Graphite Pencils & Crayons

  • All artists will at some point need a decent set of sketching pencils
  • Graphite pencils come in lots of grades from harder leads that give a grey line to soft, smudgy leads which give darker black lines
  • Try Carbon pencils which have a little ink or blacklead in the mix to give a darker black
  • Graphite sticks provide less wastage and the ability to use on their sides to cover larger areas.

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Staedtler Mars Lumograph Black

Staedtler Mars Lumograph BlackThe Mars Lumograph Black contains a high proportion of Carbon which gives a deep, matt, jet black lines.  Available in 4 degrees with a nice thick lead diameter.  

Staedtler Tradition Graphite Pencils

Staedtler Tradition Graphite Pencils

Staedtler Tradition are a high quality pencil perfect for writing, drawing and sketching. The 2mm core comes in 12 grades and is incredibly break-resistant due to a special lead formulation which is super bonded. The barrel is hexagonal for ease of grip and is made from certified, sustainably managed forests.

Derwent Graphic Pencils

Derwent Graphic Pencils
All sketchers will need some graphite pencils and the Derwent Graphic range, with it's 20 grades, will have something for every artist.

Derwent Sketching Pencils

Derwent Sketching Pencils
Derwent Sketching are a wonderful choice for freestyle sketches and bold line drawings, allowing complete and spontaneous freedom of expression.

Derwent Onyx Pencils

Derwent Onyx Pencils
The Derwent Onyx Pencil is made from smooth dark graphite and allows you to instantly create dense rich jet-black tones, even darker than a Graphic 9B.

Derwent Graphitint Pencils

Derwent Graphitint Pencils

Simply add a little water to your Graphitint sketch and a hint of colour in your sketch becomes a rich, vibrant colour.

Caran D'Ache Grafwood Graphite Pencil

Caran D'Ache Grafwood Graphite PencilGet the most out of shades of black with the pure graphite of the Caran D'Ache Grafwood range.  Grafwood pencils give a beautiful, velvety finish to your sketching and a balanced, weighty feel in the hand.  A robust pencil with the quality to produce great subtlety of line and texture.

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 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

Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencils

Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite PencilsThe Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencils are premium graphite pencil for sketching and drawing. The range comes in 20 degrees allowing for a wide range of expression. Especially break resistant thanks to super bonded lead.

Now in 9H, 8H, 7H, 9B, 10B, 11B & 12B

Staedtler Mars Ergosoft Graphite Pencils

Staedtler Mars Ergosoft Graphite PencilsThe Mars Ergosoft Graphite Pencils have the same premium graphite core as the Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils but with an ergonomic triangular design for comfort. The 2mm leads are break resistant having been manufactured with Staedtler's special lead formulation and super bonding techniques and the barrel has a unique non slip surface.

Faber Castell 9000 Graphite Pencil

Faber Castell 9000 Graphite Pencil
The Faber Castell 9000 Black Lead Graphite Pencil range is a top quality graphite sketching pencil, available in 16 degrees with the Faber's special break reistant bonding.

Faber Castell Grip 2001 Graphite Pencils

Faber Castell Grip 2001 Graphite PencilsThe massively popular Faber Castell Grip 2001 Graphite Pencils have a non slip grip zone and are ergonomically shaped for maximum comfort. Available in 5 grades and also comes in a jumbo size.

Faber Castell Pitt Graphite Crayons

Faber Castell Pitt Graphite CrayonsFaber Castell Pitt Graphite Crayons are sticks of solid graphite which are perfect for shading larger areas or, because of the pencil shape (which can be sharpened) they can also be used for detailed work.  In 4 lovely, soft, smudgy grades.

Design by Bruynzeel Sakura - Graphite Pencils

Design by Bruynzeel Sakura - Graphite PencilsDesign by Bruynzeel Sakura - Graphite Pencils are made for use in art, design, sketching and illustration work as well as technical drawing. Excellent transference and available in 12 grades to suit everyone.

Tombow Mono 100 Graphite Pencils

Tombow Mono 100 Graphite Pencils
The Tombow Mono 100 Graphite Pencils are lovely artists' quality graphite pencils.
The range boasts a soft touch when writing or drawing, unbreakable, high density graphite leads and a superb point finish. They also have a dark, high quality lead for better contrasts.

Koh I Noor Graphite 1500/1680 Pencils

Koh I Noor Graphite 1500/1680 PencilsThe Koh I Noor 1500 / 1680 Graphite Pencil ranges are ideal for drawing and sketching with high opacity and lightfastness, clean erasing and are strong and durable. 

Conté à Paris Graphite Pencils

Conté à Paris Graphite  Pencils

Conte produce several graphite ranges that will suit all kinds of sketching and design work - High quality artists' Graphite Pencils and Sticks and a dense, black soft graphite range called Pierre Noire.

Lyra Graphite Pencils

Lyra Graphite PencilsLyra offers several ranges of high quality, artists' graphite pencils.  Including the Lyra Rembrandt Art Design Pencils, Lyra Titan Graphite Sticks and the flat Lyra 874 Sketching Pencils.  These pencils are ideal for all art, sketching and designing.

Lyra Graphite Crayons

Lyra Graphite Crayons
Lyra Graphite Crayons are chunky, hexagonal sticks of solid graphite 12mm in diameter. Ideal for drawing and sketching, especially for people who find a larger grip more comfortable to use.  Both watersoluble and non-watersoluble versions are available in 2B, 6B and 9B.

Lyra Ferby & Super Ferby Graphite Pencils

Lyra Ferby & Super Ferby Graphite PencilsThe Lyra Ferby Graphite Pencils and Super Ferby Graphite pencils are wonderful for sketching and drawing.  With their triangular, ergonomically designed shape they are easy to grip.  With a lovely soft, 6.2mm broad graphite core they produce a soft, deep black line and are great for large area shading as well as more pointed detailed work.

Wolff's Carbon Pencils

Wolff's Carbon Pencils

One of those hard to find pencils that has an army of devoted fans! The Wolff's Carbon Pencil has a great depth and a nice smooth finish and gives a 'deeper than 9B' black line.

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Wolff's Graphite Pencils

Wolff's Graphite Pencils

Wolff's Graphite Pencils are high quality, artist's grade pencils.  Available here in their 'Sketch Set' mixed tin of pencils and accessories.