The beauty of fine grade pastel within a pencil!
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 and because it's encased in wood you get the pastel effect without the mess (if you can resist using your fingers to blend!)
“Derwent Pastel pencils are ideal for both loose and detailed work – the soft nature of the pastel strip makes blending easy, allowing me to tackle nature’s extensive colour palette with added confidence. Being able to use the same pencil for detail ensures consistency across my artwork, and a realism which satisfies my perfectionist tendencies! In my humble opinion they are second to none for drawing wildlife in particular.” Martin Aveling