karat® aquarell - Professional watercolour pencil
Article No. 125

  • High-quality watercolour pencil in classic hexagonal shape
  • Watercolour leads – can be used dry or blended with water
  • Excellent blending quality of the colours
  • For a wide range of creative effects – also with water and brush
  • Especially smooth, rich colour strokes
  • Break-resistant lead
  • Up to 60 brilliant, lightfast colours
  • Wood from certified, sustainably managed forests


Available in sets


Metal tin containing 60 assorted colours


Article number: 125 M60


Metal tin containing 48 assorted colours


Article number: 125 M48


Metal tin containing 36 assorted colours


Article number: 125 M36


Metal tin containing 24 assorted colours


Article number: 125 M24


Metal tin containing 12 assorted colours


Article number: 125 M12

Colours codes

125 colors


Basic watercolour techniques

From colour-intensive "dry" artwork to atmospheric watercolour paintings, the high-quality STAEDTLER karat aquarell watercolour pencils offer unlimited creative possibilities.

The following images and explanations will give you a short overview of the most popular dry, wet and special techniques:


Dry techniques


Draw a series thin lines closely together: For special light and shadow effects.


Blend by overlaying individual colours.

Wet techniques


Wash colours with a brush – the more the colour is diluted, the lighter it becomes and the surface shows through.


Use dry lead on moist paper – strokes remain visible but become richer and slightly creamy.

Special techniques

125-hatching-sb_01Scraping or shaving technique:

Use a knife to carefully remove the wood casing and then rub the exposed coloured lead against coarse-grained sandpaper. When scattered over a very wet wash, the particles create attractive effects and structures.

125-hatching-sb_01Smudging and blotting:

Create gentle pastel shades and overlays of colour by smudging or blotting with a dry or moist cloth.

125-hatching-sb_01Sgraffito effect:

Add structures to thick, wet paint by smearing with a cotton bud or cloth.