white pens and pencils by Faber-Castell

I am happily suprised by the white Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in B, 1.5 and C.  Last week I stumbled upon the set containing those three and a black pen in S. A couple of years ago I bought the big white pen with the rounded tip, but it was just too big to do highlights and I didn’t know there were other ones as well. I really do like the 1.5 for highlights. Not to bash the other two, because I  like B and C very much . On my doodle below you can see all the white Faber-Castell pens and pencils on black paper. You can layer them to bring them out even more. I’d pick them over gel pens any day; they can be layered, they don’t scratch of, they go on top of coloured pencils, etc. (without giving up), they apply evenly, they are more reliable (my comparison: white uni ball signo gel pen).

Faber-Castell white pens

tip-to-tip: water-reservoir brush+watercolour crayons, sticks and co.

Instead of using watercolours in pans, you can use  watercolour pencils, sticks/gelatos and crayons  with a water-reservoir brush or stiffer regular brush, but in the way you would paint with pans.

Tip-to-tip transfer: Brush over your water-soluble crayon/stick etc. (use more strokes to intensify the colour) and then apply it onto the paper. Alternatively draw  with the crayon direcly on the edge of the paper or a separate paper and take the colour with the brush from there.

This way the colour application is much softer than drawing directly on the paper and going over the lines with a brush. You can colour a dainty little drawing or cover a DinA3 and larger paper with beautiful patterns.

If you don’t have a watercolour travel pan set, you can always take your pencils, crayons etc. and a water-reservoir brush pen. There will be no spills, it does not take up too much space and you have double the use out of the pencils. Using them with the brush and also drawing details directly with them.

It is also something different to go over the crayon/pencil with a wet brush than immersing the whole crayon/pencil tip in water, which can damage the lead.

I also went over a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen with the water-reservoir brush to take colour and transfer to the paper. After drying the colour is going nowhere, because of the waterproof ink used in the pens.                                                                                                                                      Why would someone do this to an already brush shaped pen tip ? You can cover a bigger area this way than with the small, less flexible brush pen tip; you can gently glaze the paper and if your brush pens are older, you still get good use out of them without having to draw streaky (although I found it can make also nice effects).

Painting on wet paper with the laden brush  helps covering the paper surface quicker.

left side: tip-to-tip transfer, on wet surface; right side: paper-to-brush transfer+wet brush over applied colour

Cruelty-free companies offering vegan-friendly products:

This is a list of  cruelty-free companies and the vegan-friendly products they offer. If you don’t find the company you are looking for in this list, please enter the company name in the search box to see their status. If you still can’t find the specific company you are looking for, please let me know, so that I can contact them.

Cheers,    Anja (Ansho)

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Derwent: new family member – Procolour Coloured Pencils

Manufacturer: Derwent

Derwent released a new vegan friendly coloured pencil range,  Derwent Procolour 

Here is my vegan friendly Derwent list :  https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/17/vegan-friendly-products-by-derwent/

Source: https://www.derwentart.com/en/gb/7797/procolour-pencils                        https://www.derwentart.com/a/274739?_ga=1.57388969.2065623446.1483617661

 

vegan friendly products by Derwent

Manufacturer: Derwent

Vegan friendly products:

  • All Derwent Procolour Pencils
  • All Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • All Derwent Inktense
  • All Derwent Graphitint pencils
  • All Derwent Aquatone
  • All Derwent Metallics
  • All Derwent Graphitone
  • All Derwent Pastel Pencils and Pastel blocks
  • All Derwent Charcoal Pencils and Charcoal XL Blocks
  • All Derwent Graphite Blocks and Graphite XL Blocks
  • Derwent Graphic Pencils B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
  • All pencils of both the academy colouring and watercolour range with the exception of Olive Green
  • All Derwent erasers
  • Graphik Line Painter and Line Maker
  • Derwent watercolour paper
  • all waterbrushes: water reservoir brushes with small, medium and chisel tip
  • water soluble sketching pencils

Here are the vegan friendly pencils from the Derwent Artists and the Derwent Studio range:

