Saturday, 22 October 2011

More Freebies from Derwent!


Remember when Derwent sent me some samples from their pastel ranges to try out recently? Well, I was a bit cheeky: I figured, 'don't ask, don't get'...

I've often thought that it would be nice if people who come to my SketchCrawl days, who often stick to regular pencils to sketch, could try out new art materials. But it's a costly business, buying media to try out, especially if you don't get on with them and it turns out to be wasted money. So, I asked Derwent if they would be interested in sponsoring us. 


And those lovely folk up in beautiful Cumberland said 'yes of course', and sent me another big box of tricks! There are two huge tins of pastel sticks and similarly big tins of their coloured pencils, plus two sample tins of their Inktense watercolour pencils (I've heard they are great, but never tried them before now), and even two tins of metallic coloured pencils. Good eh?

But that's not all... They also sent us a selection of sketchbooks:


Since we almost always get members of the public approaching us when we are out sketching, and they often want to join in, it will be lovely to be able to carry a spare sketchbook that they can borrow. Most of the ones Derwent have sent have serrated pages, which means people have the choice of leaving their sketch in the book for us to add to our gallery, or taking it home with them. Perfect.

Thanks Derwent!

7 comments:

Keith said...

That is great to know that, in these cash tight times, a company will still go the extre mile like that.

Enjoy experimenting with them all.

Ontheroad said...

Pleased to hear Derwent came through with some trial copies. Looking forward to how they might be used.

June said...

My favourite coloured pencils for details on my watercolour are the Derwent Studio range. It must have been like Christmas receiving this lovely collection. Nice one Derwent, I am sure they will be well used.

Kelli said...

I have to say, I LOVEEEE looking at your sketchbook pictures!! No matter how simply the sketch, it still inspires me. That is so awesome that Derwent sent all that stuff to you guys!!!! sigh. I love art. <3

Aisling Kiernan said...

You lucky duck!!! I am so impressed with Derwent, I love their pencils and seeing as they are such a decent generous company I will be even more inclined to shop with them. I noticed some new pencils in your photo that I havent tried yet, but will buy them now. Your sketchcrawls sound so much fun.
Happy creating.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I recall reading that these Inktense pencils are not lightfast. That they eventually fade even inside a sketchbook. I was wondering if you noticed any of this? Or perhaps they have improved their formula?
Thanks!

Lynne the Pencil said...

Mmmmm - I don't know. I have only been using them for a reasonably short time, so they won;t have had the opportunity to fade yet. Good point though - I will do some research...