The pencils I love to work with

After working with soft pastels, I discovered Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils. What I particularly love about them is that I’m still able to get a soft effect and that these pencils can still be layered and blended with far less dust.

Effectively a similar result to soft pastels with the control over drawing one gets with a pencil. This means I can achieve a lot of detail with these pencils as they are not too soft.

As well as my rather comprehensive set of Faber Castell pencils, I also use Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils and Derwent pencils depending on the colour I am looking for. The Carbothello range is particularly good for adding layers and detail over the top of the Pitt pencils.