Wow, I'm totally early! But I got the Derwent Inktense pencils in, and wanted to try them out right away... They're definitely not like watercolors. The color smoothes out, but doesn't extend very far, and the colors don't blend all that well. You have to actually scribble the pencils one on top of the other to get much blending. And wow, the range of blues is dismal!! =/ So, a little disappointed, all in all. Ah well--try and learn!