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XL Graphite

Everything about Derwent XL Graphite is big; big blocks and even bigger possibilities. From sensitive line work and subtle blending, to expressive marks and deep tonal work, Derwent XL Graphite is smooth and refined. This soft fine art graphite is also water-soluble, for greater versatility and further artistic potential.

Derwent have developed 6 dense shades from Olive Green to Burnt and Raw Umber which work really well for bold landscape drawings. Other colours in the collection include Dark Prussian, Soft Graphite and Very Soft Graphite.


  • Tin of 6 tinted Graphite blocks in a cool colour range
  • Water soluble colour leaves a silvery sheen
  • Extra large Graphite blocks are 20 x 20mm square and 60mm long (3/4" x 3/4" x 2.3")

Available in a complete tin set of 6.


Watch the Video


In this video clip artist Sarah Taylor demonstrates a variety of techniques that can be used with the Derwent XL bocks.

You can also download a project sheet, where Sarah will guide you through creating a forest scene using the blocks.