I've been working on my upcoming mini-class on watercolor pencils, as you can tell! It'll be a while yet, but you can watch for it HERE.
These are some possibilities from the Albrecht Durer set...I've found them to be as intense as Inktense, and I choose them for the best possible lightfastness. Both have their advantages, of course!
|Here's another set of possibilities for using only three pencils...Derwent Blue Gray and a couple of A-Ds (wish I could remember WHAT...)|