From sensitive line work and subtle blending, to expressive marks and deep tonal work, Derwent XL Graphite is smooth and refined. This soft fine art graphite is also water-soluble, for greater versatility and further artistic potential.
Available in 6 colours; Olive Green, Dark Prussian, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Soft Graphite, Very Soft Graphite
Once you get the feel for these blocks, they are easy to apply. Add water to have a more vibrant color drawing. Easy to hold, choose from wide sweeping strokes, to fine lines. Jennie (Stevenage) on 22 Oct 2014
These are excellent for making graphite sketches with. I use them with a brush as one would with cakes or pans. It is a good idea to give the sketches a slight spray with fixative if the blocks are used more extensively, as they can shed some dust particles. If used as paint with a brush they are very cost-efficient and a great change of pace! Trond Birkeland (MANDAL, Norway) on 10 Aug 2016
using as initial shading in life drawing - adds a real lift to the charcoal Helen Maggs (Wallingford, United Kingdom) on 8 Aug 2017