Faber-Castell offers two lines of popular watercolor pencils: Albrecht Durer Artists’ Watercolor Pencils and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils. Both versions are created to capture your creative visions with just a few differences in their design and delivery.
Working with watercolor pencils is a unique experience that provides the artist with a versatile approach. They function as your go-to medium when seeking to step out of the box with different elements and techniques. You can use them simply for drawing and sketching, hatching, or even shading. Blend with water, and now you have a whole new realm of possibilities for your art.
Albrecht Durer was created for the professional artist, with the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness, many lasting for more than 100 years. Goldfaber Aqua is perfect for the student, aspiring artist, and hobby artist; its high-quality pigments are also lightfast. Albrecht Durer is available in 120 colors; Goldfaber Aqua has 48 colors.
The difference between Albrecht Durer & Goldfaber Aqua starts at appearance and lead size. Albrecht Durer holds a thick 3.8 mm lead. Goldfaber Aqua holds a 3.3 mm lead. The lead color of your Albrecht Durer can be identified by the entire coating of the pencil, while Goldfaber Aqua is consistently grey with the lead shade painted on the end of the pencil. Goldfaber Aqua is also stamped with the item number and color number on the barrel. Albrecht Durer is labeled with the color name in German & English, color number, and lightfast rating.
Made in Germany, both watercolor pencils are SV bonded, hexagonal to prevent rolling off a table, and coated with water-based varnish. Both pencils are also fully water-soluble, easily blended when wet, permanent when dry, highly pigmented, and provide a soft and vibrant color laydown. Consistency is key as both pencil lines’ colors are consistent wet or dry.
Regardless if you create your art on a hobby or professional level, Faber-Castell watercolor pencils are an excellent tool to express your artwork in a unique way and they bring your colors to life!