Artists depend on Utrecht for professional quality graphite & drawing pencil supplies, priced so you can draw everyday
We stock velvet-smooth, professional-quality charcoal drawing pencils in a broad range of hardness; choose from openstock or assorted sets. Make bold, gestural marks and soft gradients with graphite pencils from brands like Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Generals, Cretacolor & Utrecht. Drawing is more than a basic skill, it’s how artists’ think, communicate and develop ideas. It’s a tool for capturing pattern and likeness, a way of exercising your expressive and descriptive ability. To get the most from your work, make time to draw each day, and rely on Utrecht for selection, quality and great prices on the drawing pencils you need.
Our Utrecht premium fine art drawing pencils are made with the highest quality graphite lead. These graphite pencils are specifically designed to provide a smooth stroke and opaque lines that are easily erasable. The strong cedar wood casings are finished in sleek black. Choose from our Technical and Drawing pencil sets; both packaged in attractive storage tins.
Maintain clean, consistent line quality with a mechanical pencil or lead holder
Mechanical pencils are designed with the intent to provide a consistent line without requiring a sharpener. Drafting pencils are available in assorted sizes from a variety of brands including; Alvin, Faber-Castell, Pentel and Sakura. Pencil lead refills or graphite can be selected for hardness and is automatically fed to the point through a spring mechanism or by a rotating mechanism.
Utrecht also carries and assortment of lead holders (also called clutch pencils) which hold larger lead than a standard mechanical pencil. A typical clutch pencil is activated by pressing the top to open the jaws inside the tip, allowing the pencil lead to freely drop through from the barrel, allowing you to expose as much lead as necessary. The sturdy, wood, metal or plastic lead holder protects lead from breaking and keeps your hands clean.