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Derwent 2301937 Academy Colouring Pencils Tin - Set of 12

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  • Part of the Derwent Academy range of drawing pencils for beginner artists
  • A selection of bright and neutral colours which can be layered, blended and mixed
  • Round barrelled for freedom of movement to lay down blocks of colour quickly
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Size: Set of 12
Technical Details
BrandDerwent
Model Number2301937
Item Weight154 g
Product Dimensions18.4 x 1.2 x 10 cm
ColourMulticoloured
SizeSet of 12
Manufacturer Part Number2301937
  
Additional Information
ASINB001XCWOZS
Best Sellers Rank 4,011 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight159 g
Date First Available19 Mar. 2009
  
 

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Size Name:Set of 12

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These Derwent Academy Colour Pencils are ideal for colouring, drawing and illustrating. The barrels are made from natural wood and the quality pigment ensures that they transfer colours quickly and easily. These pencils all blend well together, so you can create an vast range of shades. All pencils have been dipped to colour match the pigment inside, and are easy to sharpen and break resistant. These Derwent Academy Colour Pencils are ideal for colouring, drawing and illustrating. The barrels are made from natural wood and the quality pigment ensures that they transfer colours quickly and easily. These pencils all blend well together, so you can create an vast range of shades. All pencils have been dipped to colour match the pigment inside, and are easy to sharpen and break resistant.


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Size: Set of 36 Verified Purchase
I have been using Staedtler Ergosoft coloured pencils (set of 24) and I am happy with them but needed more colours. I did not need finest artist's pencils and this set of 36 seemed a likely candidate, especially as they are sold here at around half price. I was very confused by the reviews. I read a few 5* and 1* comments for balance. Some thoughts:
These pencils are not as pigment heavy as the Staedtler and they do not transfer colour quickly. They are easily blendable and with appropriate layering, these pencils can achieve good depth of colour. They can handle skin tones nicely. Being quite hard, any over-worked areas quickly become shiny, spoiling the desired matte finish as well as reducing any effect of paper texture. Someone suggested the pencil end colours do not match the pigment and this is true in several cases.
The tin is too large and cumbersome for sensible use as it takes up half my desk (slight exaggeration). It is also a waste of resources as one cannot refill it with individual replacement pencils. A tub or pot would have been better.
I would suggest these pencils are not ideal for younger children or for basic colouring in on cheap paper as they are too hard and do not fill in large areas reasonably quickly. I shall know not to buy the Derwent Artist set should I need to upgrade as I am advised they are little better than these.

Update: After expending a reasonable amount of time and effort in trying to get good use from these pencils, they are on their way to the charity shop from where I hope they will find a good home at minimal cost. I am moving on to Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.
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Size: Set of 36 Verified Purchase
...36 colouring pencils for half RRP (at the time of writing).

The 36 come in a quality non-hinged tin and are ready to use.
Each elegant pencil is around 17.5 cm in length.
The completely rounded barrel is black, with a silver-coloured band and embossment:

~ DERWENT ~ Academy Colour ~ The Colour, (e.g.'Cadmium Yellow')

The end of the pencil is the same colour as the core/point, which is useful depending on how you store your collection. Mine started off pristine in their tin and I had every good intention of keeping them there, but my favourites soon find their way into various carriers when I am out and about!

They sharpen well to a good point with a quality sharpener without losing half the pencil in the process and I have had no problems with breakage.

The colours in my tin:

1. White
2. French Grey
3. Grey
4. Blue Grey
5. Black
6. Cream
7. Burnt Umber
8. Brown
9. Raw Umber
10. Terracotta
11. Yellow Ochre
12. Dark Green
13. Light Green
14. Jade Green
15. Olive Green
16. Lime Green
17. Sea Green
18. Ultramarine
19. Dark Blue
20. Blue
21. Light Blue
22. Kingfisher Blue
23. Violet
24. Purple
25. Red
26. Rose
27. Deep Red
28. Carmine Red
29. Bright Pink
30. Orange
31. Deep Orange
32. Sand
33. Yellow
34. Cadmium Yellow
35. Naples Yellow
36.
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Size: Set of 36
I bought these as part of the Black Friday deals and Thank God I did, because they are in no way worth more than the £10.00 I spent on them. Certainly not worth the nearly £24.00 they are asking for them whist I write this review. Let me explain why:
The pencils come in a tin, which opens with quite a bit of difficulty. I think it's because its "click closure" on all four sides and so there is no one "angle" from which to peel the lid off the base. Anyway there is a good explanation at the back of the tin of the three ways you can use the pencils - hatching, blending and impressed line (and what each of that means for those who are not in the know). This explanation is provided in English, French, Italian and Spanish, as well as having a picture of each technique. However, I bought these exclusively for adult colouring (see pictures of two mandalas coloured in using only pencils from this tin). Nonetheless, I like the packaging.
I've been using the pencils over a month now, but sadly opening the tin is still a struggle. The pencils themselves sharpen easily, but there are a few that have broken graphite, making it impossible to get a nice sharp front for detailed use. The best colour of the 36 in the tin is called "ultramarine" and its a very deep, rich blue. All the other colours are rather faded, regardless of how much pressure is applied when they are used. The "deep red" is not deep enough, the "bright yellow" is not bright enough... I think you get the idea :)
So I would not recommend you purchase these, but rather look for more creamy, almost pastel like consistency elsewhere (as that is what I was looking for to begin with). I will not be buying from Derwent Academy again; but will use these up before making a new purchase of colour pencils.
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