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  • Writer's pictureKOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH

Mondeluz Aquarelle Colored Pencils

Mondeluz aquarelle colored pencils are one of the essential products in our assortment. No wonder. They are suitable for all art enthusiasts, from designers to graphic artists, illustrators, or art school students. Let's take a look at why they're so popular among you!


We shall start from the beginning, i.e., with production. Aquarelle colored pencils are made from quality wood and can be sharpened very well with a sharpener. Besides, they have a soft pencil lead. Therefore, they are suitable for drawing on aquarelle paper, which beautifully emphasizes their specific properties.

Also, these colored pencils are characterized by rich shades and a wide range of colors. You can thus purchase them in variants ranging from 6 to incredible 72 pieces of colored pencils in various color shades! But even a set of 12 Mondeluz colored pencils will suffice for wide use as well, as all-important shades are included.


Aquarelle colored pencils, as their name indicates, can be very easily dissolved in water. With their dissolving, a drawing gets even more vivid and rich colors. If you dissolve the entire drawing, it gets a genuine watercolor effect. If you want to emphasize pencil strokes in the drawing, you can highlight them afterward or draw them even into a wet drawing.


For working with aquarelle colored pencils, or more precisely, to dissolve them, round brushes are ideal. For advanced users, we recommend brushes made of the natural hairs of a weasel (Kolinsky) or a squirrel (Squirrel). It perfectly holds water, and you can easily change the thickness of a stroke. Don't be afraid to apply enough color pigment with colored pencils so there's enough to dissolve!


And what's an ideal surface for watercolor drawing with aquarelle colored pencils? For the watercolor technique, it's generally recommended to use paper with higher GSM and rough texture to soak up as much paint and water as possible. Of course, you can also use smooth paper, such as Pop Draw pad or School sketchbook. These two types of pads are ideal for achieving soft pastel colors. Although aquarelle colored pencils leave slightly less pigment on smooth paper, they create subtle transitions better on this paper. A drawing is thus lighter and also slightly resembles the scumbling technique after dissolving.


Before starting, we recommend sticking any paper to a drawing board with clear tape so it wouldn't buckle when using water. For example, paper from Pop Aquarell pad is glued at the edges, which prevents buckling of the individual sheets. After drying, you cut out a finished drawing with a knife or scalpel.

After mastering the technique of aquarelle colored pencils, you can switch to, for example, watercolor in itself. Our previous articles dedicated to the history of this medium and the painting process as such will undoubtedly help you.



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