Pastels with More Control and Less Mess
Originating from the heart of the Lake District, Derwent, with over 180-years pencil making experience, has constantly been at the forefront of developing quality, distinct fine art materials. The Derwent Pastel Pencils range has been developed to eliminate the mess often associated with regular pastels whilst offering a more controlled drawing experience.
A Convenient, Non-Messy Alternative
Pastels offer an unmatched colourful experience however regular pastels can be dusty and messy to use. The Derwent pastels pencils offer a convenient, non-messy alternative being cleaner on fingers and easier to control however maintaining the intense colour quality.
Powdery Texture Ideal for Mixing and Blending
The soft pastels have a powdery texture and produce a velvety smooth finish, ideal for mixing and blending. The vast range of colours available allow for multiple colours to be layered on top of each other in order to create an array of alternative hues and tints. Like regular pastels the colours can be stretched out and mixed by smudging with fingers.
Use Separately for Detail or with Pastel Blocks for Further Creative Options
The pastel pencils are ideal for creating crisp fine lines and detailed pastel drawings; the wide colour strip and round barreled design also allow for free, expressive strokes and quick colour laydown. Suitable for all types of pastel work, these high-quality professional pencils can be used as an individual medium or used for detailing in combination with the Derwent pastel blocks. The Derwent pastel paper pads, with options of A3, A4 and A5 are designed specifically for use with the pastel medium and present an ideal extra for creating and storing work.
Elegantly Presented Pencils
This is the full range of 72 pastel pencils set in a metal tin with a removable lid and individual pencil 'slots', meaning pencils can easily be stored and protected. The pencils are finished in a dark red livery and the colour dipped ends offer easy colour identification.
A History of Derwent
- 1500s - Graphite found in Borrowdale in the Lake District
- 1832 - First recorded factory manufacturing pencils in Keswick, Cumbria
- 1941 - Secret wartime pencil produced for aircrew in bomber command, world war II
- 1981 - The Cumberland Pencil Museum opens in Keswick, Cumbria
- 1982 - Derwent pencils used to create the animation in the film 'The Snowman'
- 2008 - The company moves to a purpose built factory in Workington, Cumbria opened by HM The Queen
1 each of: Vanilla, Process Yellow, Zinc Yellow, Deep Cadmium, Saffron, Dandelion, Naples Yellow, Marigold, Burnt Orange, Spectrum Orange, Tangerine, Tomato, Cadmium Red, Raspberry, Flesh, Crimson, Maroon, Pale Pink, Coral, Magenta, Dark Fuchsia, Burgundy, Soft Violet, Violet Oxide, Lavender, Violet, Red Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine, Pale Ultramarine, Powder Blue, Cornflower Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cyan, Prussian Blue, Indigo, Pale Spectrum Blue, Kingfisher Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Forest Green, Shamrock, Pea Green, Mid Green, Green Oxide, Emerald Green, Fresh Green, May Green, Pale Olive, Ionian Green, Olive Green, Dark Olive, Sepia, Burnt Umber, Brown Earth, Raw Umber, Tan, Yellow Ochre, Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Burnt Carmine, Dark Sanguine, Venetian Red, Terracotta, French Grey Dark, Seal, French Grey Light, Aluminium Grey, Blue Grey, Graphite Grey, Carbon Black, Titanium White.