Wooden Boxes & Large Tins of Pencils

There is nothing more exciting to a pencil geek than opening a beautiful presentation wooden box or large tin of their favourite pencils.  Sumptuously laid out in colour order they quicken the pulse of all pencil artists!  Treat the artist in your life this Christmas.

Pastel Pencils

Pastel PencilsSoft pastel cores encased in wood.  Ideal for detailing and fine work.  Use a myriad of blending techniques to create all kinds of lovely finishes.  Versatile and great fun to use, with rich, bright colours and none of the mess of traditional pastels.

Watercolour Pencils

Watercolour PencilsVersatile pencils that can be used dry or with a little water to create washes and other effects.  NEVER dip watersoluble pencils in water, add the water to the page or use the pencils on wetted paper.  Try watersoluble wax crayons like Caran D'Ache Neocolor for variation of technique.

Colour pencils

Colour pencilsChoose from thin, precise leads to wide, soft, smudgy leads.  Try different techniques to blend and burnish your drawing to perfection
Choose colour pencils from different ranges then experiment with them, all colour pencils are made slightly differently so you need to try a few to find your favourites.  Colour pencils don't dissolve in water and don't require any fixing

Graphite Pencils

Graphite PencilsAll 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.