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Drawing Pencils

The best drawing pencils are an essential companion to any artist’s studio, builder’s workroom or student’s pencil case. Our huge range of quality drawing pencils from leading brands like Derwent, Faber-Castell and Jasart has the perfect pencil for your creative needs. Grab yourself an affordable drawing pencil set, perfect for all experience levels, or finish off your project with the colour you need from our range of supplies.

 

Winsor & Newton Sketching Art Box

Pencils

NOW $96.25

Winsor & Newton Sketching Art Box is the perfect set for budding and skilled artists alike, so whether you’re an experienced artist creating your next masterpiece or experimenting with sketching and charcoal for the first time, this would make the perfect gift!
This Sketching Art Box contains a wide array of tools that will allow you to experiment with different types of shading effects and techniques. The compact size of the box makes it easy to transport, so you can sketch on the go and store the tools away easily when not in use.
• 12 x Crayons
• 1 x Pencil Sharpener
• 2 x Paper Stumps
• 1 x Tortillon
• 1 x Sandpaper block
• 2 x Graphix Woodless Pencils (2B and 6B)
• 1 x Pencil
• 1 x Pack of Willow Charcoal (approximately 3 sticks)
• 1 x A6 Spiral Bound Sketchbook
• 1 x Putty Rubber

 

Derwent Coloursoft Pencil Tins

Pencils

FROM $44.95

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are renowned for their soft velvety strip, rich vibrant colours and quality craftsmanship. Featuring a round 8mm diameter barrel and a 4mm wide strip and are the king of pencils’ softest colour range.

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are specially chosen for their richness and versatility. They are ideal for a quick application of bold colour, allowing you to build up colour quickly and effectively. They are available for purchase singularly or in packs. Purchase in a tin case or a beautifully crafted wooden box to protect your special investment.

  • Rich, vibrant colour
  • Builds colour quickly and effectively
  • Lightfast-tested and acid-free
  • Easy to grip for a range of drawing styles
  • Good for blending and mixing colour

If you’re an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, contemporary landscape artist or you enjoy still-life drawings, you’ll love Derwent Coloursoft Pencils. Great for students, amateurs, professionals and hobby artists they are made with the latest technology which measures the lightfast levels of every pencil. Try them out with our step-by-step guide to drawing comics.

 

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

Pencils

ONLY $5.50

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are renowned for their soft velvety strip, rich vibrant colours and quality craftsmanship. Featuring a round 8mm diameter barrel and a 4mm wide strip, they come in 72 striking colours and are the king of pencils’ softest colour range.

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils are specially chosen for their richness and versatility. They are ideal for a quick application of bold colour, allowing you to build up colour quickly and effectively. They are available for purchase singularly or in packs. Purchase in a tin case or a beautifully crafted wooden box to protect your special investment.

  • Rich, vibrant colour
  • Builds colour quickly and effectively
  • Lightfast-tested and acid-free
  • Easy to grip for a range of drawing styles
  • Good for blending and mixing colour

If you’re an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, contemporary landscape artist or you enjoy still-life drawings, you’ll love Derwent Coloursoft Pencils. Great for students, amateurs, professional and hobby artists they are made with the latest technology which measures the lightfast levels of every pencil. Try them out with our step-by-step guide to drawing comics.

 

Derwent Procolour Pencil Tin Sets

Pencils

FROM $39.95

Derwent Procolour Pencils are strong coloured pencils with a highly pigmented colour laydown. Their fine strong point makes them ideal for fine detail work as well as broad colour laydown.

You can layer the colours as well as blend them using artist accessories like blending pens and stumps. The range of colours in the Derwent Procolour Pencil range are vibrant and apply beautifully to a variety of artist papers.

 

Reeves Sketching Pencil Set

Pencils

ONLY $27.95

Reeves Sketching Pencils feature high-quality graphite leads and are ideal for artistic drawing and sketching.

The wide range of lead softness provides you with a huge array of different shading effects and techniques.

The strong leads will not easily break when sharpened and last longer under heavy marking and drawing pressure.

 

Derwent Sketching Collection Tin Sets

Pencils

FROM $44.95

Derwent Sketching Mixed Media Pencil Sets are ideal for all types of drawing projects.

