Portrait in Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

Happy Friday friends!  Our boys break up from school today, so there's a feeling of celebration here.  

Anyway, talking of celebrating, I've really enjoyed using Derwent Coloursoft Skintones pencils and also the Blender from Derwent's Blender and Burnisher set to create the portrait below.

coloursoft portrait

As the name suggests, the colour is velvety soft and seems to glide on the paper.  The Coloursoft pencils layer up nicely too - see the image below.  You can really build up dense colour and they blend well too.  The pencils are not water soluble just to note. 

half face

The multicultural skintone colours that are included are: Cream, Blush Pink, Pink, Ochre, Dark Terracotta and Brown Earth.  The set comes with a pencil sharpener and the metal tin, so everything tidy's away without a hassle.  

derwent colour soft pencils

The portrait is actually inspired by one of the reference photos that I've used in my Portraits In Time ecourse and as a reminder the early bird offer is still available for now at just £35 (it will revert to £49).  


I hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you have these pencils or any others that you'd recommend, please let us know. 

Jane x


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