The best watercolour pencils in 2024

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The best watercolour pencils open up a whole new way of creating art. Simply draw as you would with a normal pencil, then brush over your drawings with water to produce intricate, beautiful wash effects. Best of all, you can take them anywhere without much risk of mess, as is the case with even the best watercolour paints.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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