direction of the form, in the case notice the direction of the wrap. the lines of the wrap are going in the direction the skirt would go.

learning composition

This is a friends artwork, Karen’s artwork, color pencil  and oil pastel. Really nice job Karen!001

God answers

I must testify how great Our God is; as today’s world is…. most people have many issues, circumstances on their plates. We all need a bit of divine help and God in our lives. God loves you and He is not mad at you, any of us! I have been praying about a situation that needed much clarification and after praying with John Haggerty on TV yesterday within twenty minutes God had made a path to reach the right person to answer and help.

God will always answer our prayers when we come to His throne with a pure heart. Invite Jesus into your heart, ask him to forgive you of your sins, ask Him to be your Lord and Savior  and watch what happens in your life.