Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils manage to bring all the dramatic beauty of charcoal drawing but with a subtle colouration. They can be used for traditional heavy lay down of colour sharpened for more detailed drawing. The 4mm core is smudgable and blendable with finger or paper stump. . In short the pencils give all the traditional qualities of charcoal but with much less mess!
Available in 21 colours and three grades of charcoal
The Derwent Charcoal Pencil
- The Derwent Charcoal pencil is the one to choose if you are looking for the traditional effect of charcoal with a little more control and a little less mess
- Charcoal particles are mixed with the finest clays and encased in wood to produce a rich, smoothly textured pencil
- Use Charcoal Pencils on top of other colours to add darker tones for shadows
- Use a Derwent Blender, a paper stump, or a finger to blend and create different effects of light and shadow
The Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencil
- The Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencil combines the rich, expressive qualities of charcoal with a gentle hint of colour
- Small amounts of pigment are mixed with charcoal and clay to produce charcoal with just a hint of colour
- Easy to blend with finger, Blender Pencil or paper stump
- Naturally watersoluble to create washes and other effects
- Darker tones can be added using the point of the pencil
- Use a fine eraser or putty eraser to lift highlights
These easy to use pencils offer drama and subtlety in one drawing tool. They enable you to produce a wide variety of creative effects, from rich, deep tones to a translucent-like mist, adding an imaginative twist to any charcoal drawing.
Lightfastness is based on the Blue Wool scale, where 8 is the highest rating. Here denoted by the value in brackets ie (BW6).
Values of BW6 and above are considered to be lightfast.