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Derwent XL Graphite Blocks Tin of 6


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This set of Derwent XL Graphite blocks comes with 4 colours plus 1 each of soft and very soft standard graphite in a blocks approximately 6cm long x 2cm x 2cm.

These graphite blocks allow you to create line work and subtle blending to expressive marks and deep tonal work. Use your fingers to smudge and move the colour around as well. You will find you can create a wide variety of textures and effects with these generous graphite blocks. Create different marks with sides, edges and corners. Being in a block form is perfect for creating different marks with the sides, edges and corners and creating expressive marks, line work, large shaded areas and broad gestural strokes.

The graphite is water-soluble too so that means even more possibilities!

Add water to create splashes and washes, releasing rich colour and silvery graphite for tonal washes and painting with a distinctive soft feel. On a damp surface they release a creamy strip of live pigment which, when dry can be re-worked with layers of contrasting colours and marks. Try using embossing tools or lifting out tone and colour with an eraser.

The 6 dense shades from Olive Green to Burnt & Raw Umber work really well for bold landscapes.

  • Water soluble, soft fine art graphite blocks
  • Come in a storage tin perfect for keeping your graphite safe for storage and transport
  • Extra large Graphite blocks are approximately 60mm x 20 x 20mm (some variation in length occurs).
  • Contains one block of each colour; Olive Green, Dark Prussian, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Soft Graphite, Very Soft Graphite.


Weight0.35 kg
Dimensions17 × 10 × 4 cm

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