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Pencils & Pastels

  • Coloured Pencils, Triangular-Shaped - Set of 48

    78 reviews
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    Draw in Comfort – The ergonomic shape makes for an easy grip and won't roll off your desk Durable Core – Colour and shade with a soft, dense cor...

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  • Expert Coloured Pencils - Set of 72

    368 reviews
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    Durable & Pigmented Cores – Each pencil features a break-resistant core that can withstand heavy shading and layering 72 Unique Colours – Th...

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  • Expert Coloured Pencils - Set of 48

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    Durable & Pigmented Cores – Each pencil features a break-resistant core that can withstand heavy shading and layering 48 Unique Colours – Th...

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  • Expert Watercolour Pencils - Set of 72

    152 reviews
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    Bold & Rich Colours - Large selection of 72 unique shades enables you to create a variety of colour combinations and gradients Break-Resista...

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  • Arteza Info on Pro Series Drawing Pencils
    Pro Series Drawing Pencils Package Set of 12

    Expert Drawing Pencils - Set of 12

    51 reviews
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    Different Degrees of Hardness - Create a variety of line thicknesses and values with hardness grades ranging from 6B to 4H Break Resistant - The...

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  • Watercolour Pencils, Triangle Shaped - Set of 48

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    Bold & Rich Colours - Large selection of 48 unique shades that allow you to create a variety of colour combinations and gradients Ergonomic ...

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  • Info on HB Wood Pencils
    HB Wood Pencils Box of 48

    #2 HB Wood Pencils - Box of 48

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    Break-Resistant Cores - High-density graphite that also doesn’t smear or smudge Latex-Free Erasers - Tough enough for heavy erasing, but soft en...

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  • HB Wood Pencils - Box of 96

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    Break-Resistant Cores - High-density graphite that also doesn’t smear or smudge Latex-Free Erasers - Tough enough for heavy erasing, but soft en...

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  • Expert Watercolour Pencils - Set of 120

    24 reviews
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    Break-Resistant Cores – Durable, water-soluble pencils that can withstand heavy shading and layering Wide Selection of Colours – You’ll get 120 ...

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  • Expert Drawing Pencil Set, 33 Pieces

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    33 Professional Drawing Tools - Includes 18 drawing pencils, 3 charcoal pencils, 1 white charcoal pencil, 2 woodless pencils, 1 black Inkonic Fin...

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  • Expert Watercolour Pencils - Set of 48

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    Bold & Rich Colours - Large selection of 48 unique shades that allow you to create a variety of colour combinations and gradients Break-Res...

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  • HB Wood Pencils - Box of 72

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    Break-Resistant - The dense graphite cores make these HB pencils ideal for drawing, writing & sketching Durable Latex-Free Erasers - Will er...

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  • About the #2 HB Pencils
    Arteza #2 HB Pencils Box of 180

    HB Wood Pencils - Box of 180

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    Break-Resistant - The dense graphite cores make these pencils ideal for drawing, writing & sketching Durable Latex-Free Erasers - Will erase...

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  • Soft Pastels, Assorted Colours - Set of 72

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    72 Highly-Pigmented Sticks - This set provides artists with 72 soft pastel sticks chalked full of pigmentation to use to create colourful pastel ...

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  • Expert Draw & Paint Set

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    Transform Drawings into Watercolour Art - Get everything you need with a set of 48 Watercolour Pencils, 27.9 x 35.6 cm DIY Frame Watercolour pad,...

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  • Woodless Watercolour Set

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    Turn Drawings into Paintings -  Fill up the water brush pen and transform your sketch into a watercolour masterpiece by applying water with the f...

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Pencils & Pastels

A pencil is one of the first supplies that most people begin to make art with. Start your next masterpiece with a quality pencil. Watercolour, woodless, drawing, and mechanical pencils are just some of the options to choose from. Use them for everything from laying down initial sketches to creating fully realised compositions. You can also use them to help you mark sewing projects or sketch where you’ll need to cut on a woodworking piece. No artist’s collection is complete without a good set of pencils, so grab the tools you need today!

 

What are different pencils used for? Most pencils in general are used for drawing or sketching. There are some pencils that are designed specifically for drawing purposes which come in different hardnesses to allow for more advanced shading. You can also find coloured pencils and watercolour pencils for colouring in whatever art piece you may be creating. Watercolour pencils are also unique because they can be used wet or dry for different colouring effects.

 

What are pastels used for? Pastels are used almost exclusively for colouring. They're often used as an alternative to oil paints. Pastels work well for creating a textured look in a piece of art. You’ll be able to work with them similarly to the way you’d use crayons or coloured pencils. Some of the most common techniques artists use when working with pastels include shading, highlighting, feathering, masking, and blending.

 

Which is the best pencil? There is no single best pencil. Having a varied collection allows you to create the best art possible. The more you have, the more texture and colour variation can be worked with. This allows you to create a piece of art according to your creative vision without having to modify it based on the pencil you have on hand. Through working with different varieties, you may come to have a favourite pencil but every artist's favourite pencil is as unique to them as their art style.

 

Whether you create your next piece with pencil or pastels, they're both important tools to keep on hand. It's easy to go through them quickly so there's no such thing as having too many. A pencil is the most basic tool for an artist and therefore the most essential. It's the most important tool to get started sketching and make a vision come to life. The varieties may even allow for the majority of a piece or even an entire piece of art to be created by pencil. Get a top-quality Arteza pencil or pastel set to add to your collection of professional art supplies.

 

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