Just realized that I could also sharpen the Faber Castell Albrecht Durer aquarelle sticks with the 12 mm diameter Lyra Graphite Crayon sharpener. Collected the shavings in a porcelain dish for making some color washes by adding some water.
Brush doodling with the moistened aquarelle stick shavings on Handbook journal.
Sketching with the sharpened aquarelle sticks. Drawing with the side of the sharpened tip yields broad strokes that can be easily blended with a wet brush.
Adding some washes of Lyra 2B graphite crayon shavings. I don't think this combination works, for there is just too much contrast between the darker graphite wash and the light blue/violet washes. Unlike watercolor stick shavings that dissolve completely into smooth uniform washes in the porcelain dish, the aquarelle stick shavings color washes tend to separate and the wax component tends to clump together into a harder mass surrounded by the more fluid color wash.
Doodle on white card stock using a Windsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II #4 round synthetic blend round brush.
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