For a full, detailed overview of our product ranges, click here to view our product matrix.
As the name suggests, our product ranges under the drawing category are designed for drawing and sketching. With graphic pencils, sketching pencils, graphite and charcoal products available, and with different variations of these mediums on offer, there is something suitable for every artist wanting to sketch and draw.View our Drawing range
Again as the name suggests, Derwent’s coloured pencil ranges are used for adding colour to your artwork. With 8 different pencil types available in many different textures, colours, core sizes, colour intensity and ability to blend and layer, there is certainly something on offer that you can use to add colour to your artwork.View our Colouring range
Derwent’s water-soluble products can be used dry or with water to create brilliant effects. Watercolour pencils have a soft texture and once dry are not permanent. Inktense are vibrant colours that dry to a permanent ink finish that you can work over (available in blocks, pencils and paint formulas). Some of our sketching and drawing products are also water-soluble.View our Water-Soluble range
Whether you need erasers, pencil sharpeners, storage solutions, sketch books and journals, waterbrushes and brushes or drawing aids, the accessories section is where you will find these.View our Accessories range
We currently have 2 lines in our pens range but that doesn’t mean you are limited with what you can create.
If you are looking for something more suited to creative drawing and painting, then try Derwent’s Paint Pens. Permanent, highly lightfast and opaque with 20 colours. Create fine lines, large layers of colour or even exciting splatters. Our paint pens are also water-soluble, so dilute with water to create transparent washes, that once dry are permanent and fixed.View our Paint Pens range
Use our Line Makers to create sketches, drawings and writing from superfine, free-flowing permanent water-based pigment ink. Available in 9 colours and up to 6 nib sizes (black only) so you can get the precision you need whether in the studio or on location.View our Line Makers range
Derwent Lakeland pencils combine high quality with excellent value for money, all with features, styles and grips that suit little hands best. With colouring pencils, painting pencils and drawing pencils, this range is great for children starting out in the art world. Lakeland is suitable for children aged 4 – 10 years old.View our Lakeland range
What gives a pencil its texture?
Yes, the Inktense pencils and blocks, once the pigment is dissolved fully in water, become permanent when dry. You can then work on top of this layer. The colour is vibrant and like an ink. Learn more about the range here.
Pastels are more delicate than normal pencils so they need to be handled with care during sharpening. Also the materials used to make pastel pencils are more abrasive than the materials in other pencils so the blades in sharpeners and craft knives will blunt more quickly. We recommend using a craft knife or special pastel sharpener and replacing them regularly to keep the blades sharp. For more tips, view our sharpening guide.