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Derivan Liquid Pencil

Derivan Liquid Pencil

Have you ever been sketching and wanted to cover a large area quickly? Or wanted to just variegate the tone very subtly similar to using a watercolour? Well, Derivan Liquid Pencil is capable of all these things and more. It’s a truly revolutionary way to create sketches.

Derivan Liquid Pencil is available in six subtle graphite shades, each in a permanent or re-wettable formula. Each of the shades have a definite graphite colour, however there are distinct undertones such as blue, yellow, red, and sepia - in addition to neutral grey in two different strengths - to allow a great range of options for artists.

USE: Derivan Liquid Pencil is an innovative new product that allows you to create authentic graphite pencil effects and pencil sketches using a liquid. It has been formulated to be easily thinned with water or MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium (to maintain permanency) and allow for the softest of colours to be applied with a brush, nib, or other art tools. With a consistency of cream, and a different rheology, artists now have a wider scope for creating sketches. Due to a precisely balanced formulation, another great benefit of the permanent liquid pencil is that it will “burnish up” in a similar manner to traditional graphite, but it will not smudge.

The re-wettable formula will also allow you to remove areas using water - in a similar manner to watercolour techniques or it is possible to use with a traditional eraser. Another advantage to using Derivan Liquid Pencil is that large areas can be built up and covered quickly and easily.

Lightfasness: Paints with an ASTM rating of 1 have an excellent lightfastness and the pigments will remain unchanged for more than 100 years. Pigments with an ASTM rating of 2 have a very good lightfastness and will remain unchanged for about 100 years. Pigments rated ASTM 3 or 4 are said to be fugitive and are not deemed to have the necessary lightfastness for artists’s use. Derivan Liquid Pencil pigments are all rated ASTM 1 therefore most permanent.

Clean-up: Liquid Pencil is washable in water, making clean-up quick and easy.

Health & Safety: Derivan Liquid Pencil is a non-toxic water-based acrylic containing water, pigment, and acrylic.

Removing stains: Wash stains out immediately with cold water and household soap, taking care not to spread the stain. Dry stains will need to be soaked overnight in lukewarm soapy water. Do not use hot water, chemical solvents, or thinners. 

For colour selections please refer to the colour chart below:

Click here for a larger colour chart.

Please note: Due to inherent differences in computer monitors, colours displayed on the attached colour chart may not accurately represent the actual colour.




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