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Derwent Pastel Pencils offer all the expressive qualities of hard pastels in the convenience of a pencil form. These professional-quality pencils are ideal for use as an individual medium or for detailing in combination with pastel work.
Derwent Pastel Pencils have been specially developed to provide only the highest degree of purity and lightfastness. Their soft powdery texture provides a smooth velvet finish.
Derwent offers the artist the traditional qualities of conventional pastels without the drawbacks. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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from Rio Rancho N.M.
Comments about Derwent Pastel Pencils:
Color is vibrant!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Napa, CA
I have been using Derwent pastel pencils for years. I like being able to see all colors I can buy without having to drive a distance to buy them. The pencils work very nicely on sanded paper and allow me to work in tighter spaces when needed.
I loooove these
I bought many of these in grey tones to use with charcoal and I am in love. They aren't as soft as I thought they would be, nor too hard. They sharpen nicely and seem to be lasting well too, I'm really happy with these!
Color is nice and vivid!
from Asheboro, NC
These are wonderful pastel pencils.
Excellent Quality Product
from Topeka, KS
I use pastel pencils with watercolors. This product is of supreme quality and the Blick service was most excellent as usual. The pencils come well protected and I have never had a delivery arrive damaged.
from Redmond, OR
These are great pencils---would like to see more colors available, and I am very happy to see that they seemed to have improved the cores. The first batch I bought a few years back broke and were unusable. These seem to sharpen just fine.
Detail Pastel Pencils
from Riverdale, Maryland
I needed some pastel pencils for detail work on non-flat surfaces. I was recommended these by many people. I had went into a few art stores and tried a few other brands and they either didn't have enough pigment or were too hard. I found a great deal on Dick Blick while searching and decided to try the brand I was recommended. They are silky smooth, blend well and have intense color. I liked them so much I decided to buy a few more colors and will definitely buy more in the future.
Great colors and they don't break so easily
from Milton, FL
I do many "chalk" studies and paint a little. I want a chalk that the "lead" doesn't break easily and I need a variety of colors. I have used another very good product for years, but the "leads" kept breaking. I decided to make the switch to these chalks and ordered a set plus some individuals. They are also great for a pastel, so you can sketch in the main idea, and also handy for last minute detail "dabs".
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Magazine cover study with chalk
Tags: Chalk, Using Product
from Las Vegas NV
The ability to get individual colors is great.
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