Derwent Pastel Pencils

All the beauty of a pastel with the convenience and control of a pencil.

Pastels are usually all about getting your hands dirty but not with Derwent Pastel Pencils. The wide colour strip is powdery and soft so mixing and blending is really easy and because it’s encased in wood you get the pastel effect without the mess (if you can resist using your fingers to blend!)

Recommended by artists Krystina Laurendi Havens she says of the Derwent pencils:

“ I was thrilled with the full spectrum of colors and the rich values that could easily be achieved with the Derwent Pastel Pencils. Easy to manipulate, I could blend beautifully or achieve crisp lines throughout my drawing. I truly loved the quality of the pencils. I sharpen my pencils often, and not once did the lead break. This was a major plus!”

Havens - Pastel Pencils

Derwent recommend sharpening Pastel Pencils a with a craft knife as pastels will blunt the blades of a sharpener.

Derwent Pastel pencils come in 72 naturally water-soluble colors and have a round 8mm barrel and a wide 4mm soft core. Pastel pencils are extremely popular for portrait work and are available in a handy tin of 12 especially selected colors ideal for all skintones and portraiture work. Check out the selection on

72 tin open72 wooden box

Available in tins of 12, 24, 36, 72, wooden boxes of 48 and 72, plus beginner sets of 6 on a blister card and mixed media blister of 8.

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