The Derwent Coloursoft features a soft-velvety core and is available in a range of 72 colours. It is the UK's softest pencil and has a round 8mm diameter barrel and a wide 4mm velvety smooth colour strip. The pencil has the softest of cores and allows you to quickly add lots of bold, vibrant colour to your drawing. The softness makes these pencils excellent for mixing, blending and for creating large areas of colour. As they are excellent blenders, the 72 colour range is infinitely expandable as you are able to mix and blend colours to create new subtly diferent tones to suit your artwork!
The Coloursoft pencil is amazingly versatile; the strip allows the laying down of vibrant and bold expressionist marks in contemporary sketches and drawings. Alternatively, the strip can be sharpened to a fine point to allow for more detailed work that may be required in fashion illustration, animal portraiture and landscapes.
Derwent Coloursoft is a range of 72 superb colours, specially chosen for their richness and versatility. A panel of professional artists, who use soft textured pencils, have extensively tested the range and are very impressed with its performance. The pencils produce exceptional depth of colour on a wide range of drawing surfaces and interesting effects can be achieved using different types of paper. For rich, vibrant colour with easy blendability, Derwent Coloursoft is the perfect choice. The unique formulation means they can be mixed and blended to create an infinite spectrum of rich vibrant colour.
See below for a full colour chart!
This video features a clip of professional artist Fiona Peart using Coloursoft pencils to draw a rose. During the clip Fiona shows various techniques including, using black paper, shading and highlighting.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guide you through creating a lovely evening landscape.
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