Derwent Academy Sketching offers a comprehensive range of shades from a soft 6B to a hard 5H perfect for tackling all subjects. Great for fine, detailed work like illustrating. Made with natural wood barrels the Sketching range consists of 12 degrees from a soft 6B to a hard 5H. Soft pencils are best suited to sketching and blending. Harder pencils are used for straight line and detailed work as they hold a sharper point. Derwent Academy pencils are easy to sharpen and break resistant. The range also includes a sketching set and sketch book.