  • 0000 Lime, Derwent Artists only
  • 0100 Zinc, both ranges
  • 0200 Lemon Cadmium, both ranges
  • 0300 Gold, both ranges
  • 0400 Primrose Yellow, both ranges
  • 0410 Champagne, Derwent Artists only
  • 0500 Straw Yellow, both ranges
  • 0600 Deep Cadmium, both ranges
  • 0700 Naples Yellow, both ranges
  • 0800 Middle Chrome, both ranges
  • 0900 Deep Chrome, both ranges
  • 1300 Pale Vermilion, both ranges
  • 1400 Deep Vermilion, both ranges
  • 1600 Flesh Pink, both ranges
  • 1610 Light Sienna, Derwent Artists only
  • 1620 Salmon, Derwent Artists only
  • 1630 Ash Rose, Derwent Artists only
  • 1700 Pink Madder Lake, both ranges
  • 1800 Rose Pink, both ranges
  • 1900 Madder Carmine, both ranges
  • 2000 Crimson Lake, both ranges
  • 2100 Rose Madder Lake, both ranges
  • 2200 Magenta, both ranges
  • 2210 Heather, Derwent Artists only
  • 2220 Soft Violet, Derwent Artists only
  • 2300 Imperial Purple, both ranges
  • 2400 Red Violet Lake, both ranges
  • 2500 Dark Violet, both ranges
  • 2600 Light Violet, both ranges
  • 2700 Blue Violet Lake, both ranges
  • 2800 Delft Blue, both ranges
  • 2810 Royal Blue, Derwent Artists only
  • 2820 Mid Ultramarine, Derwent Artists only
  • 2830 Teal Blue, Derwent Artists only
  • 2840 Pale Ultramarine, Derwent Artists only
  • 2900 Ultramarine, both ranges
  • 3000 Smalt Blue, both ranges
  • 3100 Cobalt Blue, both ranges
  • 3200 Spectrum Blue, both ranges
  • 3300 Light Blue, both ranges
  • 3400 Sky Blue, both ranges
  • 3500 Prussian Blue, both ranges
  • 3600 Indigo, both ranges
  • 3610 Ash Blue, Derwent Artists only
  • 3700 Oriental Blue, both ranges
  • 3800 Kingfisher Blue, both ranges
  • 3900 Turquoise Blue, both ranges
  • 4000 Turquoise Green, both ranges
  • 4100 Jade Green, both ranges
  • 4120 Fir green, Derwent Artists only
  • 4130 Spruce Green, Derwent Artists only
  • 4140 Distant Green, Derwent Artists only
  • 4200 Juniper Green, both ranges
  • 4300 Bottle Green, both ranges
  • 4500 Mineral Green, both ranges
  • 4800 May Green, both ranges
  • 5000 Cedar Green, both ranges
  • 5010 Green Gray, Derwent Artists only
  • 5100 Olive Green, both ranges
  • 5120 Light Moss, Derwent Artists only
  • 5140 Green Earth, Derwent Artists only
  • 5150 Parchment, Derwent Artists only
  • 5300 Sepia, both ranges
  • 5310 Felt Grey, Derwent Artists only
  • 5400 Burnt Umber, both ranges
  • 5600 Raw Umber, both ranges
  • 5700 Brown Ochre, both ranges
  • 5710 Light Ochre, Derwent Artists only
  • 5720 Yellow Ochre, Derwent Artists only
  • 5800 Raw Sienna, both ranges
  • 6000 Burnt Yellow Ochre, both ranges
  • 6200 Burnt Sienna, both ranges
  • 6300 Venetian Red, both ranges
  • 6400 Terra Cotta, both ranges
  • 6430 Rust, Derwent Artists only
  • 6440 Light Rust, Derwent Artists only
  • 6450 Mahogany, Derwent Artists only
  • 6470 Mars Violet, Derwent Artists only
  • 6480 Taupe, Derwent Artists only
  • 6490 Bistre, Derwent Artists only
  • 6500 Burnt Carmine, both ranges
  • 6610 Mars Black, Derwent Artists only
  • 6800 Blue Grey, both ranges
  • 6900 Gunmetal, both ranges
  • 6910 Storm Grey, Derwent Artists only
  • 7000 French Grey, both ranges
  • 7100 Silver Grey, both ranges
  • 7110 Fell Mist, Derwent Artists only
  • 7200 Chinese White, both ranges

Derwent Vegan Product List

https://www.derwentart.com/en/gb/home

Source: Mail contact

 

vegan friendly products by Faber-Castell

Manufacturer: Faber-Castell

an incomplete list of vegan friendly products:

  • Gelatos
  • Polychromos coloured pencils
  • Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils
  • regular erasers, kneadable erasers, pencil erasers
  • all Pitt Artis products:
  • Pitt Artist pen and brush pen
  • Pitt calligraphy pen
  • Pitt Artist pen metallic
  • Pitt Artist pen sanguine /Rötel Pitt Artist
  • black lead / graphite pencils/Bleistifte
  • graphite aquarelle pencils
  • Art Grip aquarelle pencils
  • Pitt Pastel Pencils
  • jumbo lead pencils
  • mechanical pencils
  • mechanical pencil refills; coloured and lead ones
  • Pastel crayon Polychromos
  • paper wiper Estompe
  • soft pastels
  • oil pastel crayons
  • foldable watercup
  • Charcoal  natural Pitt/ Zeichenkohle
  • sharpener
  • Pitt Monochrome
  • Ecco Pigment
  • Grip lead pencils and mechanical pencils
  • Grip Textmarker & Textliner
  • Multimark Marker
  • Art & Graphic Water Brush
  • Graf von Faber-Castell inks
  • Goldfaber Coloured Pencils
  • Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
  • Oil Colours (Creative Studio)

All Faber-Castell coloured pencil ranges are vegan-friendly.

 

Official Statement by Faber-Castell’s Press Department: “all pencils, pens and erasers from A. W. Faber-Castell Vertrieb GmbH are based on inorganic components (e. g. inorganic fillers, inorganic pigments), syntactical raw materials (organic pigments, dyes, plastics) or vegetable raw materials (waxes, oils).

Furthermore we can assure you that Faber-Castell does not do any animal testing.”

http://www.faber-castell.com

https://www.faber-castell.de

 

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