New Derwent Pastel Pencils June 15, 2010

Derwent have just re-launched its Pastel Pencil range with a contemporary new look, softer texture and rejuvenated range of colours. The new softer texture means improved performance. The pencil glides across the surface of the paper, transferring the colour with a velvety touch, that produces a smooth and full bodied powdery finish.

They’ve made it easier to move colour around your drawing, especially with the help of a paper stump, if you want to keep your fingers clean! The range of Pastel Pencils have been reduced from 90 to 72 shades. This reflects the fact that the vibrant and intense colours blend more easily to create an infinite number of hues and tints.

Sharpening Pastel Pencils

In addition the new pencils sharpen much more easily so you can enjoy the best of both worlds; the beauty of pastels with the precision of a pencil. It’s worth remembering that you should use a sharpener specifically designed for sharpening pastel pencils as by their very nature, they are more abrasive and will blunt a standard sharpener within a couple of uses. If you want to know more about sharpening your pencils click here Sharpening pencils

If the environment is important to you, you’ll be pleased to know that the barrel coating on the pencils uses Derwents’ environmentally friendly water-based paint. Which is less harmful to the environment.

The Pastel Pencil range is presented in protective metal tin cases, which have the exclusive new drawing from artist Paul Finn on the front. Speaking about the commission Paul commented:

“Derwent’s new Pastel Pencils are a major improvement on their previous range. The same intense, vivid pigments have been retained, with a much improved binding agent that allows multiple layering, including adding darker layers over light ones. These new and unique pastel pencils also allow me to produce finer, more detailed drawings than with any other pastel pencils I have tried.”

Here’s what the new tins look like:

Pastel Pencils are available in tins of 12, 24, 36 and 72. Our new stock has just arrived and we are running some great special offers to tempt you. To enjoy 25% off the new range click here New Derwent Pastel Pencils Special Offers







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