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
Grippers for the XL blocks now available.
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
Enjoyed using these and know I will have trying them in a variety of ways Jane Mcardle (Kendal, United Kingdom) on 13 Jul 2013