I started drawing at a young age and always enjoyed it, mostly just graphite pencils and occasional attempts at paint. I tried my hand at ballpoint pen art too but generally speaking it was black and white.
When it came time to add colour I figured I would need to turn to paint. The thing is a paintbrush is a very different tool to a pencil! It takes a completely different mindset and group of skills/ techniques to master and I struggle/d to get the same level of detail that I love into any painting I attempted.
I then discovered water colour pencils and thought this was a good compromise, I could still get some washed of colour but also be able to use them dry to get some finer detail. I fell in love with my Derwent Inktense pencils for a while too.