Features & Benefits 

The Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils have an ergonomic triangular shape made of reforested wood, coated with eco-friendly water-based varnish and contain a patented soft-Grip zone on the barrel for comfort and non-slip grip.  

The pencil contains 3.3mm highly pigmented lead that allows for smooth color laydown. 60 brilliant colors that are fully water-soluble. The pencils are acid-free, have good fade resistance and are SV-bonded to resist breakage. The Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are used in various watercolor applications. 

Originally available in sets of 12, 24, 36 and 60 colors.

The product has been discontinued and replaced with the Goldfaber Aqua shown below.

Do Not Dip the Tip in Water!

It is not recommended to dip the tips of Faber-Castell watercolor pencils into water as it will compromise the integrity of the pencil. The lead and wood become soft and will become brittle which will then break easily.  

We recommend experimenting with many techniques to create your own style as there are various watercolor applications.

You may want to try:

Paint over a colored surface on the paper or canvas with a damp brush. The more often the surface is painted over, the more the strokes will dissolve. You can dissolve the color pigment with a spray bottle too!

Recommended Sharpener

We do not recommend using an electric pencil sharpener with any of our pencils. 

When sharpening artists pencils, we recommend using the most commonly used Grip Trio Sharpener or the hand held Double Hole Metal Sharpener for best results. The angle and sharpness of the blade is very important when sharpening a pencil properly.


Download the PDF Color Chart