Derwent Pastel Pencils
By: Mikaere Murray
There are many possibilities one is yet to explore with the use of these pencils. But as a bit of a artist myself I have spent allot of time experimenting with these wonderful pencils and the different mediums you can archive from them. I remember my father helping do my first drawing of a muscle man, showing me all the portions of the body to draw first at the time I was using derwent pastles I sorta borrowed from our school and I didn't do too bad on my first attempt. I also found out later on that pastels tend to blend very well with other colors, so you can still use them to create a master piece with a blend of mixed colors to get a realistic look to your work. They are excellent for the landscape artist painting a mountain background wanting to capture all of natures. Using colors and a blend of different colored graphite pencils to create a sense of realism. You may also blend them with, or in conjunction with watercolor washes and other colored pencils.There's no limit to the mediums one may come up with using this technique.
Although they are great pencils to work with they do have a tendency to need frequent sharpening especially when using rough sketch paper. So if you are one that does detailed drawings it pays to use a finely-toothed drawing paper on a steady drawing board. You will also need to have a sharpener handy as you will need to use this quite regularly. Although some products may have a short level of life the majority of derwent products are dependable plus quality. Derwent has a long history of creating the highest quality pencils since the 18 hundredths and have continued to dominate the art world with their variety of wonderful products.
Pastel pencils are made with fine graphite the led gives the artist the option of long strokes, in a sketch like manner. But the finishing results when using pastels is that they can still give a picture a sense of realism or life like. Derwent have a range of watercolor pencils as well and are promoting a free solid wooden gift box to launch the product.
There is so much more to know about these makers of quality art products. If you would like a review on more of their products visit Art Pencils By Derwent and read a little more history on how they became known world wide and became one of the most famous brands in the world.
Time-Lapse of a Lion. Pastel pencil drawing
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