Derwent Sketching Pencils Derwent Sketching Pencils
Derwent Sketching Pencil is made from a softer graphite than the Graphic range and is perfect for free flowing, quick sketching.
  • 3 Versatile degrees
  • Wide, soft graphite core sweeps smoothly across the paper for a fast, even lay down of tone but is equally suitable for more detailed work
  • Derwent Sketching is available in three versatile degrees which blend together beautifully, creating subtle variations in tone and mood
Derwent's Linda Stevens' Top Tips
  • Use the pencils on their side to create a softer coverage. The Sketching Pencils have a fatter core so are ideal for this.
  • Initially use your pencil lightly then press harder to create a light to dark tone.
  • Scrape pencil findings onto your paper using a sandpaper block. Rub over with your finger or paper stump to create a smoky effect.
  • You can also use a sandpaper block for shaping the tip of your pencil.
  • Try crosshatching; this builds up tone for shadows.
  • Lay a block of graphite down on the paper, scrape out a required design and then overlay with a darker pencil.
  • Touch the tip of the pencil lightly to paper and then drag it down so you produce thick and thin marks on your paper.
  • Try using your pencils on different paper surfaces for different results.
  • Using a battery eraser you can create the white of an eye by gently lifting the laid down pencil.
  • Graphite is especially easy to remove if highlighting is required