top of page

Drawing

Graphite & Charcoal, Markers & Pens, Pastels, Coloured Pencils, Individuals & Sets, Watercolour Pencils, Technical Drawing & Accessories

 

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists, and as such we stock a variety of materials in the drawing medium.  These supplies include but are not limited to:
•    Graphite & Charcoal
•    Markers, and pens including alcohol markers and paints pens
•    Pastels
•    Coloured Pencils
•    Technical Drawing 
•    Drawing Accessories

Graphite & Charcoal

Graphite is an essential part of every artist’s toolbox. It’s a very affordable and commonly used medium. Used on its own in the hands of a skilled artist, it can produce breathtaking works of art. Explore our full range of Graphite products in store such as:

Faber-Castell 9000

A genuinely classic pencil, the Castell 9000 was launched by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell in 1905. Its quality and finely graduated degrees of hardness have made it a firm favourite with artists and illustrators. Its lead is fully bonded with the wood surround and is therefore particularly break-resistant.*

These graphite pencils are available individually in 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B,5B, 6B, 7B, and 8B. The marking “H” is to indicate a hard pencil and letter “B” to designate the blackness of the pencil’s mark due to a softer lead. Numbers are used to indicate a scale of lead hardness.

Faber-Castell Pitt Graphite Pencils Sets

The "green pencil from Faber", which was already being mentioned with approval by Van Gogh and Goethe, has now become part of everyday life. The Pitt Graphite Pure leads are ideal for creating contrasts and shading extended areas. These pencils offer unparalleled possibilities for spontaneous expression, creating different effects based on the pressure applied and grade of hardness.*
 

We also stock Derwent and Jasart graphite pencil sets.

Graphite Aquarelle Pencil

The water-soluble pencil Graphite Aquarelle is ideal for preliminary sketches for watercolour drawings and for complete watercolour techniques in graphite.*


 

Charcoal

Charcoal drawing is a well-recognized skill. Very professional-looking black-and-white images can be drawn just with charcoal and eraser. Charcoal is also a good way of learning gray gradients and lighting techniques. We stock a wide range of charcoal products including willow and compressed in sticks of various sizes, black and white charcoal in pencils.

Derwent Tinted Charcoal Sets

Tinted Charcoal offers the dramatic beauty of charcoal pencils with a gentle hint of colour!  Easy to control for accurate drawing with less mess they can still be smudged and blended easily.** Available in tins of 12 or 24.

Drawing Essentials

Stock up on essential drawing equipment like pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, erasers, kneadable erasers for lightening, paper stumps for blending and smudging, sanding block for sharpening, pen style erasers for precision erasing and pencil extenders to get the most out of your pencils.

Peruse our extensive range of drawing pads and papers, sketchbooks, journals, and visual diaries in a variety of paper styles and sizes. Store your drawing equipment in a pencil case, box or wrap, and protect your work with one of our portfolios, sleeves or acid-free Krystal Seal archival bags.
 

Try something new like Cretacolour powders, Schminke Liquid Charcoal and Derivan Liquid Pencils. Or try using a reference from our range of wooden manikins, grey scale/value finder, colour wheels and how-to books. We also have a selection of lighboxes and easels available.
 

Information provided by *Faber Castell and **Derwent 

 

Pens & Markers

No matter what mark you wish to make, we will have a pen to suit your needs. We stock a wide range of individual pens and markers in colour, black, white, sepia and metallic, with lightfast ink for all applications and surfaces, available in the following styles and more.


Copic Markers
We stock Copic because we love them. Their alcohol based ink markers have replaceable nibs so you will never have to throw them away. Copic Markers come with a colour guarantee so you will know your colours will always match. Their outstanding performance and versatility have made Copic Markers the choice of professional designers and artists worldwide. We stock their individual markers in a wide range of colours and refills, Copic Ciao markers sets and their pigment based fine tiped pen the Copic Multiliner.


