Coloursoft Pencils are very soft with a velvety, rich, vibrant colour. Ideal for colour blending.
Procolour Pencils have an oil-based lead for smooth colour blending. Sharpen to a point.
Professional quality, oil-based pencils in rich vibrant colours. 100% lightfast.
Derwent Pastel Pencils have a soft powdery texture with a velvety smooth finish.
Derwent Graphic Drawing Pencils come in 20 grades, from a hard 9H to a soft 9B.
The Derwent Sketching range includes blocks, graphite & watersoluble pencils.
Derwent Charcoal comes in soft & hard grades & a range of tinted charcoal pencils.
Derwent Drawing Pencils come in 24 colours. Ideal for wildlife drawing & nature studies.
Derwent Graphitint are watersoluble graphite pencils. Available in 24 subtle tints.
High quality watercolour pencils that offer control and stunning watercolour effects.
Inktense Pencils are vibrant ink like water soluble pencils. Can also be used on fabric.
Inktense Blocks are perfect for covering large areas quickly. Watersoluble and vibrant.
Derwent fineliner pens have fast drying permanent ink. Available in different colours & nib sizes from 0.05 to 0.8.
Derwent water-soluble paint pan sets come in a range of formulations to match the pencils, including Inktense & Tinted Charcoal.
Beautifully made, Derwent Wooden Box Sets make the perfect sketching gift for an artist. Choose from sets of 24, 48 or 72.
Choose from a wide variety of Derwent drawing accessories, including wraps, erasers, pencil extenders & sharpeners.
Welcome to our Derwent Online Shop
Derwent Pencils are British made pencils that were first produced in 1832, when graphite was discovered in the Lake District, in Borrowdale Valley. This led to the Cumberland Pencil Company being created in 1916, with the very first Derwent colouring pencil being manufactured in 1938. Since then, Derwent have been making a huge range of traditional graphite, sketching, coloured and water-soluble pencils, as well as introducing new innovative products for professional artists, beginners and hobbyists.
For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent brand for pencils and art supplies. Derwent work with artists to produce the highest quality pencils and to continually develop new products. Here at Pullingers, you can buy Derwent pencils in singles, metal tins and beautiful wooden box sets. We stock graphite pencils for sketching and drawing, charcoal pencils and blocks, tinted charcoal pencils, pastel pencils, colouring pencils, including Coloursoft, Lightfast and Procolour, watercolour pencils, Inktense pencils and blocks. Recently, Derwent added a range of paint pens and fineliners to their range of art supplies. A variety of pencil accessories are also available, such as pencil sharpeners, pencil wraps and cases, erasers, pencil extenders and more.
Some of the popular Derwent pencil supplies that we stock include:
Derwent Coloured Pencils
Derwent’s coloured pencil ranges are great for adding colour to your artwork. If you are looking for a soft colouring pencil that blends easily, can be layered up and has a vibrant rich colour, then the Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are perfect for you. They come in 72 individual colours or metal tins of 12, 24, 36 and 72 or wooden boxes.
If you want a coloured pencil with an oil-based lead for smooth colour blending, then opt for Derwent Procolour Pencils. These pencils have a texture like wax but glide like an oil and can be sharpened to a fine point. Procolour pencils are available in 72 single colours or tins of 12, 24, 36 and 72 or wooden boxes. 90% of the colours are lightfast, making it a great pencil choice for artists.
One of Derwent’s most recent colour pencil ranges is Derwent Lightfast Pencils. Popular with professional artists, these pencils are 100% lightfast, ensuring artwork will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions. They are made using the finest quality materials and the purest pigments. Oil-based, they offer rich vibrant colours that are smooth to use and blend easily. You can buy the complete range of 100 colours individually or tins of Derwent Lightfast Pencils here, at Pullingers.
Derwent Graphite Sketching Pencils
Derwent produce a great selection of graphite products that are suitable for drawing and sketching. Whether you are a child, beginner, student, hobbyist or artist, you need to start with a decent pencil and we recommend Derwent Graphic Pencils. They are available in 20 different grades of softness, from a 9B to 9H. You can buy Derwent graphic pencils individually or in sets of soft, medium and hard. 9B is the softest drawing pencil and gives the darkest shade of graphite, where as the 9H is the hardest pencil, producing the lightest shade. Artists tend to use the medium to soft sketching pencils, often sketching the initial drawing with a B or 2B pencil. Hard graphite pencils are best for technical drawing as they can be sharpened to a finer point for precision.
If you want another way to easily blend graphite pencils, then you may be interested in the water-soluble graphite range by Derwent. Choose from individual Derwent Watersoluble Sketching Pencils or Derwent Graphitint Pencils if you want a bit of colour. Graphitint pencils consist of 24 subtle coloured graphite pencils from soft greys, blues and greens to russets, plums and browns. Use them dry to give a small tint of colour to your sketch or add water to make the colour become more vibrant.
Derwent Charcoal Pencils
Charcoal was one of the earliest drawing materials ever used and is still extremely popular today. Derwent Charcoal Pencils are made from natural charcoal particles mixed with the finest clays and encased in cedar wood barrels. These high-quality artists pencils come in a light, medium and dark shade, to produce a wide tonal range from the lightest of greys to the deepest of blacks. Charcoal pencils are great for achieving fine detail. If you are looking to cover large areas with charcoal, then look at the Derwent Compressed Charcoal Blocks.
If you want to add a hint of colour to your charcoal drawings, use Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils. Available in 21 single colours and tins of 12 or 24.
Derwent Watersoluble Pencils
Watercolour pencils give you the control of a pencil with the beauty of watercolour. You can use them dry like a colouring pencil or add water to create watercolour effects. Derwent Watercolour Pencils are soft and full of pigment, allowing colour to easily transfer to the paper to produce a variety of effects from bold, vibrant drawings to delicate watercolour washes. They come in tins of 12, 24, 36 and 72 water-soluble colour pencils and beautiful wooden boxes of 24, 48 or 72 colours.
Derwent also do a range of Inktense Pencils and Inktense Blocks. With the qualities of pen and ink, the colours are strong, vibrant and translucent. You can use them as they are or with water to blend the colours and create a more ink-like effect. Inktense pencils can be used to add fine detail. They come in 71 single colours and sets. There is also a non-soluble outliner pencil which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent. The Inktense Blocks are available in 24 colours and are perfect for creating broad strokes of colour.
In recent years, Derwent have introduced paint pens and fineliners. Derwent Paint Pens have a water-based ink that is lightfast and permanent once dry and have a 0.5mm fine nib. They come in 20 vivid, opaque colours and can be blended when wet and layered when dry. You can use them on most surfaces, including paper, card, sketchbooks, fabric, canvas, wood, porcelain and glass.
Derwent Line Maker Pens are high quality fineliners. They come in nib sizes ranging from a super-fine 0.05 to a bold 0.8 and different colours. Perfect for drawing, graphic design and writing.