I had my first real play with my new watercolour pencils today. Rather than launch straight in I spent some time making a colour chart, I wanted to get a feel for how they mixed. I only have 12 colours, so I made a grid and put a dash of each colour in each square (yes, this'd give duplication, but so what?). I then applied water to wach blob and blended a little.
I discovered that I got the nicest effect if one did not over-blend, as the result dried a little messily, if one went with the pencil the effect was quite pleasant.
My next test will be a black and white ink drawing with water applied, I think, I want to find a suitable subject and some time first.
I'm using Derwent Watercolour pencils in a large moleskine sketchbook.