Derwent Sketching Mixed Media Tin of 12 contains:

  • 3 x Watersoluble Sketch Pencils
  • 1 x Charcoal Pencil
  • 1 x Drawing Pencil
  • 1 x Pastel Pencil
  • 3 x Natural Graphite Sticks
  • 3 x Compressed Charcoal Sticks

Derwent Sketching Mixed Media Tin of 24 contains: 

  • 3x Watersoluble Sketch Pencils
  • 1 x Watersoluble Graphite Pencil
  • 5 x Charcoal Pencils
  • 2 x Drawing Pencils
  • 3 x Pastel Pencils
  • 4 x Natural Graphite Sticks
  • 4 x Compressed Charcoal Sticks
  • 1 x Kneadable Eraser
  • 1 x Sharpener
 

Jasart Premium Colour Pencil Sets

Pencils

NOW $49.50

These Premium Colour Pencils have extra smooth brilliant colours with soft, break resistant leads. The Jasart Premium colour pencil offers excellent colour laydown and are non-toxic & acid free.

Ideal for students, artists and hobbyists.

 

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencil Tins

Pencils

FROM $37.45

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights & transitions. Their 3.8mm leads are break-resistant, water-resistant and smudgeproof, while still providing sharp, fine lines and permanent, rich colour. Perfect for drawing, sketching and colouring in.

 

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil Tins

Pencils

FROM $43.95

Faber-Castell's Pitt Pastel Pencils are very suitable for lines, shading, and delicate color transitions, and also for extended areas. Use them for sketches, studies, portraits, still-life and landscape drawings. They give a smooth flow of color without being used up too rapidly. Colours are rich in pigment, allowing dense shading. Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils do not change on fixing or exposure to light.
Wood-cased Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils do not dirty the fingers, and the leads are free of oils. They can easily be wiped to merge areas of colours, which means that they must then be fixed to protect the drawing. Pencils are pre-sharpened. Individual light fastness ratings are printed on each pencil's casing.

 

Derwent Watercolour Pencils Assorted Wooden Box 72

Pencils

NOW $328.25

The full range of Derwent Watercolour pencils in a wooden box. Great gift idea or addition to your workspace or studio. Highly pigmented pencils, can be used dry or wet, by adding water for watercolour effects. Not permanent when dry and can be reactivated.

 

Reeves Colour Pencils Wooden Box Set 33

Pencils

ONLY $59.95

The Reeves Colour Pencils Wooden Box Set is an ideal gift or beginner set. The set contains high quality pencils, paper pad, eraser & sharpener.
Reeves pencils have high quality leads with a smooth colour laydown and are made with superior pigments for a combination of drawing & blending.

Contains:
• 30 x Reeves Colour Pencils (assorted colours)
• 1 x Reeves Colour Pencil Pad 180gsm (10 sheets)
• 1 x Eraser
• 1 x Pencil Sharpener

 

Reeves Watercolour Pencils Wooden Box Set 33

Pencils

ONLY $59.95

Reeves Wooden Box Watercolour Pencil Set is an ideal gift or beginner set.

Reeves pencils have high quality leads with a smooth colour laydown. Superior pigments for a combination of drawing & blending.

Contains:
• 30 x Reeves Watercolour Pencils (assorted colours)
• 1 x Reeves Watercolour Pencil Pad 180gsm (10 sheets)
• 1 x Eraser
• 1 x Pencil Sharpener

FAQs about Drawing Pencils

- A sharpener.
- An eraser.
- A pencil case or box.
- A ruler.
- Plenty of spare paper

- Hold your pencil correctly, supported by the middle finger, and gripped between your thumb and first finger.
- Use light pressure. This will help to create fine lines.
- Keep the tip sharpened. A dull lead is more difficult to control.
- Be careful not to drop them as the core can be easily broken.

 

- They’re relatively easy to control.
- Come in a variety of colours.
- They’re affordable.
- Easily taken anywhere with you.
- Don't require batteries or electricity.

 

The main difference between them is the hardness of the lead. HB has a harder lead and is better for writing, while 2B has a softer lead and is better for drawing. 4B and 6B are the softest leads available and are best for artists who want to create deep, dark lines.

What are the main types of drawing pencils?

Dive into our selection, from graphite, pastel, charcoal or coloured wax- and -oil-based pigments — all offering different effects and all available at Discount Art N Craft Warehouse.

The humble graphite pencil is the most versatile and well-known option. Keep one nearby to take down measurements on the go or sketch a detailed illustration when inspiration strikes.

Coloured pencils and pastel pencils are popular with all ages. Both are ideal for beginners to experiment with blending and shading, as they are easy to control and make minimal mess.

Sketching pencils are the best drawing pencils for creating shapes, intricate lines and tracing. Keep the thin graphite core sharpened for ultimate fine-line precision. Take your sketching one step further with charcoal pencils to add depth to deep blacks and softness to light grey hues.

Our range of quality art supplies are affordable and accessible to professional artists and beginners. Discover a drawing pencil set for your skill level online today.