Derwent Colored Pencils Review, 3.4mm Core, Wooden Box, 72 Count (32199)

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Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio, 3.4mm Core, Wooden Box, 72 Count (32199) In Few Words (Mini Review)

Excellent pencils for detailed illustration, outlining and drawing with coloured lines in general. If you are looking for pencils to use for colouring, then I highly recommend you get soft colouring pencils like Derwent Colorsoft Pencils instead. As these pencils are not made for that.
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Pros of Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio

  • Good pencils for outlining & detailed illustration.
  • Each pencils is labeled with its squence number & colour hue, along with a coloured tab at the end for quick identification.
  • The pencils are hard that they are hard to break, the hardness also helps keeping the pencils tip pointed.
  • The wooden box looks very nice (In case you got the wooden box version).

Cons of Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio

None so far. Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio do what were made to do. :)

Features

  • Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio are perfect for detailed illustration work.
  • The pencils have a slim hexagonal barrel making pencil easy to grip; colors are blendable and can be superimposed again and again.
  • The complete range of 72 Studio colored pencils presented in a beautiful wooden box (for the wooden box version).
  • 3.4mm core sharpens to a fine point long-lasting point producing a narrow color strip that won’t crumble during use.
  • Include a colored tab for quick and easy identification.
  • Pre-sharpened for immediate use.
  • Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio has 72 colors in the range, the pencils are also available in a metal tin of 12, 24, 36 and 72 and a wooden box of 48.
  • Hexagonal 6.9 mm barrel.
  • 3.4 mm core.
  • Suitable for both beginner artists & professional.
  • A good range of colours For the 72 pencils pack..

These pencils are suitable for

  • Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio are mostly suitable for drawing on Art paper specially the thick type, as using such hard pencils on normal drawing paper can tear the paper.
  • Illustration & detailed drawings.

Not suitable for

  • Normal coloring books & colouring for general. If you are looking for colouring pencils, I suggest you get soft pencils like Derwent Colorsoft Pencils instead.

Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio are quite a joy to use, from the elegant box they come in, in case you get the wooden box version, to how sharp & pointed they stay even when you press hard on them. It is pretty clear that Derwent, who has been making pencils since they were founded in 1916, know what they are doing.

Use them for what they are made for

These coloured pencils are hard,  which is a good advantage for them, because the pencils tips won’t break even if you pressed hard on them. But make sure you don’t use them to draw on him papers, as they can tear your paper.

And because these pencils are hard, you will need to press hard in order to color using them, which could be a problem at the beginning if you haven’t used pencils like that before. 

Labeled pencils

Each pencil in the pack is labeled with both the pencil squence number and the hue of the colour.
Each pencil in the pack is labeled with both the pencil squence number and the hue of the colour.

Each pencil in the pack is labeled with both the pencil squence number and the hue of its colour. Besides that, each pencil is-as a coloured tab to makes it easy to identify the the colour as easy as possible (See the picture above to see the colour labels).

Available pencils container

Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio pencils are available in a metal tin of 12, 24, 36 and 72, or an elegant wooden box with 72 pencils in it, which is what Derwent pencils has been sold in for a long time (with a little change of the design this time).

The wooden box

Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio Wooden Box
Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio Wooden Box
The wooden box is only available for the 72 pack, as far as I know, you can’t get a wooden box with 48 colours for these coloured pencils.
The good thing thing about getting the wooden box is that you don’t just the elegant box with all the 72 pencils, but there is a chance to get it for cheaper than the tin box with the same number of colours in case there is a huge discount on them on Amazon.
The wooden box is hinged, with 36 pencils on each side of the box, there are wooden sticks that are attached by magnets on each side, which are there to make sure the colours stay in their place when the box is closed. This is quite a change from how the colours used to come in multiple trays on top of each other inside the wooden box.

The tin box

Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio Tin Box
Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio Tin Box
The good things about getting these Derwent pencils in a Tin box is that you choose how many colours you get, this suitable in case you don’t need much colours or you are in a budget. It is also a good way to try these Derwent colored pencils if you have not tried them before.
You can get 12 ,24 ,36 or 72 colours by getting these pencils in a tin box, depending on your needs.
Here are picture of each the tin packs of 12, 24 & 36 colours packs respectively:-
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What colours you will get for each pack?

The following diagram will show you which colros you are getting for each pack of Derwent Colored Pencils. Including all the tin boxes and the wooden box with 72 colours in it. I tried to get a large version of this image to make it easy for you to check the colours out but I couldn’t, so I apologise for that.
Note that the same colour names & squence numbers are the same ones you will see in the 72 pencils wooden box.
The LF in the diagram stands for Lightfastness, which is the term used to describe how the colour is resistant to light. The lightfastness values below are based on the Blue Wool Scale, which is used in the UK. The lightfastness value ranges from 1, where the colour doesn’t resist the light much, to 8, where the colour resists the light much more.
The different colors you will get with each Derwent pencils pack, including Derwent Colored Pencils, 72 Studio
The different colors you will get with each Derwent pencils pack, including Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio.

And finally

Derwent Colored Pencils 72 Studio is one of the greatest outlining coloured pencils you could get your hands on, as long you know what you are going to get by buying these pencils, you have nothing to regret.

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SweetMonia
I am an anime artist, and huge fan of digital art. I love drawing with pencils too. But I rarely do that anymore nowadays. Since some aspects of digital art can be tricky, I try my best to explain the concepts as easily as possible.

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