Wax Resist Pencils

I use a fluid resist sometimes, but an urban sketcher had a good pencil
he was using and I asked him repeatedly what that might be and
he even answered me once but without giving me the name of it…
so, withholding the name of a great tool, right?

I hate that!  I don’t do it!

So I bought one that described as what he said,
“A wax resist pencil”  Caran D’ache, above.  Not too good…

Then I tried every whitish colored pencil
(not the watercolor pencils) and the white one gave some resist… .

So I tried it again, pressing down.
So-so, though I love the colors mushed together.

I got more serious about it and made more images of Prismacolor white
and did it again, above, running inks over it.
Not what I want in a resist, but I like this effect.

Does anyone know of a good
resist pencil that works?

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8 Responses to Wax Resist Pencils

  1. I’ve used a white oil pastel stick with not-too- shabby results, I think. I say I think because that was years ago. I will try it today and post a pic on Instagram and tag you.


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I’ve known craftsmen who have hidden techniques from others, even apprentices. One grouchy old man used to brag that when he had a very difficult task to do, he would send his apprentice to the truck for something and do the task while he was gone. If I knew of a good resist pencil, I would tell you in a heartbeat, Kate.

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  3. How cruddy to not share knowledge and experience of materials. The idea of a resist pencil holds great appeal for me so I hope that one of your readers can join the dots and figure out the best product.


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