Pencils & Charcoal


Artist drawing and sketching pencils including charcoals, graphite, coloured pencils.

Willow Charcoal is a popular medium for creating sketches and the Derwent charcoal pencils provide the traditional effect of charcoal with a little more control and less mess.  Charcoal particles are mixed with the finest clays and encased in wood to emulate the characteristics of traditional charcoal. This range of pencils also include tinted charcoals with a hint of colour. A further option for drawing in charcoal are the Wolff’s Carbon pencils which combine charcoal and graphite to allow sharp lines and rich blacks.

The super soft 9B Cretacolor Monolith is a pure graphite woodless pencil with a lacquer coating as are the Koh-I-Noor Progresso woodless which are available in 5 lead hardnesses and a 4B watersoluble graphite pencil. There are also a choice of traditional wood and lead pencils from Derwent, Faber-Castell and Daler Rowney. The automatic and clutch pencils provide a pen construction which incorporates a replaceable lead. These useful pens usually have a spare lead stored in the handle and the fine leads are ideal for detailed or technical drawing.

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The range of coloured artist pencils provide a large choice of lead types in 100’s of colours which can be ordered individually or in collection starter sets. Derwent Coloursoft offer 72 dense colours of soft velvety lead which can be easily blended, and Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 provide smooth and permanent lead in a wide range of intense colours made from concentrated pigments. Water-soluble pencils include Derwent Watersoluble Sketching Pencils and Inktense Pencils, Cretacolor Aqua Monolith Woodless and Caran d’Ache Supracolor Pencils.

The colourless blender pencils are designed to assist in blending colours and for finalising drawings by burnishing lead marks to help them combine with the surface fibre of the paper.

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