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Lightfast FAQs

Interested in trying out our Lightfast pencil range but you have some questions? Visit our FAQs page to find out more information on this amazing range of pencils.

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Procolour FAQs

Interested in trying out our Procolour rnage but you have some questions? Visit our FAQs page to find out more information on this amazing range of pencils.

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ダーウェントの製品はヴィーガンフレンドリーな(完全ベジタリアンのニーズに則した)ものですか?

動物由来原料を使用していない製品の一覧をご覧ください。

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インクテンスシリーズはパーマネント(色が定着するタイプ)の製品ですか?

はい。インクテンスのペンシルとブロックは、顔料がいったん水に溶けてしまえば、乾くと同時に色が定着します。よって、上から色を重ねることが可能です。インクを思わせる鮮やかな発色が特徴となっています。

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鉛筆の種類ごとにどのような違いがありますか?

Professional

ドローイング

グラフィックペンシル、スケッチングペンシル、グラファイトやチャコールの製品は、ざっとしたスケッチやモノクロのドローイングによく使用されます。グラファイトとチャコールは、どのような描画効果を出したいかによって、違う形態のものをお選びいただけます。たとえば、ペンシルはより美しくきっちりとした線を引くことができるのに対し、ブロックは広い面積を塗るのに便利です。

色鉛筆

水を混ぜずに使う色鉛筆には、カラーソフト、ドローイング、アーチスト、スタジオなどがあります。カラーソフトはもっとも柔かい色鉛筆で、鮮やかで目立つ色をすばやく塗るのに適しています。またアーチストとスタジオは、芯の色(重ね塗りや混色に適したカラーが揃っています)は同じですが、軸の形がそれぞれ異なります。

水溶性製品

水あり/水なしと使いわけることで、絶妙な効果を生み出すことができます。ウォーターカラーペンシルはソフトなテクスチャが特徴で、水を混ぜた後、乾いても色が定着することはありません。これに対して、インクテンスは鮮やかな色味が特徴。乾いたらそのまま定着して、インクのような仕上がりになり、上から別の色を重ねることが可能です。スケッチおよびドローイング用の一部の製品も水溶性となっています。

パステル

発色が美しい伝統的な画材。色のブレンドやぼかしも容易に行えます。ブロックを使えば、広い面積を手早く塗った後に、太い線や細かい線を描き加えることが可能です。ソフトで粉っぽいテクスチャとビロードのような仕上がりが特徴のパステルペンシルは、ブロックよりも使いやすく、画面が汚れることもありません。細かい作業に適しています。

Pens

We currently have 2 lines in our pens range but that doesn’t mean you are limited with what you can create. 

Paint Pens

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.

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Line Makers

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.

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Hobby (Derwent Academy™)


Our Derwent Academy™ range has been created for aspiring artists wishing to develop and improve their skills. With pencils, markers, paints and pastels, there is something for everyone to use to dive into the world of art and give it a go.

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Children (Derwent Lakeland)

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.

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その他の質問

How did Derwent decide on the pencil livery?
The stained barrels were chosen mainly for environmental reasons. The UV coating process is environmentally friendly and stains are the ideal finish for UV coating. The angled dips were chosen as a design feature to make the pencils stand out and have their own Derwent identity.

What gives a pencil its texture?
All the ingredients play a part. High levels of pigment will tend to make a pencil hard. The amount and type of wax will define how it interacts with the paper.

What is lightfastness?
A measure of how quickly something will change when exposed to UV light (sunlight). Light can cause colour to whiten, darken, fade or completely disappear. Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. Our colours are rated on a scale of 1 to 8, the higher the number the better lightfast rating it has, so a colour with a rating of 8 will react more slowly when exposed to light.

What's the difference between the graphite degrees?
B stands for BLACK and H stands for HARD. 9B is very soft & black and 9H is very hard & pale in shade. HB is half way between the two. F degree was made (stands for FINE) for doing shorthand in the days before computers!

How are degrees made and controlled?
By varying the proportions of clay and graphite. More graphite means a softer, blacker degree. More clay means a harder degree. HB has 50:50 clay and graphite.
My pastel pencil won’t sharpen, it keeps breaking. 

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.

How can we identify when a particular batch of pencils was made?   
Each batch has a date code stamped on next to the imprint. This identifies the week that batch was made. From that we can trace the exact details of when the pencils were manufactured: the day, the operator, the machine etc.

Are Derwent pencils non-toxic?
Yes, all of our pencils are non-toxic.

Can I buy loose pencils or are they only available in tins?
Loose pencils from all our Derwent ranges are available to buy individually. Please contact your local store to see if they have the colour you need in stock or you can buy them from our website, just visit the page of the range you are interested in. 
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