Derwent Sketching Pencils
While Derwent offers much larger packs with a full range of tones and hardness, this pack gives artists a good, basic set of sketching pencils. These pencils come in the core mid-range tones of HB, 2B and 4B. The basic pack of 4 pencils includes all three shades, as well as Derwent's unique Graphitone Water Soluble 6B pencil for a dark shade of pencil with special blending ability. With this selection of soft, dark pencils, the set allows for some variety of tones and easy shading, but still limits the overall number of pencils to a manageable group.