So here are the tools that I used (and bought!) last week. Plus an additonal one (graphitint warm grey) that I was handed to try when I did this page.
And following is a little commentary on which I used when and why in my Melbourne sketchbook. I hope you don't mind the long post.
Using water soluble pens and pencils is something that we will be looking at in my upcoming sketching classes in Manly - starting in a few weeks. There are still places available - click here for more details.
In the plane - I used the Derwent Sketching pencil initially but added the Albrecht Durer Indigo water colour pencil(ADWCP) over the top.It was a little stronger than I intended so I started trying to dissolve the lines.
I am finding that I am enjoying sketching my food and cups of tea with pencil more than ink these days. Here is an example... It just feels nicer when I am 'feeling' the lines - especially early morning ellipses. Using the Derwent Sketching 4B pencil here. I am finding its lines don't dissolve away as much as I would like...but then again, looking at this sketch I have hardly touched the lines with my water/paint.
Flinders St Station - as per previous post this was done with about 4 or 5 different coloured water coloured pencil (hmmmm, I probably need to show you my coloured pencil set of colours too!) I found sketching in a dry media SO quick - water and more layering can be added later.
Here is another quick all watercolour pencil sketch using a waterbrush for apply water over the top. (Personally I prefer adding watercolour paint over the top and loosing the pencil strokes more)
Ok...long post but I hope it has inspired you to get your sketchbook out and try something different! It is heaps of fun!