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Another quick sketch, this time of a poinsettia ‘flower’ ok they kinda don’t have flowers it’s the leaves (or maybe brackts) that go red in places but call it what you will.

Poinsettia in Derwent Inktense pencils

Poinsettia in Derwent Inktense pencils

The sketch was created using Derwent Inktense pencils. Colours used 400, 530, 1320, 1550, 1420

Poinsettia sketch in Inktense Pencils

Poinsettia sketch in Inktense Pencils

It’s really hard to photograph in the winter low light, these are as I see them on my drawing board. Can’t ‘improve’ them in Photoshop without upsetting the look of the blending. Check out the Art tab at the top of the blog and go to Art: Suppliers section to find a link to Derwent website. This will give you a full colour chart of the range. LOVE, LOVE those pencils.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a sketch of a rose that I created using a selection of Derwent pencils.

Mixed media Rose sketch

Mixed media Rose sketch

The main image was created using Artist Pencils and finer details were added with Studio pencils. Have had these pencil sets for YEARS and at last I’m beginning to get the hang of them.

Hope you like it, I’m pleased with how it turned out. I’ve a lot to learn but this was the best coloured pencil blending I’ve managed so far.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Pocket Pencil Wrap by Derwent

Derwent: Pocket Pencil Wrap

Derwent: Pocket Pencil Wrap

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Derwent
  • Item number 2300219
  • RRP at time of writing: £5.60

Reason For Buying

I wanted a small ‘container’ for my essential items for field trips, something I can pop in a bag/ jacket pocket without having to take everything with me. All too often I carry far too much and get fed up with carrying a heavy bag, especially if the day was a day out and I was just taking sketching stuff, just in case I saw something to sketch.

Purpose

Sturdy canvas wrap, holds up to 12 pencils, Slips easily into a pocket.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Denim like fabric looks like it would last well
  • Edges are bound so less likely to wear
  • All sides of contents are covered, so it will protect your materials well
  • Top flap folds over a divided pocket and the whole thing folds in half so it takes up very little room.
  • Sturdy without being either bulky or heavy
  • Velcro closure when folded in half, so secure in your bag

Cons

Haven’t got any. Looks like it will do just want it says on the label and just what I want.

Build Quality

Great

Value for Money

Excellent. A great price for a great product.

Would I buy it Again?

Totally. I’m getting a spare one for myself and another for a Christmas gift for my husband.

Summing up

If you want to travel light but keep your materials safe this if for you. It does indeed hold 12 Derwent pencils yes even the thicker barelled ones. Alternatively it will also hold three water brushes and still have room in the second section for pencils/pens.

A fantastic item, ideal for sketching away from home, without weighing you down. Just add a box of watercolours and a sketchbook and your fave pencils/brushes in the wrap and you are good to go. Would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves to draw.

Inside the Derwent: Pocket Pencil Wrap

Inside the Derwent: Pocket Pencil Wrap

If you are a coloured pencil artist and want more storage, check out the larger Pencil wrap that will hold 30 pencils. There is also a much bigger variation; Carry All, which has pencil storage on a ring binder clips within a bag. (Which I’d like to see, but think it would be a bit big and heavy for me).

Highly recommend this Pocket Pencil Wrap to everyone.

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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