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Lightfast Pencils

Oil based for exceptional layering and colour mixing

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Superior, 100 Colour Pencils

Derwent Lightfast Pencils have been formulated to be 100% lightfast. The revolutionary core is resistant to prolonged colour change, ensuring artwork will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions. Available in 100 colours and the new 100 tin includes a mini pad.

Revolutionary oil-based core

Revolutionary oil-based core

Derwent Lightfast features an oil-based, opaque and vibrant coloured core, that is 100% lightfast. You can get smooth, velvety laydown of colour and when mixed with oil mediums, the pencil colour can behave more like an oil paint.

Tested under the harshest conditions

Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. The Derwent Lightfast range has been tested according to the ASTM D6901 standard, which states that pencils with a rating of LFI and LFII are fully lightfast.

Tested under the harshest conditions

Product Review

Derwent's first oil-based, 100% lightfast coloured pencil now comes in 100 colours.
Our artist ambassador, Curtis Holder, reviews the Lightfast range.


FAQs

Following extensive testing, we can confirm that all 100 colours in the Lightfast range are 100% lightfast, meaning they are lightfast for up to 100 years (under museum conditions).

Derwent Lightfast is an oil-based pencil with an opaque, vibrant laydown. It can be used with oil mediums to create paint-like effects. The oil-based core allows for amazing blending and layering possibilities.

There are 100 pencil colours in the Lightfast range, available as individual pencils, in tins or in wooden boxes.

Derwent Lightfast features an oil-based, opaque and vibrant coloured core, that is 100% lightfast. You can get smooth, velvety laydown of colour and when mixed with oil mediums, the pencil colour can behave more like an oil paint.

The Lightfast range is based on the same hues within the other Derwent ranges. However, due to the amount of pigment in the Lightfast range, the chroma is far richer and the colours will appear deeper than other colours with the same names in the other Derwent ranges.