My friend Rachel dropped in this evening and brought her ink pencils with her. They are a lot like watercolour pencils, but thye’re a bit better behaved and brighter. You draw with them as you would a normal coloured pencil, but then you can use a brush and water to tease the colours out. They’re quite fun and solve the problem of ink blots.
Here’s my first attempt – a bear.
(These are the ones Rachel has: http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718
They’re over £20 a pack so I think I’ll be waiting until Christmas before I get any for myself!)