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Made in England, these high-quality pencils were designed specifically for the professional artist and designer. If you like the texture and blendability of Derwent Artists Pencils, but prefer a crisper, more precise drawing style, Derwent Studio Colored Pencils are for you!
All 72 pencils in the range are highly pigmented for maximum color purity. They share the same color core as Derwent Artists Colored Pencils, but have a slim, hexagonal barrel that's easy to grip. The 3.4 mm core sharpens to a fine point, producing a narrow color strip that's particularly well suited to detailed illustration work, such as botanical studies, architectural drawing, and graphic design.
Each hexagonal wooden pencil is strikingly finished in matte black with a color-coded end. Pencils are pre-sharpened. Studio sets are packaged in a handy hinge-lid tin box.
Set of 12
Includes Deep Cadmium, Orange Chrome, Deep Vermilion, Crimson Lake, Imperial Purple, Spectrum Blue, Prussian Blue, Mineral Green, Grass Green, Golden Brown, Copper Beech, and Ivory Black.
Set of 24
Includes the colors in the Set of 12, plus Lemon Cadmium, Rose Pink, Light Violet, Kingfisher Blue, Emerald Green, May Green, Olive Green, Brown Ochre, Terra Cotta, Blue Gray, Gunmetal, and Chinese White.
Set of 36
Includes the colors in the Set of 24, plus Straw Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Flesh Pink, Magenta, Dark Violet, Blue Violet Lake, Ultramarine, Jade Green, Cedar Green, Bronze, Vandyke Brown, and Raw Sienna.
Sets of 72
Includes the colors in the Set of 36, plus Zinc Yellow, Gold, Primrose Yellow, Naples Yellow, Middle Chrome, Deep Chrome, Spectrum Orange, Pale Vermilion, Geranium Lake, Pink Madder Lake, Madder Carmine, Rose Madder Lake, Red Violet Lake, Delft Blue, Smalt Blue, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Sky Blue, Indigo, Oriental Blue, Turquoise Blue, Turquoise Green, Juniper Green, Bottle Green, Water Green, Sap Green, Sepia, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Burnt Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Venetian Red, Burnt Carmine, Chocolate, French Gray, and Silver Gray. Available in either a tin or wooden box set.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Derwent products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Comments about Derwent Studio Colored Pencils:
My favorite colored pencils are Derwent colorsoft, so I thought I would try these out, they are very nice. I will buy more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
realistic colors from nature
By hope this helps
These pencils are not as soft as Faber Castell polychromos or Pablo but their colors are softer in appearance. COlors from Faber castell polychromos are more intense and vibrant. When drawing nature the Derwent colors are more realistic. For nature drawing and realistic coloring these will have a nicer and softer effect than the faber castell. THere are some colors that do not distribute color well on the paper but most transfer color very nicely.
(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Too soft and crumbly!
By SL Brown
from Land of Enchantment
I only bought black to try while sampling brands. With art supplies, it's always a matter of whether or not they do what one needs them to do. Perhaps these Are just right for some, but they arenot for me. I could not get a crisp line. The pigment load was light. The 'lead' crumbled with far less pressure than I would typically use.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you had with these pencils. It sounds like the pencil cores may have been damaged in shipping, because these are Derwent's firmer colored pencils, and the cores should not "crumble" as you describe. Our Customer Care Agents will be happy to take care of this for you. Just give us a call at 1-800-723-2787.
(1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Not as good as Polychromos
from Sacramento, CA
Bought a few of these to supplement my Polychromos set. I also have some Derwent Colorsoft and Inktense pencils so I thought these would be comparable. Not so - very hard, color very faint, even with pressure doesn't lay down very good color. They seem more like dime store quality although I paid a premium price. I do like Dick Blick and will continue to order my supplies through this company; however, won't be buying Derwent Studio pencils again.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the Derwent Studio Colored Pencils were not as you expected. These pencils are indeed harder, and are intended to be used for detail. They can be sharpened to a fine point and make very crisp lines, which makes them a useful accompaniment to very soft pencils like the Coloursoft. If you would ever like more information on the attributes of a product you have received or intend to purchase from us, we hope you'll reach out to our Product Information Department. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to work with you!
Derwent colored pencils
from Meriden, CT
Derwent colored pencils are very easy to blend and have a smooth appearance when used in adult coloring books. I also love the fact that they are numbered so that I can remember where they are stored in the travel case.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from New Mexico
I got the white because the other brands are not enough pigment so they do not cover well. These fit the bill work great!! Although non bring back all the white of the paper so still have to watch your drawing. Anyone needing a white that work try these they will help!!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Adult Coloring at its Best
from Chester NY
The Derwent Studio set is better than advertised. It is hexagon shape, which makes it easier to us. The color variety is good.
(4 of 36 customers found this review helpful)
Not worth the cost
from Verona, NJ
These are not worth the price. They don't have the smooth feel that Faber or Prismacolor have. They're better than the colorsoft ones but they're definitely not worth what they cost.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you're not happy with these pencils. Someone from our Customer Care Center will be contacting you to see how we can be of assistance.
Great ink pencils
from Wichita, KS
I definitely will be working more with this medium. Vibrant colors and permanence make these great for glazing
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Essential for precision work in color
from Decorah, IA
I have used Derwent Studio Colored Pencils for decades. They are solid enough to come to a fine point for precision rendering, but not so hard that they tear into the paper surface. The colors are vivid, layer well, and appear to be quite lightfast. I recommend them very highly.
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