Hi Friends! Do you hear that? Silence. Everyone is still asleep, I have a cup of chicory coffee in my mug and I am looking forward to a day with nothing planned. It is starting to feel like fall too, it is a bright crisp day full of potential, my kind of Saturday! A couple of days ago the folks at Tombow sent me a set of Irojiten colored pencils to try out. I had been admiring them from afar since they came out because of their beautiful book like packaging. In today’s video I am going to show you how they work with a little help from my favorite Tombow product, the Dual Brush Pen. The stamp I used is from Lost Coast Designs.
Can you believe my markers are 20 years old? I love a good long-lasting marker!
Here is what you need to know about the Tombow Irojiten pencils:
- They are a hard pencil that can be sharpened to a resilient point.
- Slow wearing.
- They resist smudging.
- They have less wax so less “bloom” or waxy build up.
- Good for detail work or sharpening up soft edges.
- The full range contains 90 colors including 10 fluorescent colors that glow under black light.
- According to the package they are highly lighfast (resists fading.)
- The lead is glued in the barrel to further protect from breaking when sharpened.
These will take a bit of getting used to if you are used to soft waxy pencils. I recommended you try them on their own, and then use them with the other pencils you have for more versatility. They are highly pigmented so they work well with solvent. The lead is hard but there is a lot of color/pigment in there! These will not replace your softer pencils but enhance them allowing you to get more detail with in a painting.
I hope you found this demo helpful, if you have any questions let me know in the comments. The Irojiten pencils and Dual Brush markers can be found on the Tombow website or your favorite art supply retailer!