Neatly presented and stored in a sturdy wooden box, Derwent’s wooden gift boxes come in a range of sizes containing some of our most loved products.
Whether you are looking to expand your artist arsenal or gift our products to the artist in your life, you can be assured that all the boxes contain our high-quality pencils, made with love and care to last a lifetime.
Derwent’s Lightfast range has been formulated to be compatible with other Derwent pencil ranges and can also be used with oil mediums and solvents. However, using Lightfast with any other pencils or media may affect the lightfastness levels.
Handheld blade sharpeners work well with Lightfast, providing the blade is sharp. Helical pencil sharpeners can be used but due to the softer, creamier core of the Lightfast pencils, the auto stop in a helical pencil sharpener doesn’t always detect when the pencil is sharp. Turn the handle a couple of turns and check your pencil point; repeat until happy.
Bloom can still occur on oil-based pencils due to the melting point and humidity. The best way to combat ‘bloom’ is to wipe away with a soft tissue and lightly spray with a fixative designed for coloured pencil use. Working in a non-humid environment will always prevent bloom.
Derwent Lightfast features an oil-based, opaque and vibrant coloured core, that is 100% lightfast. You can get smooth, velvety laydown of colour and when mixed with oil mediums, the pencil colour can behave more like oil paint.
The Lightfast range is based on the same hues within the other Derwent ranges however due to the amount of pigment in the Lightfast range the chroma is far richer and the colours will appear deeper than other colours with the same names in the other ranges.
Fixatives can be used with oil-based pencils and do not ‘damage’ the pigment, however, it can affect Lightfastness. We always advise testing fixative yourself in a small area of your drawing first as fixatives can dull colours.