GRIP colour pencils

Educational effects

Get creative with color

Get creative with lines and surfaces

Tip: SURFACES

The colours of the GRIP colour pencils are best on rough, not too heavily glazed paper. The colours are even brighter on watercolour paper. The GRIP colour pencils can also be used on a range of other surfaces such as cardboard, wood, stone or terracotta.

Types of lines

Tip: SURFACES The colours of the GRIP colour pencils are best on rough, not too heavily glazed paper. The colours are even brighter on watercolour paper. The GRIP colour pencils can also be used on a range of other surfaces such as cardboard, wood, stone or terracotta.
Lines can vary greatly: thin, thick, long, short,straight, wavy or zigzag.

Project: Name picture
Draw your name in large, bubble block letters and fill in the letters with short, long, wavy, zigzag, thin and thick lines in various colours.

Lines and surfaces

Closed lines show a certain shape which can be coloured in with various lines and colours.

Project: My glove
Put your hand on a piece of paper and draw around it with a pen. Then draw a line across the wrist to join both ends and turn the picture into a glove, and then colour in with colour pencils.

Hatching and cross hatching

Lines arranged in parallel or that cross each other form a surface. How dense the surface is depends on the distance of the lines and the angle of the cross hatching.

Project: Hill landscape
Draw hills and mountains on your paper and colour them in with cross-hatching of different colours and density.

Bundle method

If you draw with more then one pen at a time, you can create structures like meadows, fur or hair.

Project: Flower meadow
Take a light green, dark green and yellow pencil all at once and draw a meadow on the paper. Then draw colourful flowers into your meadow with single colour pencils.

Colour intensity

Light or heavy colour application trains motor skills and teaches children how to adjust pressure on the paper. Different colour intensity is achieved by varying the pressure applied with the pen.

Project: Tortoise
Draw a tortoise and then colour it in with one colour. How many different colour shades can you create?

Overhand grip

With the overhand grip the pen is held very flat and fills the area quickly. This results in interesting structures, depending on the paper.

Project: In the countryside
Draw a line as the horizon. Colour in the sky with a blue GRIP coloured pencil holding it in the overhand grip, and then use green and yellow for the meadow. Then draw trees and houses in your picture.

Mixed shades

New colour mixes are created by drawing one colour shade over another.

Project: How many shades of green can you create?
Mix various shades of green from yellow, light blue and dark blue.

Watercolour technique

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Plenty of water is brushed on to the drawing done with the GRIP colour pencils and is then spread around the paper evenly.

Project: Butterfly
Draw a butterfly. Then brush water onto the light colours first and then on to the darker colours

Colour mixtures

If colours are mixed during drawing, interesting mixes are created when brushed with water.

Project: Colours and shapes
Colour in overlapping squares, circles and triangles. Brush the shapes individually with water. New colour mixtures appear where the coloured surfaces overlap.

Colour gradients

Overlapping colours from light to dark gives you beautiful colour gradients when the picture is brushed with water.

Project: Light and shade
Draw yellow, orange and red colour blend on your paper and then brush over the colours with water. Once dry, draw tower blocks on your picture in black.

Backgrounds

GRIP colour pencils are not only suitable for drawing on paper and card, but also on canvas, prepared wood, paper mache and salt dough.

Project: Canvas
Draw your favourite flower on a canvas and then brush water over the colours. You could give this as a Christmas or Mother's Day present.

Drawing on wet paper

When you draw on wet paper, the coloured pencil lines are softer and wider.

Project: My aquarium
Draw funny fish on the dry paper with wax crayons. Then wet the paper with water and draw lots of waves onto your picture with water soluble GRIP colour pencils.

Effects

You can create interesting 3D pictures with a sponge, for example.

Project: My dream house
Cut houses and trees out of a sponge. Draw colours onto a piece of paper. Brush over the colours with water and then press in the sponge stamps. Create a 3D picture.

Salt method

Salt absorbs water from a damp coloured surface and the colour pigments in the water. The dried surface then has a beautiful structure.

Project: Stones in the water
Draw stones in brown shades at the start of the lesson, then brush over the colours with water and sprinkle salt on immediately. Brush the salt away when the colour is dry and paint water around the stones.

Water-soluble