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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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Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
from Thorsby Al.
Comments about Derwent Coloursoft Pencils:
Soft and smooth
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Drehend Coloursoft pencils
from Morrison, OK
I ordered about 20 open stock pencils. 5 of them had the leads broken. It wasn't just the tips, it was the whole end down past the wood. At first, I figured it was just my bad luck, but I also noted that they were very poorly packaged. Other pencils I have ordered have had the tips protected. These pencils were just in the thin plastic bag and stuck in a padded envelope, which didn't seem very padded, and the tips were at the opening end of the envelope where the padding is thinnest. The ones I got before had something wrapped around the ends. When I sharpened the first one and saw how short it looked compared to the other new ones, I decided to make a call. The person that I dealt with one the phone was very friendly, which automatically made me less irritated. Then she said the pencils would be replaced and that I didn't have to mail the other ones back. This made me even happier because I wasn't going to have to pack them up and make a trip to the post office (which I hate doing). The replacement pencils arrived less that a week later and were in perfect shape. You don't always know what you're getting into when you order online, and it's nice to know that I can recommend Dick Blick to everyone based on quality, price, and customer service!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Novice Colorer - Encouraged with this set!
I am just begin to color because I am just beginning to have free time after 40 years of teaching. These pencils are a good step up for me from my classroom set of colored pencils like Crayola, etc. They seem just soft enough to lay down a moderate amount of color without a lot of pressure and seem to build up nicely. For the price, I am quite satisfied. A good starter set for me.
Great color pencils
By Donn Granros
from Elk River, MN
Great pencils,they do a great job and hold there points
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Derwent Coloursoft colored pencils 72 pieces. Very Nice set
from South Carolina
I really like these colored pencils. They blend nicely and the colors are very nice. They really look nice when using 2 or 3 different colors to make a variegated flower. So pretty. I've used them on the last 2 pictures I've colored and am happy with them so far. They seem to sharpen easily and I haven't had any breakage yet. Just wish I'd have waited as I noticed they now are less expensive than when I ordered mine a couple weeks ago. If I didn't already have so many different types of colored pencils I would buy them again right now, but I'm running out of storage space.
from Richmond, VA
I bought these for my 5-year-old grandson who is a wonderful artist already. I wanted him to have good quality pencils. He loves them. I also tried them, and they are creamy and have good colour.
By Another Artist
They are Derwent, what can I say, you can never go wrong with Derwent, the colors in this set are nice, I had to buy it. I love anything Derwent, my favorite brand of colored pencils.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By hope this helps
The colors and softness of these pencils is very nice. The intensity of color transfer is comparable to Faber Castell Polychromos and Pablo by Caran D Ache but they may not be as light fast. I like these pencils very much as there are certain colors in this set I have not seen in other set such as sea green. Reds and oranges are very nice.
Adding to my collection
from Santa Rosa, CA
Years ago I choose Der went over the most popular brand because I don't like my pencils to be so soft and waxy. Der went does vary between colors, some are softer, but in general they are what those fans call "scratchy." But I find that the popular brand must compromise their colors so they have a uniform consistency. Der went does not hide behind extra wax, they deliver top quality color every time. AND they don't break nearly as much. The few other pencils that I have break way more often. I'm not a professional. My coloring is primarily for rubber stamp images and mixed media in my artist journals. Over the years my collection has risen to over 60 pencils. I still prefer Der went.
By Bev and Rhiannon
I mainly use these for adult coloring but my daughter uses them for school art projects as well. We both love them. They are very soft and creamy and the colors are so rich and earthy. Best pencils I have used. I read somewhere, on a pencil blog I think, that they are clay based and are softer than prismas.
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