Derwent Lightfast Coloured Pencils are a 100% oil-based pencil. This product was created after much research and development, and provides pencil artists with a lightfast drawing and colouring tool with a smooth texture. The pencils' core is thick and gives dense colour application, resulting in the most vibrant colour. Their smooth and creamy texture allows for effortless colour laydown, and they can even be used with oil mediums like turpentine to give a painterly effect when dissolved.
The revolutionary colour core of these pencils is manufactured from ingredients that resist colour change, so your work will remain as bright as ever and will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions. All colours comply with international lightfast testing standard, ASTM D-6901, and tested in Arizona, US.
You can see the colours included in both of the sets by viewing our Derwent Lightfast Pencil Colour Chart.
100% lightfast, complying with ASTM D-6901 and Blue Wool Scale ISO 105
Oil-based coloured pencils
Compatible with oil mediums
Strong point for detailed drawing
Available in 36 vivid and opaque colours
Excellent color tone.
Perfect application on paper. Jorge Botello (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico) on 17 Aug 2018
I bought this pack and drew a portrait of a black dog. I was very pleased with the result. I liked the intensity of the black pencil and the other colours, but was puzzled by the lack of a mid blue pencil in this pack. That would have been useful. Instead this 12 pack contained a very pale blue and a purple. The pencils can be sharpened to a point easily, but, being soft, they wear away quite quickly. Overall, I was very impressed and I will be using Lightfast again. Philip Malpass (Tiverton, United Kingdom) on 28 Oct 2018