I’ve been using my Koh-i-noor Magic Pencils as my main sketching material for a few weeks now. Apart from being caught up in the sheer fun of multicoloured pencils that would be the envy of any pencil case, I find that they are ‘magic’ in other ways as well.
They are ‘magic’ because you can’t quite control where the colour will turn up.
They are ‘magic’ because they encourage me to play.
They are ‘magic’ because they remind me to focus on the structure of my drawing – where is the light coming from? – not what colour is her t-shirt?
They are ‘magic’ because paying attention to the key elements of a subject is more important than ‘completing’ the picture.
They are ‘magic’ because they show me that drawing can be much so much more interesting than straightforward representation.