I think at least every two weeks someone asks me about Derwent Graphitint pencils. I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit this product.
The sad news is that they fade incredibly fast (not as quickly as Derwent InkTense Pencils, but almost). You don't even have to have them in the light and they fade (they are a dye-based product which is fugitive).
Since people keep asking me about these and it's summer and people are always experimenting with new art materials in the summer when they feel it's easier to get out and sketch, I thought I would print this chart again—a cautionary tale.
Of course if you love the way the pencils work and what you can do with them use them—just scan your work so you have something to remember your work by when it fades.
You can read the post "Derwent Graphitints Fading!" here.
It was actually the first blog post I made. "Begin as you intend to continue" is this bossy pants' motto.