Faber-Castell Albrecht Duerer Watercolor Pencil Cadmium Yellow
Albrecht Duerer Artists' Watercolor Pencils contain the highest quality pigments of unsurpassed lightfastness and brilliance, which is rated on each pencil. Thick 3.8mm break-resistant and fully water-soluble leads, can be easily blended when wet and become permanent when dry for rich watercolor effects.
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. Humidity changes the structure of the lead and makes it crumble. The wood will soak up the water and the pencil cannot be sharpened any longer. It is recommended to 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!