The Derwent Academy range has been created for budding artists looking to delve deeper into the art of drawing and wish to develop and improve their skills. A range of colouring and sketching art pencils and painting products, with the perfect blend of quality and performance, provide the ideal introduction to the world of drawing.
Sketching is the foundation of all art with a wide variety of styles and subjects from which to choose. The Derwent Academy sketching pencils come in a comprehensive range of 12 degrees, from a soft 6B to a hard 5H, ideal for tackling all styles of drawing.
H stands for Hard and B stands for Black, therefore the higher the number the Harder or Blacker the pencil. The soft 6B-HB pencils offer soft smudge-able lines to build up layers of tone whilst the harder H-5H are ideal for fine straight lines and detailed work.
Set in a metal tin with a removable lid and individual pencil 'slots', the drawing pencils can easily be stored and protected. The hexagonal barrel allows for greater precision and control and the pencils are easy to sharpen and break resistant, making them ideal for long periods of use.