Introducing Derwent Lightfast Oil Pencils


A New Way To Create Art

What are Lightfast Pencils?

Lightfast Coloured Pencils are pencils that have a pigment that is resistant to fading and discolouration when exposed to light.

They are oil-based pencils, made from pigments mixed with an oil binder, which helps to prevent the colour from rubbing off on the paper surface.

Opening this box for the first time is so exciting!

The benefits of using lightfast pencils are that they can last for a long time without fading, they can be sharpened to a fine point, and the colours are rich and vibrant.

They can be used to create drawings on paper, canvas, or other surfaces. They can be used like paintbrushes and applied with strokes across the surface to create different effects. Coloured pencils can also be used in combination with other media such as pastels and watercolour paints.

Beautiful Birthday Gift

This box of Derwent Lightfast Pencils has 100 colours to choose from!

I got a huge 100 pencils box of Derwent Lightfast pencils for my birthday and I LOVE them! The sheer variety of colours and how they can be used allow me more creative freedom without the mess of mixing paint.

So many colours of pencils!

As I am opening my lightfast pencils box for the first time I see 1, 2, 3 layers of pencils. There are 100 different colours of pencils in total!

Lightfast Paper

This special lightfast paper is really durable and has a beautiful textrue

I even got a special paper for these pencils. This paper is acid-free, 300gsm thick, and has a beautiful texture.

Sunrise Over Pendle Hill – my first lightfast pencil art.

For my first lightfast pencil drawing, I chose to represent the sunrise over Pendle Hill.

Sunrise Over Pendle Hill – my very first lightfast pencil drawing

I wanted to show how the first rays of the sun made their way into the sky, filling it with light and spreading over the town and how this new light was bringing colour back into the world surrounded by dusk until now…


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Read next:

How To Draw Tree Foliage With Coloured Pencils


My latest drawing with Derwent Lightfast Coloured Pencils is of rich green poplar trees in Castle Park. In this post you can find out about the drawing techniques I used to create the leaves, grass, sky, shadow etc.


The Gallery Of My Lightfast Pencil Art

Urban Landscape, Landscape Prints from my Etsy Shop

Trinity Church In Clitheroe
Limited Edition Art Print
St Mary’s Church In Clitheroe
Limited Edition Art Print
Pendle Hill And The Keep
Limited Edition Art Print

New Original Art

Sunrise Over Pendle Hill
Lightfast Pencil Drawing – Original, Framed, 40/30cm £150
The Moon, An Airplane and Telephone Line
Lightfast Pencil Drawing – Original, Framed, 40/30cm £150

Published by Gosh Art by Gosha Gibek

Filling the world with colours, capture your passions and the athletic version of you.

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