For quite some time now I have had requests to review the premium watercolour pencil line from Faber Castell, 'Albrecht Durer'. It's one of those funny names you don't quite know how to pronounce or what it means, but Albrecht Durer (AD) is actually the name of a German Renaissance painter. He used many different medias but his most famous watercolour piece is called 'Wing of a Roller', depicting a detailed close up of a bird's wing, painted in 1512. It's easy to see why Faber Castell (FC) decided to use Durer's name for their watercolour line.
The set of 36 pencils comes in very luxurious wallet-style packaging called a 'Studio Box'; the only set of AD pencils that are presented in this way. It features a magnetic closure and includes a size 6 FC paintbrush for you to get started right away. The quality of the box makes it a perfect candidate for a gift to give to a friend or a treat for yourself.
The finished result is beautifully saturated colour that appears super smooth and highly vibrant. Take a look below at a postcard I coloured with the pencils, both before and after water was applied. Note that all of the flowers were painted without me having to re-wet the paintbrush at all- just wiping any residue onto a piece of towel between colours.
Here are some links to buy the Albrecht Durer pencils from Cass Art, where I got mine. They ship internationally from the UK, and sell many other types of watercolour products if this is a media you wish to use more of.