Derwent pastel pencils provide a soft powdery texture and velvety smooth finish of top quality traditional pastels. Ideal for mixing and blending. Interesting watercolour effects can be achieved by working the pencils as normal and then applying a light wash with water and a soft brush.
These round 8mm diameter pencils with an extra wide 5mm strip are ideal for soft expressive studies. They are a medium pastel with a slightly chalky feel but also able to achieve a fine point. They have a soft powdery texture which means they can be mixed and blended well but because they are encased in wood you do not get the mess associated with a pastel block.
See which colours are in each set here.
This is a very nice product and a joy to use. Gillian Woodhouse (Bussiere Poitevine, France) on 25 Aug 2012
excellent Jean Harris (Axbridge, United Kingdom) on 18 Oct 2012
Any Derwent product lives up to it's name and their pastel pencils are no exception. A pleasure to use and excellent quality. Denis Papaleo (Ofena (Aq), Italy) on 18 Jul 2012