I have plenty of experience with Derwent pencils. I really like the array of colors they have and the lay down. The lead holds it’s point a lot better than most colored pencils and although they feel slightly waxy they blend nicely. Add some water and you’ve got a nice mix of line and pencil. I did this drawing on cold press board and it worked nicely. I highly recommend these pencils.
The first colour pencil Derwent ever developed in the 1930s and used to known as the No. 19 range. Its traditional round barrel and wide core makes it perfect for broad strokes and free, expressive drawing. Artists slightly waxy texture is ideal for multiple layering and blending to produce an infinite spectrum of subtly different hues and tints.
Available in a fantastic range of 120 colours, Artists has stood the test of time.
If you prefer a crisper, more precise drawing style try the Derwent Studio pencil range which has a slim hexagonal barrel. The Studio core is identical to Artists Line so they complement each other perfectly.