Friday, May 22, 2009

Playing with WC pencils -- charts

Okay, I did what I always resisted doing with my WC tube paints: made a color chart, and have uploaded them. Here's how the charts read, left to right:

Column 1: pencil pressed heavily, forwards and back.
Column 2: pencil pressed as lightly as possible, once.
Column 3: pencil pressed fairly heavily, as though writing.
Column 4: paint taken off the pencil
Column 5: information about the pencil (brand and color)

The brands are:
Staedtler (no color or other info given)
FC (Albrecht Durer Faber-Castell) + color name + number
D (Derwent) + color name + number
D-Ink (Derwent Inktense) + color name + number


  1. Wow. You really made a study of it too. This ought to be handy when you want a certain color as you not only have a deep tone but lighter ones and different ways of getting them all laid out for you now.

  2. Nicely done! This is really going to be helpful...

  3. Looks great :-) What an awesome reference to have in your sketchbook. Is this handmade paper? Love the texture!