Soft, creamy pencils ideal for wildlife drawings, nature studies and portraiture. Derwent Drawing Pencils are 8 mm in diameter with soft, thick, round leads that have a creamy consistency, making it easy to apply and produce a rich, velvety finish on the paper. The soft, extra wide 5mm strip is ideal for blending and encourages loose, expressive drawings with subtle tonal transitions. Colors can be quickly laid down in wide to thin applications. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
The colour palette of Derwent Drawing pencils takes you right back to nature. These coloured pencils are rich and earthy and you’ll find the soft texture and the extra wide colour strip will be a big help when you’re trying to build up dense fur or feathers in your drawings of animals. The colour range includes a number of soft greens, greys, blues and creams as well as an increased choice of traditional sepia tones, making them ideal for a wide range of subjects. These pencils bring color to life — from sweeping landscapes and seascapes to detailed, vibrant wildlife drawings, nature studies, and portraiture.
With regards to lightfastness, of the 24 Derwent Drawing Coloured pencil colours, 23 are rated 8 and only one, Ink Blue is rated 7 in the lightfast rating (A rating of 8 is the highest rating and anything below 6 is considered to not be lightfast).
Responding to popular demand, Derwent expanded its initial range of six earthy colors, first introduced in 1986, into a glorious palette of 24 subtle shades.
The Derwent Drawing range is available in 24 individual loose pens, as well as a 12 and 24 set.