Austrian based Cretacolor offer an excellent range of high quality pencils, pastels, leads, artists powders and accessories. The products reflect the expertise gathered over years of experience and score with high colour intensity, rich colour laydown and superior lightfastness.

Among their many pencils Cretacolor offer one of the nicest pastel pencil ranges around.  With 72 beautiful colours and an especially soft, blendable core they are a favourite among pastel artists.  We also have the newer Karmina and Marino ranges as well as the excellent graphite ranges Cleos and Monolith.

Cretacolor Pastel Pencils

Cretacolor Pastel PencilsPrecise and exact - Cretacolor Pastel Pencils come in 72 colours which can be smudged and mixed together to create a huge range of tints and the pencils can be sharpened to a point for more detailed work.  Beautiful, smooth, soft pastel pencils!

Cretacolor Sketching Pencils

Cretacolor Sketching PencilsCretacolor offer a really interesting range of sketching pencils.  With oil based and dry pencils in blacks, whites, sanguines and sepias, there is everything here any sketcher or portraiturist could need.

Cretacolor Aquamonolith

Cretacolor Aquamonolith

The Aquamonolith is a pencil made from solid water solublecolour encased in super thin lacquer . This versatile woodless pencil can beused to lay down colour over a large area or sharpened to a point for detailedwork. This means there is virtually no waste at all as the whole of the 7mmstick can be used. The monolith can also be shaved and dissolved to makewatercolour paint. Available in 72 vibrant colurs.

Cretacolor Monolith Graphite Sticks

Cretacolor Monolith Graphite SticksThe Cretacolor Monolith Graphite is a stick of pure graphite protected by a thin laquer coating (to minimise mess). Broad or fine strokes can be applied with equal ease. These graphite sticks can be sharpened with a regular sharpener

Cretacolor Cleos Graphite Pencils

Cretacolor Cleos Graphite PencilsThe Cretacolor Cleos Graphite Pencil is great for all types of art and design.  This fantastic graphite pencil comes in 20 degrees to allow for a wide variety of light and shade in your sketching.

Cretacolor Karmina Fine Art Colour Pencils

Cretacolor Karmina Fine Art Colour PencilsThe Cretacolor Karmina Pencils are a range of water resistant pencils in intense and vibrant colours with a soft rich stroke. These pencils can be mixed by layering over different colours.

Cretacolor Marino Fine Art Watercolour Pencils

Cretacolor Marino Fine Art Watercolour PencilsCretacolor Marino Watercolour Pencils are fine art quality pencils in brilliant colours with a soft core giving a rich stroke. Colours can be mixed with one another by adding water to achieve smooth contours and colour transitions.

Cretacolor 5.6mm Leads & Accessories

Cretacolor 5.6mm Leads & Accessories
Cretacolor 5.6mm Leads are a range solid leads which used with a holder are ideal for sketching and drawing.  Cretacolor leads are available in oil based and non oil based and in various degress of traditional sketching colours such as sanguine and sepia as well as graphite.  We also have the popular lead holders and lead sharpening boards.

Cretacolor Pastel Carres

Cretacolor Pastel CarresThese unburnt, square shaped hard pastels from Cretacolor guarantee brilliant colours due to their high pigmentation and exceptional lightfastness. They produce a velvety, oil free stroke.

Cretacolor Artists' Powders

Cretacolor Artists' Powders

Cretacolor Artists' Powders are especially suitable for large surface drawing and 3-dimensional work.  They can be mixed with water or a binding agent and come in Sanguine, Sepia, Charcoal and Graphite.

Cretacolor Pencil Accessories

Cretacolor Pencil Accessories

Cretacolor offer a nice range of accessroies to complement any artists' pencil collection.  We have selected some of our very favourites such as the metal caps to protect the end of your pencil and the ever popular Cretacolor Monolith Pencil holder, a sleek and elegant looking pencil extender, among others.