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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 Asheboro, NC
Comments about Derwent Pastel Pencils:
These are wonderful pastel pencils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
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from Las Vegas NV
The ability to get individual colors is great.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great product lines! Great Service!
from Kenmore, NY
I am not an artist but a new colorer... and loved the colored pencils I was able to choose. Thank you!
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Gorgeous luscious finish.
By Leo Charre
from staunton, va
I thin with 25% (1 part water 3 parts product) for a regular coat on a finished acrylic piece. If poured on, creates a very glossy thick surface almost like glass over a surface, but not very even. This is really nice stuff to fluff up the elegance of a luscious piece.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I bought a sample of all the pastel pencils. These seemed to be a nice pencil with a firmer pastel they have a barrel slightly larger, you need to use a larger hole on a pencil sharpener.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Derwent Pastel Pencils
from NYC area
I love soft pastels, however, they are not the best choice when working outdoors - I can get pretty dirty head to toe!For sketching and doing small pieces, I love these pencils. They are not so soft that the "lead" breaks every time they are sharpened, but the texture is soft enough to blend and overlay, yet still build up an 'impasto' texture if you want one. I am able to build them up without closing the tooth of the paper. The colors range from soft lights, to strong darks and are very mixable. I would love a 'specially - made' sharpener specifically for these pencils, as some just do not work well.On my wish list is a lightweight case with every color Derwent makes.....
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