Pastels are usually all about getting your hands dirty, but not with Derwent pastel pencils. The wide colour strip is powdery and soft, so mixing and blending is really easy. Since it is encased in wood you get the pastel effect without the mess—if you can resist using your fingers to blend.

The 72-pencil set offers a rounded palette of full strength colours and natural tints. The vast range of colours allow artists to layer colours on top of each other in order to create new tints and hues.

They are ideal for creating crisp, fine lines and detailed pastel studies.