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These soft, smooth, velvety pencils can be mixed and blended to create an infinite spectrum of rich, vibrant colors.
They're ideal for a wide range of drawing styles, from bold contemporary still lifes and portraiture to finely detailed work — fashion illustration, animal portraiture, and landscapes.
The unique formulation is highly blendable and glides smoothly over a wide variety of drawing surfaces. They are acid-free and tested for lightfastness. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Coloursoft Pencils, Skintone Set of 6
This set includes six specially selected skintone colors that are excellent for portraits and multicultural images, including Cream, Blush Pink, Pink, Ochre, Dark Terra Cotta, and Brown Earth.
Wood Box Set of 72
This beautiful hardwood box set contains the full range of 72 Coloursoft pencils and is a welcome addition to any artist’s studio. The box measures 2"H × 16.25"W × 9.6"D (5 cm × 41 cm × 24 cm). Weighs 3.6 lbs (1.6 kg).
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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very happy with pencils
from snellville, ga
Comments about Derwent Coloursoft Pencils:
good quality colored pencils
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great depth of color with larger wood casing
from Lompoc, CA
As much as I use colored pencils I find the only drawback is their cost. I love holding these pencils and they have beautiful bright color
My favorite color pencils!
from Northbrook Illinois
These pencils are fantastic for blending, especially the darker colors. Fantastic color selection!
You coloured my choice.
By Pip the man.
Easy to get at. Great wooden box container. Selection of colours are without equal. Will definitely buy again.
Derwent Coloursoft the best from England since the Beatles
from Oxford, NC
I discovered Derwent Coloursoft Pencils about a year ago. I purchased a couple at that time and since then I have been buying them whenever I can. They are soo creamy and go on soo smoothly. The colors are very vibrant and lightfast. They sharpen beautifully and retain their point. I will continue my quest to get everyone of the Coloursoft Colors.
Great colored pencils.
By Grandma Picasso
from Pineville, LA
The ONLY thing wrong is that the caliber of these pencils are such that they do not fit into a standard pencil sharpener and in order to sharpen them I have to use the largest caliber sharpener outlet and then I get a funny point. I think this should have been mentioned in the description; if it had been, I would have gotten another brand. Do they have different sized pencil sharpeners in England (where they are made)????
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Like them, but they crumble too much when I press . They are
Highly pigmentedWon't fit in average sharpenersPrismacolor premier still the best
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Freeport, IL
I love that these are for skintones and I can go to their website to get the tutorial for learning to do them, I love that I got them the day sooner and the tin I can keep them in makes it neat and tight for storing when not in use. The price you can beat that's for sure.
Always looking for more options
By Karen loves color
I love prismacolors but I am always wondering about the other possibilities so I decided to give these a try. These are nice pencils but they wouldn't be my first choice. But they are nice. I only purchased five colors to test out. I LOVE the Acid Yellow.... it goes down SO nicely and creamy and is a nice addition to my collection. I used it in one of my Posh coloring books and it is dreamy! So happy I picked up that color. I got the Sea Green and it is just as lovely however, it is really the same as the Prisma's Aquamarine. Bought the Ochre and Loganberry and Grey Green. Used them all on that page and I have to say, I am quite happy with these pencils -- the picture turned out great. They dust up a bit... not horribly so but they do; be prepared for that. It is a bigger barrel but not uncomfortable -- and mixed in the cup with my prisma's, it isn't trying to draw all the attention (a pun-?).One side of the prisma's sharpener does work for this pencil and gives it a great point. They go down very close to the same as the prisma in my opinion, aside from the dusting which prisma can do sometimes too, but not as much. The Sea Green and the Prisma Aquamarine feel the same going down. The Sea Green dusted; the prisma didn't. The Derwent may be holding the point a little longer, but not by much. The Prisma might be just a little creamier but not by much (and not at all by much with that Acid Yellow). The pencils are comparable for creaminess.I am deducting one point because of the flecking that is occurring although, it really seems to be happening mostly on the Loganberry. The Acid Yellow doesn't fleck at all but all of the other four colors do -- Loganberry does the most, every time and a lot. I was able to layer all of the colors on top of each other with no problem.I would be very willing to try more colors from this line in hopes of trying to find something different. Overall, I think it is a very nice pencil.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Coloring is easy with these soft pencils.
By I have no nickname.
from Tulsa ,Okla.
I have used these pencils for years and there creamy softness makes it easy to obtain the depth of color you want. I love the large diameter of the core. You do have to sharpen them frequently because they are so soft. The price for these pencils is quite reasonable compared to a lot of colored pencils.
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