For several years I've avoided using watercolor pencils. I figured I don't do watercolor well, why should watercolor pencils be any different. On a whim, I purchased some this spring -- AND I found I really love what I can do with them. Just this morning, I discovered that water isn't the only thing that can be used to enhance the lines -- my colored pencil eraser worked just fine and smudged the lines to just the degree I wanted (it was one of those happy accidents!).