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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.


Micador Colourush Pencil Sets


FROM $10.15

Micador Colourush Pencil Sets have bold pigments with 4mm colour strip which enables colours to lay down faster. Colour pencils are fully bonded for increased break resistance.

They are non-toxic and acid free, so are suitable for children.

Made with FSC® 100% certified wood.


Derwent Charcoal Pencil Set of 6


NOW $26.95

Great for sketching, the Derwent Charcoal Pencils provide excellent drawing control, ideal for rich, dramatic drawings. Encased in wood which results in less mess, has a round 8mm barrel with a wide 4m core. 

Derwent Charcoal Pencil Set of 6 contains: 1 x light, 2 x medium, 2 x dark, 1 x white charcoal pencils and a sharpener. 


Jasart Studio Jumbo Colour Pencil Sets


FROM $27.85

Jasart Studio Jumbo Colour Pencil Sets feature studio-quality colour pencils with extra thick 5.0mm lead. The soft break-resistant lead is fully bonded to the quality wood barrel to prevent breakage and allow smooth sharpening.

Jasart Studio Jumbo Colour Pencils are break non-toxic and acid-free.


Jasart Studio Ocean Coloured Pencil Set


NOW $10.25

Draw waves of colour with the Jasart Studio Ocean Coloured Pencil Set. Contains twelve premium lead pencils in vibrant assorted colours that delivers an even and rich coverage on paper.

Jasart Studio Ocean Coloured Pencil Set is non-toxic and acid-free. It can be used by students and artists for various projects from colouring-in, artworks, journaling, and more.

Jasart Studio Ocean Coloured Pencil Set also available in different assorted coloured themes such as Skin Tone, Tropical, and Love.


STAEDTLER Mars Lumograph Pencils Sets


FROM $12.75

Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils are premium quality, ideal for sketching, drawing and writing. The Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil range includes a large selection of different grades of pencils making them the ideal drawing tool for artists and graphic designers.

Tin of 6 includes: 8B, 7B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB.

Tin of 12 includes: 8B to 2H.

Tin of 24 includes: 12B, 11B, 10B, 9B, 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H, 10H


Derwent Graphitint Pencil Tins


FROM $44.50

Derwent Graphitint Pencils are coloured graphite pencils that combine the traditional graphite medium with a hint of subtle colour. You get the delicious effect of graphite ‘blackness’ with just a touch of colour - two great effects in one pencil!

Derwent Graphitint Pencils can be used wet or dry. You will be amazed by what can happen when you add water! Create a vast array of tinted graphite effects and watch your drawing burst to life with colours like Port, Aubergine, Dark Indigo, Storm and Slate Green far more vibrant.


  • Combine the drama and creativity of pencil drawings with a hint of soft, subtle colour
  • Lovely earthy tones, pearlescent greys, shimmering blues and greens
  • Perfect for landscape or fantasy artists
  • Water soluble

If using Derwent Graphitint Pencils for landscapes, check out our Practical Guide to Painting Landscapes. You might be a seasoned pro but brushing up on your skills is a great way to ensure you characterise each particular landscape. These tips and tricks will get you started and will help you understand the value distribution within your work.

Indulge your creativity with our guidance and a set of Derwent Graphitint Pencils.


Derwent Limited Edition 120 Water-soluble Pencil Collection


NOW $619.00

Immerse yourself in the beauty of watercolour with this limited-edition selection of Derwent water-soluble pencils. Presented in a beautiful maple wooden box, this impressive assortment boasts a choice of 120 professional quality Derwent fine art pencils. Combine with water to unlock explosions of vibrancy, or subtle and interesting colour flows with this expertly selected range. This set includes the popular Inktense pencils and many of Derwent’s other water-soluble pencils ranges. Everything for both fine detail work and bold and expressive projects. A beautiful lifetime gift for any artist.

Set contains:
• Inktense Pencils x 48 - vibrant and versatile colour, just add water
• Watercolour Pencils x 40 - softness and subtlety with watercolour flexibility
• Graphitint Pencils x 24 - elegant, coloured graphite, just add water
• Graphitone x 4: 6B, 4B, 2B, 8B - versatile sketching tool, quick coverage
• Water-soluble Sketching Pencils x 4: 4B, HB, 8B -delicate graphite washes, easy to blend and layer
• Graphic Pencil x 2: 2B - strong and smooth to the core


Derwent Limited Edition 120 Coloured Pencil Collection


NOW $619.00

Delve into the world of colouring with this limited-edition selection of Derwent coloured pencils. Presented in a beautiful maple wooden box, this impressive assortment boasts a choice of 120 professional quality Derwent fine art pencils. This set includes the latest innovation in the Derwent range, the Lightfast collection, and many of Derwent’s other coloured pencils ranges including Procolour, Drawing, Artists, Studio, Coloursoft and Metallic. Everything for both fine detail work and bold and expressive projects. A beautiful lifetime gift for any artist.

Set Contains:

• Lightfast Pencils x 24 - 100% Lightfast Oil-based Coloured Pencils
• Procolour Pencils x 24 - Strong, smooth, clean coloured pencils
• Coloursoft Pencils x 24 - vibrant and blendable for swift colour build-up
• Drawing Pencils x 12 - earthy tones for lasting colour
• Artists Pencils x 12 - firm point, extensive colour range
• Studio Pencils x 12 - enhanced control for detailed colour work
• Metallic Pencils x 10 - iridescent metallic colours ideal for mixed media work
• Blender x 1
• Burnisher x 1


Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketch Set


NOW $11.60

The Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketch Set is the perfect pencil set for sketching. It includes one each of HB, 2H, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, plus an eraser and a metal sharpener. Pencils are made from reforested wood so they contain no tropical rainforest wood.


Derwent Graphic Sketching Pencils


FROM $34.50

A good graphite drawing starts with a good graphite pencil and Derwent Graphic Sketching Pencils are made from the finest quality graphite and the purest clays. Whether you are doing fine detailed illustrations or adding shading and texture to your drawing, the Derwent Graphic range has the right pencil for you.

Derwent Graphic Pencils feature a hexagonal matte black barrel with a distinctive orange band and a smooth, finely textured graphite strip. They allow for greater control over your work, professional application, and offer strength and covering power that’s perfect for sketching, graphic design and colouring in. Available singularly or in packs, the soft spectrum of grades are great for making delicate shades and tones.


  • Made from the finest quality material
  • Produced in a full range of 20 degrees from 9B - 9H
  • Strips sharpen to a good long-lasting point
  • Specialist Technical, Designer and Sketching tins available

To get started with your Derwent Graphic pencils try these 9 drawing ideas for beginners: simple ideas that will help you get the most from your Derwent pencils. Start here and you’ll be well on your way to mastering the skill of graphite drawing, from faces and expressions to trees, mandalas and eyes.


Jasart Drawing Wallet Set


NOW $33.70

Jasart Drawing Wallet Set comes with everything you need to sketch and draw when you are on the move. This set comes with 12 essential grades of sketching pencils: 6B to 5H, an A5 drawing pad, a pencil sharpener and an eraser, all stored safe and securely in a stylish zip-up carry case with handle.


STAEDTLER Blending Pencil


NOW $4.85

STAEDTLER Blending Pencil is a wax based, non-pigmented pencil desihgned for blending and softening edges of coloured pencil artwork.

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.