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!
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.