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Wonderful texture, brilliant pencils
on 3 December 2011
I know many people think "It's a pencil, so?" but these aren't mere pencils. The graphite contained in these pencils is exquisite - the different grades give different intensities on the page and allow you to create shade and shadow and texture as you desire. The graphite is soft and easy to blend, it is also easy to lift off the page with a kneadable eraser to create highlights and reflections.
This set is the soft set and for me it contains essential pencils for my sketching - for those who need a harder pencil, e.g. for techincal drawings there is a tin with the H grades of pencil (Derwent 12 Tin Graphic Pencils TECHNICAL (Hard)) , and for those who need a bit of both there is a "medium" tin containing the mid-range (medium hard to medium soft)(Derwent Medium Graphic Pencils Tin of 12) . Of course, you could always go the whole distance and get the full set (which helpfully contains duplicates of the most common artists pencils.)(Derwent Graphic Pencils 24 SET)
In my opinion, this set is essential for any artist - not to mention, it is great value.