Derwent Artists Coloured Pencil Review

To find out more about Derwent as a company, you can click on the links and either read my own personal review on the company or check out Derwent's own web site. In this post I am going to review the first ever coloured pencil set that I purchased for myself. At the time, I only really knew about Prismacolour, due to the fact I had been watching so many videos on YouTube about drawing, the vast majority of which were American artists.

Iron Maiden Book Of Souls Eddie

Ordinarily when I draw something new, I simply add it to my gallery and write a small blurb underneath it, however, for the first time, I am actually really pleased with the way this drawing has turned out, and so have added it to my blog.

Derwent Coloursoft

This review centres around the beautiful Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencil, however, before we jump right into the review of the actual pencil, lets talk a little bit about the company. I think it is important to know a little bit of the background surrounding the pencils, we all come from somewhere and the same is true of our favourite products. 

Derwent Artists Black And White

As you may or may not be aware, I have just returned from my holidays in the beautiful Lake District. We don't live too far from the Lakes and we have been going there on holiday for the past 15 years. We normally stay in a little town called Keswick and Keswick just happens to also be the home of one of my favourite coloured pencil manufactures, Derwent. Their world famous pencil museum is located in Keswick along with a shop where you can purchase anything you desire from their extensive range.

Derwent Studio Colored Pencils

I've got to say, when looking about the internet; apart from the obvious places, i.e. the Derwent web site, there is not a lot of reviews or information about the Derwent Studio colored pencils, so I had to purchase them and put them through their paces. I will say this, my mind changed a few times about these pencils whilst reviewing them and actually using them. However, I am sure you are happy to learn that I have finally concluded a decision, a decision I will explain to you in this review. 

Derwent Graphitint

My review today focuses on the popular Derwent Graphitint range, the range is relatively small in numbers, however the colours are to die for and unsurpassed by many other watersoluable pencils on the market; but are they worth the investment? are you likely to use them on a painting and are they a quality product? lets find out. 

Unison Colour Pastels

For as long as fallen in love, metaphorically speaking, with art, one medium I've always admired has been pastels. I understand that some of us find them to be messy and some artists can't stand the texture of the pastel on their hands, never the less, in the right hands, the results from a pastel artist can be breathtaking.

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

In the year or so that I have been passionate about art and coloured pencils in particular, I have always known the name Spectrum Noir, especially living here in the North East of England, as the lady who founded the company is from here. Never the less, for some reason, I mainly associated the pencils and markers with Crafters and the amazing work they do.

12 Coloured Pencil Techniques By Cindy Wider

Whether we are new to a hobby or passion, whatever it may be, or been around for a while, it is always beneficial to get a professional in that area to gently guide you through the mine field that can sometimes ensue. Or, in the case of the professional, getting a fresh perspective from another fellow professional can also only be a good thing.

Getting Started With Colored Pencils

So this is the beginning of my new blog, my new blog were I talk about and review primarily coloured pencils but also many other tools and mixed media such as Pastels, Watercolour, the various papers, erasers, sharpeners etc.