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Old 04-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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Derwent ArtBars experiments!

First page testing Derwent ArtBars:

Seascape in Derwent ArtBars
12 Derwent ArtBars on 7" x 10" Stillman & Birn Beta Journal
photo reference by Johannes Vloothuis abandoned completely.

I'm going to be doing some other types of things with these in the same journal, want to try a piece entirely dry, also a proper Sketch and Wash type of thing. This painting was mostly done by swiping a water brush over the bars to use as paint. I sketched in with the Paynes Grey bar on the rocks though. Also added a few dry marks on the rocks and some white accents on the water.
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

Hi Robert, where did you get the artbars?
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

Robert, your seascape is really so very well done! These artbars are too much fun apparently. Nice, nice, nice work!
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

Lovely work, Robert. I'm looking forwards to seeing your further developments! I wish I could sketch like that!
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

I second the motion: where did you get them?
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

First painting looks good. I'll be looking for updates and a review of the product since they look quite interesting to me.

Derwent says they will be available in the USA in May timeframe.

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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

I've got a sample of it and I highly recommend it. I really love the Artbar! The pigment load is very similar to Daniel smith watercolor sticks except the artbar readily releases the pigment in dry form.

It's unlike other crayons since it easily dissolves into watercolor with no marks left on the paper. If you still want texture then put a teeny tiny amount of water. The crayon on wet paper comes out to become a beautiful stroke that greatly resembles opaque marker.

I would recommend this over the daniel smith watercolor sticks and the caran d'ache neocolor. The artbar doesn't have the sticky, waxy (resistance) feeling that both caran d'ache and daniel smith has.

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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

Hurrah! I just bought some ArtBars! Thanks all for the recommendations!
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Purr thank you! I got my ArtBars as a review supply directly from Derwent but I think that Blick and Jerry's carry them now. They're so cool I want to get the full range someday.
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Re: Derwent ArtBars experiments!

I got the set of 24 at Hobby Lobby of all places. It is a long weekend, so I plan on playing with them!
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