With a proud heritage dating back to 1832, we have been creating pencils in the Lake District, UK, since 1916 and the first Derwent colour pencil was introduced in 1938. Our Pencil Museum still stands on the site of our original factory in Keswick. Derwent has continued to be proud of its Cumbrian roots and in 2008 a purpose-built factory was opened in Lillyhall.
With over 150 years of know-how packed into every pencil and art tool, our creative and scientific minds never cease in their quest for new ideas. Obsessing over the highest quality of materials and forever creating an ever evolving and exceptional range to meet the requirements of every artist. We will keep pushing our boundaries so that artists can keep pushing theirs.
Derwent s Blender & Burnisher are versatile tools for subtle or intense color pencil effects. The burnisher is a hard, colorless pencil used to create a polished finish on top of existing layers of color. The blender is a soft, colorless pencil used to mix and blend colors together to create rich and vivid tones. They may be used individually or together. The Blender & Burnisher Tub includes 36 of each style and the Blender & Burnisher Set includes two of each style plus a sharpener and an eraser.
Coloursoft fine art pencils deliver a smooth creamy laydown and offer superior blending and layering without bloom. Their thick 4mm leads offer plenty of useable color and hold a point without breaking. They are offered in a variety of sets to meet artists specific needs; from basic to comprehensive color collections. 6-Pencil Skintones Tin Set : Cream, blush pink, pink, ochre, dark terracotta and brown earth.
With the beauty of soft pastels and the convenience of pencils, these are true pastels, with a soft, powdery texture and a smooth, velvety finish enclosed in high quality wood casings for maximum lead protection and control. The pure, lightfast formulation allows for quick transfer of color to paper and superior blending. The 4mm core is ideal for detailed work and the end of the casing is color coded for easy color selection.