Derwent have been making drawing materials since 1832 and continue to produce from their factory in Cumbria, making them the only pencil manufactuer in the UK. Alongside their rich heritage, Derwent also have a well-established reputation for innovation, inspiring artists with fantastic new product ranges pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with drawing media.
We've brought together a collection of Derwent videos showing their innovative materials in action.
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Artist, Sarah Taylor, takes us through the unique Inktense Pencils. As the name suggests, the colour turns into a vibrant ink which is permanent once dried, allowing you to add layers and even use on fabric.
Explore the full range of Derwent Inktense Pencils here.
Derwent Procolour Pencils
Derwent Procolours are the perfect combination of strong point and smooth laydown, with a texture that has the covering power of wax that glides like an oil. With a range of 72 carefully selected colours, you can enjoy creating beautiful long lasting pieces of work.
Explore the full range of Derwent Procolour Pencils here.
Derwent Lightfast Pencils
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. Its smooth oil base creates a rich vibrancy and can be mixed on the page to create a paint-like effect.
Derwent Graphic Pencils
The core range of graphite pencils is used by artists all over the world, ranging from 9B to 9H and includes a selection of XL Graphite Blocks.
Explore the full range of Graphic Pencils here
Derwent Graphik Line Painter Pens
Artist Carne Griffiths demonstrates the features and versatility of the Derwent Graphik Line Painter Pens. Available in 20 vibrant colours.
Derwent XL Charcoal Blocks
Derwent offer you the freedom to express yourself with the Derwent XL Charcoal Blocks. Artist Rob Dutton takes us through this incredibly versatile medium.
Derwent heritage: a journey into the world of pencils
Watch this fascinating tour of the Derwent Pencil Factory based in Cumbria UK and find out how their world-famous pencils are made. See how Derwent consistently demonstrate their passion and commitment to excellence in drawing materials.
Explore the full range of Derwent Pencils and Pens here
Read our How-To guide on drawing shows with Derwent Charcoal Pencils here
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