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Learn about Derwent Procolour pencils

Learn about Derwent Procolour pencils

Vibrant, strong and smooth the Derwent Procolour pencils will give you the perfect long-lasting precision you've been waiting for! The wax texture of the pencils glide like oil, giving you a highly pigmented and smooth colour, perfect no matter what you are drawing!
These clean smudge-free pencils have been praised by artists for the strong and bold colours, colour mixing capabilities and bright tones.
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Your questions answered...

What are Derwent Procolour pencils like?
They are highly pigmented, clean and smooth pencils. Strong with no dusting, chipping or smudging, you can achieve perfect gradation from very strong to light. 
Is Procolour wax or oil-based?
The Procolour pencils are wax-based product.
What size is the pencil core?
The Procolour pencil core is 4mm.
How many colours are in the range?
The Derwent Procolour pencils come in a range of 72 beautiful colours.
What techniques can the pencils be used for?
The strong point on the pencils mean they are suitable for a large range of pencil techniques whether they are for finer details or for large areas.

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Derwent Procolour Pencils

With 72 stunning colours to choose from Chinese White to Midnight Blue and all the colour in-between, we are sure you will find the perfect colour for your art! 

Derwent Procolour

Derwent Procolour Wooden Box Set of 72

This compact, functional yet beautiful maple box is the perfect case for your procreate pencils. Not only does the box lay flat for easy pencil selection but it also keeps all the pencils perfectly organised.
Derwent Procolour Wooden Set of 72
The 72 piece set of Procolour pencils include all Derwent Procolour variations. This set is perfect for any artist no matter what your subject matter!
Derwent Procolour 72

Madeleine Grange-Glen
Madeleine Grange-Glen

4 Responses

Ellie Jakeman
Ellie Jakeman

October 26, 2022

HI Isabel Tipple, in answer to your question, ‘Can they go over the top of acrylics?’, we haven’t tried them over acrylic paint unfortunately, so cannot give you a complete answer. The success of mixing these two different mediums together would depend on how thick or textured your layers of acrylic paint are? only experimentation would allow you to find out. We have read that if you wish to create a background first, Derwent Inktense blocks work very well and are permanent. They apparently provide a lovely matte background. Sorry we can’t be much more help but do tell us of your outcomes.

kind regards Ellie

Isabel Tipple
Isabel Tipple

October 25, 2022

Can they go over the top of acrylics?

Winston Lea
Winston Lea

August 20, 2019

How do these compare with Derwent Coloursoft pencils?

stephen r welham
stephen r welham

August 16, 2019

Derwent artists colouring pencils are excellent the pro colour pencils due to there vibrant colour and I like the fact that they can be used on black paper

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