The colours are held in place by two plastic inserts (each holding six pans), and these inserts have a gap in the bottom, making it easy to pop out the pans as required. As for the pans themselves, they are a little bit smaller than standard watercolour half pans, so if you intend to buy this box and replace them with your Winsor & Newton or Sennelier etc half pans, you won’t be able to, unless you remove the inserts as well (and even then, you’ll have to glue them in or use double-sided tape to keep them in place). Derwent has listed individual Inktense pans for sale on their site but so far they don’t seem to be available anywhere else, even in stores that sell the set itself. The price of the set itself varies wildly according to supplier; Jacksons in the UK, where I normally buy art supplies, has it for $30AUD, but I’ve seen it for as much as $50 on other sites. This is comparable to a set of student grade watercolours of about the same size.
The set comes with a reasonably good selection of colours, though I’d have liked to see another blue instead of one of the greens (I find the inclusion of the light green kind of pointless as you can easily mix it with Teal Green and Sun Yellow). That being said, for people who paint a lot of landscapes, it’s probably a good thing that there are three greens as it would save you from having to mix them all the time and use up other colours in the process. Unfortunately there’s no white, but it’s easy enough to break off part of a white Inktense Block and stick it in at one end of the compartment where the waterbrush goes, as there’s plenty of room. Otherwise, you can mix pretty much any colour you want with this set; Mid Ultramarine looks more like Cobalt Blue, but if you mix it with a bit of Bright Blue, you can get a good match with regular Ultramarine. You can also mix a good grey with Natural Brown and Bright Blue (for a really dark grey) or Mid Ultramarine (for a softer, lighter grey). The pigment concentration in the colours is high, so much so that it almost feels like painting with artist grade watercolours. Most of these colours are semi-opaque, though some lean more towards the opaque side (especially Mid Ultramarine and Natural Brown).
They also dissolve quite quickly when you wet them, so it feels just like using a normal set of watercolour pans. The only difference is that, being ink, these colours generally won’t rewet or activate again once they’ve dried. This gives you the option of laying down heavy colour in one go or slowly building up layers of colour without having to worry about the previous one coming up and muddying the colour. The colours didn’t seem to be 100% permanent; while I was able to lay a wash over one colour without it coming up and mixing with the other colour, they did still lift a little when I scrubbed at it with the brush after it had been dried for a few minutes. It was a lot harder to lift colour once it had been dried for half an hour or so, and some colours were more stubborn than others; for example, the yellows and blues lifted noticeably, while the reds and black only budged very slightly. One of the problems I had with the Inktense pencils and blocks was that sometimes, if I had applied colour by scribbling on the paper and then wetting it with a brush, there would be bits of pigment that I hadn’t dissolved properly the first time round, so when I put another layer over it, that pigment would get into my mixture when I didn’t want it to. This isn’t an issue with the pans, since all the pigment is essentially ‘dissolved’ before you even put it on the paper, and since you really do have to scrub at it to lift the Inktense pan paint, it mostly stays put. Also, unlike the pencils and blocks, which have a few fugitive colours, all the colours in this set are rated 8 on the Blue Wool lightfastness scale (the highest rating). I haven’t tested them myself yet, but this is promising for those who might want to display or sell work they create with them. Here’s a small quick sketch I did from imagination with the Derwent Inktense Pan Set while I was watching TV. For anyone who loves working with Ink but doesn’t want to lug around big tins of pencils or fragile bottles of ink, the Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set would be a wonderful addition to your field sketching supplies. The compact and sturdy box houses a good selection of strong and mostly permanent colours, along with a waterbrush, so as long as you also bring a little waterbottle for refilling your brush, you’ll have everything you need to sketch on the go. 5 THC Recipes that Will Definitely Get You Crazy High. What’s better than good food and a bag of your favorite bud? Whether you are a dab hand at cooking or not, there is nothing quite like a homemade meal, and there is no denying that cooking with cannabis can be a great way to experience weed in a whole new way. If you are looking for new ways to get creative in the kitchen, we have just the thing for you today! It may seem daunting, but cooking with cannabis is actually much easier than you think, and the efforts will be rewarded ten-fold. Stick around for five THC recipes that are sure to get you high! There are many reasons why people prefer edibles to other methods of consumption such as smoking and vaping .
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