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Experience the exquisitely smooth flow of fine graphite from the Cumberland Valley in England. Derwent's Graphic Pencils are made from the finest quality graphite and purest clays for a smooth line. They are ideal for crisp, detailed illustrations or tone drawings.
Derwent Graphic Pencils are available in a full range of densities from 9B (softest) to 9H (hardest). Pencils in most of the range have 2.2 mm graphite cores, but the softer pencils from 4B to 9B have thicker 3.5 mm cores. The matte finish hexagonal shaft affords a firm grip. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Graphic Hard, Set of 12
A range of 12 hard pencils, ideal for drafting, engineering, and technical drawing. Includes one each of B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, and 9H.
Graphic Medium, Set of 12
A range of 12 medium pencils. Includes one each of 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, and 4H.
Graphic Soft, Set of 12
A range of 12 soft pencils, ideal for drawing and sketching. Includes one each of 9B, 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, and H.
Graphic Soft, Set of 4
A range of four soft pencils, including one each of 6B, 4B, 2B, and HB.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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By Brother Ron
from Nashua, NH
Comments about Derwent Graphic Pencils:
These pencils are so smooth. Easy to blend. Love them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Always a pleasure
from maiden, NC
I am a beginning artist,however, I have been buying Blick art supplies for my son who has been painting and drawing since he was 9 (30 years). We used to have a retail store in PA . It's so easy now to order and purchase. I always know where my order is in transit and I can keep track of any back orders. Thanks Dick Blick. I find all my needs there.
I got a great deal on this set! Very happy!
from Canton, PA
We use these pencils for black and white portraits. I love the quality of this set. The different shades gives just the right dimensions.
from Riverdale, NY
Perfect pencils / my 14 year old love them
"I will always buy my drawing pencils here"
By Carlo the Artist
from Lake Havasu City, AZ
I kept having problems with the lead in the pencils I was using,they were to grainy; however, now I have the Derwent pencils from Blick and can draw with smooth perfect lines and great to blend. I also love the fact that I am able to buy my favorite pencils separately instead of just in the set boxes!
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"A Sister's Love" original pencil portrait
Tags: Derwent, Made with Product, Drawing, Using Product, Portrait, Art
"Mother's Heart" original pencil
Tags: Horse Drawing, Using Product, Art, Derwent, Made with Product
Great pencils - would recommend
By Wannabe Draw Whiz
from Germantown, TN
I bought these pencils for a college Intro Drawing class, and they worked really well. The pencil doesn't break randomly, and is nice to grip and work with. I would recommend these to anyone who is going to do a lot of drawing.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I've always liked the Derwent Graphic Pencils
I like to use the harder Derwent Graphic Pencils for faint sketching for my watercolors. I've never been disappointed with these pencils.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
The soft touch I was looking for
from Paonia, Co.
These graphite pencils have just the right gradation and, since they are in the softest range, afford me the control of values with ease.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Good, Solid Pencils
By Chris C
from Provo, UT
My main pencil is the Staedtler Mars Lumograph, but I've been trying many different brands lately--not really to replace the Staedtlers, but to just get a feel for what is out there.These Derwent pencils are great. No complaints at all (well okay, I'll give just one below). They draw smoothly, the hardness grading is accurate and well-distributed over the range, they lay on the paper and blend nicely, and they erase well. I won't really say they are better than my Staedtler pencils, but they are certainly no worse either. I'd rate them as very close. Things I liked about them: well... they glide on the paper very well. And I REALLY like that there is a 9H in the line (it gives a nice flat shade). This is in fact a temptation for me to start using them much more often. Also, the 9B pencil is still a real graphite pencil. I REALLY liked that too. My Staedtler 8B is something besides graphite--it draws more like a prismacolor pencil and is noticeably different from the rest of the set because it feels very waxy and, even though it is nice and dark, it has a flatter sheen than the other pencils. This was NOT the case with the Derwent 9B. They were consistent from 9H to 9B as far as real graphite and a real graphite look on the paper. This is a BIG plus, because several manufacturers (as with Staedtler) market their 8B and 9B pencils as "graphite" and they really are not the same graphite used in the rest of the pencils, if they are graphite at all. They should be marketed as something different (as Kimberly does with the 9xxB pencil). So, I give a big thumbs-up for Derwent's consistency through their hardnesses.Thing I didn't like so much: the hardness label is on only one facet of the pencil--let's get that printed on all six sides or at least three, folks! I will say the pencils have a slightly more "waxy" (maybe that's not quite the right word, but just different: maybe "softer"?) feel than my Staedtlers (just VERY slightly, though)--that's not really a good or bad thing. It's just a matter of getting used to it and personal preference. It didn't affect the performance at all, and I could go with it just fine.All in all, these are great pencils and I would put them far ahead of most manufacturers. I'd put them in the "great pencils" class with Caran d'Ache, Staedtler, and Tombow (although Tombow has a little problem with their hardness rating scale). Ultimately, you can't go wrong with Derwent pencils.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
DERWENT ALL THE WAY!
By Sunny Pseudo
from New London IA
I've been drawing with Derwent for many, many, many years. It just recently occurred to me to write a review since I often read these before I make orders on products I am unfamiliar with. You cannot beat Derwent for graphic pencils. I cannot attest to anything else they produce, but I will say hands down these are the best. I use personally an assortment of H's for my work, from 9 to 2H. Of all of their pencils my absolute favorite to work with is 8H, I don't know why but it is the best for what I do. I work in a lot of sketch and need a quite a bit of fine lines and light lines. The pencils themselves are sturdy, and the graphite is even. This has been my biggest problem with other pencils, especially when going into different hardness and softness, there will be catches in the lead and inconsistencies, but not with Derwent. The only Derwent I have ever encountered that I did not like was F, but the rest are absolutely perfect. I use these from developing illustrations to general sketches for paintings to high detail realistic wild life. I could not be happier with their outcomes. These are the only pencils I will use.
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