The Derwent Artists Pencil is the first coloured pencil developed by Derwent in the 1930s. This pencil has the instantly recognisable traditional round barrel and also features a wide colour core. This fat colour strip is ideal if you wish to create expressive, broad strokes in your drawings. There are currently 120 colours in the Artists range, and their slighly waxy texture makes them ideal for layering and blending. The ability to layer and blend with this pencil is ideal as you can create a whole spectrum of different colours to suit your work!
This video features a clip of professional artist Fiona Peart drawing ducks. During the clip Fiona shows various techniques including, how to use the side of the pencil to create marks, blending and creating a background.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guide you through the process of creating a lovely winter scene.
Derwent Artists Black and White Pencils are a unique set of six warm and cool tones in Derwent's finest quality Artists pencils. Ideal for sketching, portraiture and more detailed illustrations.
Encased in Cedar wood, they have a 4mm wide core and are highly lightfast (Blue Wool Scale 8). Available in a tin which contains a pencil sharpener and six Derwent Artists pencils: three cool tones (Arctic, Oyster and Pure) and three warm tones (Midnight, Forest and Raven). Designed for blending and creating complementary tones and highlights, these six colours are an additional colour selection to our existing range of Artists Pencils, available in 120 colours.
Click here to download a project sheet where artist David Sandell provides step by step instructions to creating a stunning black and white portrait on cartridge paper, using these artists' pencils!
The tin of 6 Black & White Artists Pencils is available here.
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