I have cautioned in the past about how we can think that our art is in magic art supplies. BUT. Sometimes it is good to step outside of our expected path, it brings a new perspective. This is why people take vacations ;-)
I had bought some Inktense pencils a while ago and used them here or there. Inktense pencils work a bit like watercolor pencils, but they are supposedly permanent. I am testing that out today, using various marks by dipping the pencil into water and making marks, drawing onto wet areas of paper and using the pencils and blocks dry and then coming in with a wash of water. My older son helped me out a bit, too.
I expect that I will eventually use this product with doll making, but what fun it was to just have a play time! I want to do more paintings in the future. But for now, play is the name of the game. This is not a planned or realized piece of art, but an exploration of what the product can do. It can do a lot. The trick is to learn to do the "mistakes" on purpose.