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Derwent Inktense Blocks

An extremely versatile medium, Derwent Inktense Blocks can be used wet or dry to create deep, intense colour washes. Combining the brilliance of Derwent Inktense Pencils with the freedom of blocks, Derwent Inktense Blocks are ideal for layering, free marking, covering large areas and use on silk, cotton, canvas and paper. Once dry the colour is permanent and you can work over the top of it.

Derwent Inktense Blocks are

  • water soluble for a vibrant ink effect.
  • permanent for use on fabrics like silk and cotton
  • easy to blend and can be mixed with water to create translucent, ink-like effects

Before using Derwent Inktense Blocks, get to know the basics of watercolour with our Getting to Know the Techniques and Basics of Watercolour guide. Mixing watercolour ratios can be difficult and while Derwent Inktense Blocks make painting in colour easy, it pays to have a good grip on watercolour and how to mix and use watercolour mediums effectively.

Buy yourself a watercolour journal and get started on your Inktense colour journey.



12 x Assorted Colour Blocks Set


24 x Assorted Colour Blocks Set