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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.


Jasart Sketching Wooden Box


NOW $23.85

The Jasart Sketching Wooden Art Box Set 22 is a fabulous choice for beginner artists or hobbyists, with everything you need to get sketching.

This set includes:
• 6 Pencil Sticks
• 4 Sketching Pencils
• 3 Charcoal Pencils
• 3 Charcoal Sticks
• 2 Paper Stumps
• 1 Sharpener
• 1 Kneadable Eraser
• 1 White Eraser
• 1 Sandpaper


Jasart Studio Colour Pencil Tins


FROM $27.00

Jasart Studio Colour Pencil Tins feature studio-quality coloured pencils that offer extra smooth brilliant colours. With leads that are soft and break-resistant, Jasart Studio Colour Pencils are non-toxic and acid-free, ideal for both students and artists.


Derwent Graphic Pencil Sets


NOW $24.20

Derwent Graphic Pencils are finely textured graphite pencils for professional and fine artists. Great for different drawing techniques using the harder degree pencils for more detailed work, and softer pencils for shading and covering paper. Derwent Graphic Pencils are blendable to create layers and numerous grayscale shades.

Derwent Graphic Pencil set contains: 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H


Jasart Graphite Sketch Pencil Sets


FROM $16.25

Jasart Graphite Sketch Pencils are made with a high-quality wooden barrel that fully bonds to the lead so that it can be sharpened smoothly and prevents breakage.

Tin of 6 contains: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 7B, 8B.
Tin of 12 contains: 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B.


Jasart Essential Sketching Set


ONLY $10.95

Jasart Sketching Essential Set is the ideal set for hobbyists and students looking to practice their sketching skills and techniques.

Set includes:
• 12 Sketching Pencils
• 1 Sketch Book 3" x 5"
• 1 Eraser
• 1 Sharpener


STAEDTLER Mars Technico Clutch Pencil


FROM $21.90

The Staedtler Mars Technico Clutch Pencil is a quality 2mm mechanical pencil, ideal for drawing sketching and writing.

The Staedtler Mars Technico Clutch Pencil is availabe in two grades:

Professional #780 featuring a steel with metal clip push button grip zone and an intergrated sharpener in the push-button

Student #788 featuring an economical plastic barrel with metal clip

Image shows #780 Professional


Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Pencils


ONLY $3.10

Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Pencils produce brilliant watercolour effects and contain high quality pigments. These colour pencils are easy to blend when wet and permanent when dry. Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Pencils have a smooth colour laydown and a vibrant colour range. Ideal for mixed media, fine detail on watercolour paintings, colouring in and for sketches when travelling.


Prismacolor Colour Pencils


ONLY $2.45

Prismacolor Colour Pencils feature a thick, soft core constructed from the brightest light-resistant pigments. The result? A smooth, rich laydown and vibrant colour saturation - perfect for artists' of all levels.
For a more smooth, blended look, the Prismacolor Colorless Blender uses a special formula to soften hard edges & to lighten or blend.

Prismacolor Colour Pencils are break-resistant (manual sharpening is recommended), slow to wear and waterproof.

Prismacolor Colour Pencil Sets are also available.


Jasart Basic Drawing Set


ONLY $6.50

The Jasart Basic Drawing Set is the perfect set for hobbyists and students, with everything you need to get drawing.

This set of 9 includes:
3 Sketching Pencils (2B, 4B and 6B)
2 Charcoal Sticks
1 Sharpener
1 Kneadable Eraser
1 White Eraser
1 Paper Stump


Pentel Arts Watercolour Pencil Set


NOW $16.95

This Watercolour Pencil Set with Aquash brush from Pentel is perfect for getting started with watercolour artwork.

• Set of 24 pre-sharpened wood-cased watercolour pencils
• Brilliant colours that apply smoothly and blend easily for achieving subtle shades, tint, and colour mixtures in your artwork
• Non-roll hexagonal barrel shape for comfort and convenience
• Lead is glued to wood making it strong and break resistant
• Works best on most paper surfaces, including cotton and wood
• Use the Aquash water brush over your drawing to blend colours beautifully and create watercolour-like effects in your art


Jasart Sketch Art Set


ONLY $49.95

Spark your artistic imagination with this Jasart Sketch Art Set, with everything you need to get creative!

Jasart Sketching Art Set of 78 includes:
• 24 x Colour Pencils
• 12 x Sketching Pencils
• 12 x Oil Pastels
• 6 x Graphite Sticks
• 4 x Willow Charcoal
• 4 x Pastel Sticks
• 4 x Blending Stump
• 3 x Charcoal Pencils
• 3 x Charcoal Sticks
• 1 x Sketch Pad 9" x 12"
• 1 x Sandpaper Block
• 1 x Kneadable Eraser
• 1 x Rubber Eraser
• 1 x Sharpener
• 1 x Hard Storage Case


Derwent Lightfast Wooden Box Set 100


NOW $539.00

Derwent Lightfast Wooden Box contains 100 superior, 100% lightfast pencils – won’t fade for up to 100 years!

• 100% lightfast, all colours are superior quality and comply with ASTM D6901 and Blue Wool Scale ISO 105
• Revolutionary oil-based core creates a buttery, velvety texture allowing colours to mix and blend
• Rich, vibrant colours that deliver a rapid and opaque laydown
• Colours can be mixed on the page to create a paint-like effect
• Strong point for detailed drawing and layering techniques
• Set contains 100 Lightfast pencils in a wooden box

• Colour Palette: Sun Yellow, Scarlet, Salmon, Violet, Mid Ultramarine, Mallard Green, Brown Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Sandstone, Natural Brown, Black, White, Champagne, Heather, Blue Violet, Dark Turquoise, Racing Green, Seaweed, Wheat, Venetian Red, Ruby Earth, Chocolate, Van Dyke Brown, Mist, Pale Peach, Oyster, Nightshade, Arctic, Spruce Green, Forest, Olive Earth, Sienna, Sepia (Red), Warm Grey, Cloud Grey, Midnight Black, Derwent Red, Mars Violet, Denim, Ocean Blue (Dark), Light Aqua, Grass Green, Light Bronze, Mars Orange, Fossil Grey, Moonstone, Platinum, Mars Black, Banana, Mustard, Amber Gold, Flame, Strawberry, Cherry Red, Merlot, Dusky Pink, Deep Rose, Purple, Wild Lavender, Deep Blue, Sapphire, Mid Blue (70%), Midnight Blue, Dark Indigo, Turquoise Green, Vivid Green, Pine, Grass Green (70%), Foliage, Persian Orange, Burnt Sienna, Granite, Yellow, Gold, Golden Sun, Apricot, Dark Honey, Dark Orange, Autumn Red, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Magenta, Bordeaux, Mid Blue, Midnight Blue (70%), Dark Cyan, Ocean Blue, Pacific Blue, Peridot (Blue), Basil, Peridot (Yellow), Green Earth, Mountain Green, Ivy, Lichen Green, Warm Earth, Autumn Brown, Raisin, Taupe and Cool Grey

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.