Derwent Procolour pencils are the perfect combination of a strong point and smooth laydown, with a texture that has the covering power of wax yet glides like an oil. The richly pigmented pencils maintain a sharp point for detailed drawing while minimal dusting keeps work clean and smudge-free.
Derwent Procolour is the latest addition to Derwent’s professional range of coloured pencils. Procolour combines the best of the Artists and Coloursoft ranges, featuring the strong point of Artists with the laydown of Coloursoft – giving artists long-lasting precision with a smooth laydown.
The unique formulation within each Procolour pencil promises a clean finish every time. Professional artists have praised the range for its strong point, vibrant and smooth colours, colour-mixing and layering abilities and bright tones on a wide range of artists' paper. Procolour pencils also blend beautifully with a range of mediums and artists accessories, including blending pens and paper stumps.
Now available in tins of 12, 24, 36 and 72.
To see the colours included in each set download the Derwent Procolour Colour Chart
I bought these before reading some reviews on another website and as they were supposed not to be light proof I returned them unused and bought another brand.Barbara Wright (Chester, United Kingdom) on 5 Aug 2018
Ken Bromley's replies:
All Derwent pencils are tested according to the Blue Wool Lightfastness Scale to ensure that they are chemically stable and will not deteriorate when exposed to museum conditions. On the Procolour pencil chart Derwent have provided us with most pencils in this range rank as good or above. Pencils with a value of 6 or above are considered to be lightfast under museum conditions and will not fade for 100+ years. Of the 72 pencils in the range at least 40 are currently rated 6 or above, so they should provide excellent lightfastness.
Bought these at a great price. Much cheaper than competitors. I think that these are good quality colour pencils, but not as soft as I was expecting. I am sure though that if I buy a paper that will bring out the best in these then they will turn out to be a great purchase. Peter M (Dover, United Kingdom) on 27 Oct 2017