Artist Pencils

Artist Pencils 

The pencil is the most traditional and essential tool for artists the world over. They are ideal for creating intricate and detailed pieces as much as they are for creating a rough sketch or draft. A good pencil has to be able to stand a lot of punishment and make it easy for the artist to execute an idea as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

In manufacturing a pencil, clay and graphite are mixed in varying proportions to produce the various degrees of hardness: More graphite gives a Blacker result and more clay gives a Harder line. These degrees vary from, 9B which gives the softest and blackest lines to 9H, which is very hard but paler in colour. HB is half way with 50-50 clay and graphite.

We’ve an extensive array of sketching and drawing pencils and sets, as well as a whole host of coloured pencils from long-established brands such as Faber-Castell and Derwent. Whether you’re a sketcher, doodler or colourist, we have you covered. Just don’t forget your sharpener!

  • Chinamarkers

    As the name suggests, chinamarkers are suitable for marking on a variety of hard surfaces, including china, stone, metal, wood and glass. These highly versatile pencils are extremely practical and even capable of writing on wet surfaces, making them popular amongst not only artists, but also tradesman. Our chinamarkers are high quality pencils manufactured by Royal Sovereign.

  • Coloured Pencils

    One of the most universal mediums in art is coloured pencils. Our pencils are of the highest quality so that you have the best tools and materials to create magnificent pieces of artwork. The items that we offer are from some of the biggest brands, such as Faber-Castell, Daler-Rowney and Staedtler. We have a number of different sized sets so that you don’t have to buy more than you need to. We even sell single pencils in case you require a specific colour to top up what you already have. We stock affordable coloured pencils to make sure that we can meet your needs.

  • Graphite Pencils

    No artists’ arsenal would be complete without a set of good graphite pencils. The ideal tool for pencil sketching and drawing or laying the framework for a multi-media masterpiece, graphite pencils are versatile and trustworthy. We stock an array of graphite pencils from trusted brands like Lyra, Faber-Castell, and Daler-Rowney. Whether you require a large set or individual pencils, we’ve got you covered!

  • Pastel Pencils

    We stock a selection of vibrant and high-quality pastel pencils, perfect for adding fine detail to pastel crayon art, or for using on their own to create an intricate masterpiece. Pastel pencils are ideal for creating art on the go, with the added benefit of creating less mess than a traditional pastel crayon. Our range of pastel pencils include individual pencils and gorgeous sets from trusted brands like Faber-Castell and Conté à Paris.

  • Watercolour Pencils

    Create stunning watercolour effect art with our selection of high-quality watercolour pencils from trusted brands like Faber-Castell, Pentel and Caran d’Ache. Our range includes individual watercolour pencils available in a huge variety of colours, as well as a selection of beautiful sets which make the perfect starter kit or gift. We stock everything you need to transform a blank canvas into a watercolour masterpiece!

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