Copic Multiliners
Copic sketching and drawing pens allow for incredible detail and utilises pigment-based ink which is water and alcohol resistant and ideal to use with Copic markers. The ink will not blur or fade and the flow is consistent making it ideal for all types of sketching and illustration.* Available in a range of sizes with refillable ink cartridges.


Sakura Pigma Micron Pen
Pigma Micron was the very first disposable technical pen ever invented. When accuracy, minute details, and preservation count, the unparalleled archival quality of Pigma Micron pens makes them everyone’s first choice. Artist, writers, and illustrators reach for Pigma Micron and know their work is safeguarded with the permanence of Pigma ink. Available in lots of sizes and colours and some sets.


Pilot Pintor Paint Pens
Pintor comes in different tip sizes: extra fine, fine, medium and broad. Up to 30 colours to pick from, Pintor is a multi-purpose D.I.Y. Paint marker that is perfect for all your decorations and customising. Do not hesitate to combine the colours for infinite shades. Put colour everywhere you want it!** 


Tombow Twintone Dual Tip Markers
Double-sided marker creates thick or thin lines with two tip choices – broad bullet tip for bold lines or extra-fine tip for detailed, precise lines. Perfect for color-coding and decorating planners, journals and notebooks. The water-based ink doesn’t bleed through most papers. Durable fiber point tips are long lasting and maintain shape after use. Bullet tip 0.8mm; extra-fine tip 0.3mm.*** Available in a wide range of individual colours.


Faber Castell Pitt Pens
Faber-Castell has brought together all of the advantages of drawing in Indian ink in a modern and uncomplicated disposable pen - the Pitt artist pen. The high-quality brush point works both straight and bent without breaking. While the light colours are transparent and, thus, well-suited to varnishing techniques, the dark colours have good covering qualities. Pitt artist pens have unsurpassed light-fastness. **** Available individually and in sets.


Do you prefer brush or nib style drawing and writing? Check out our Calligraphy and Ink sections to learn more about the products we hold for those mediums.


Information provided by *Copic,  ** Pilot,  *** Tombow and ****Faber Castell

Pastels

 

Pastels

Our range of artist quality pastel products include soft and extra soft pastel sticks, oil pastels and pastel accessories. Whether you are building your collection of pastel colours individually or wanting a set of colours, visit our store to browse of popular brands and available sets.


Artist Soft Pastels
We stock Art Spectrum because they are Australian made with colours designed for the Australian artist. Art Spectrum Soft Pastels and Extra Soft Pastels provide the artist with colours that are pure, brilliant and intense, and remain that way. The very best pigments are selected and triple milled at maximum concentration to bring out the finest colour and provide the rich, velvety bloom valued by pastellists. This method of production produces smouldering darks, brilliant and intense pure colours and a range of subtle and delicate tints. All Art Spectrum pure pigment pastels are free from heavy metals, asbestos or other toxic substances.


We have the complete range of individual colours and sets in both soft and extra soft including assorted, landscape, portrait, grey tonal, darks, and life drawing sets. Cleverly, the two ranges have different colours giving you hundreds of colours to choose from.


Other Soft Pastel set include:

  • Rembrandt Soft Pastel Sets

  • Mungyo Soft Pastel Sets for artists

  • Nouvel Carre Pastel Sets by Sakura


Oil Pastels
Choose from individual colours or sets of the Royal Talens Van Gogh Oil Pastels range. These oil-based sticks are suitable for various grounds, and have striking tinting strength and easy colour transfer. They are based on pure pigments, mineral oils and waxes, are remarkably soft and do not give off dust.


Pastel Accessories

  • Art Spectrum colourfix primer for priming your own pastel paper.

  • Storage boxes specifically made for pastels.

  • Tools such as kneadable erasers, sponges, paper stumps and colour shapers.

  • A wide variety of papers suitable for pastels in store.

  • Workable fixative and spray varnish for finishing your work.

  • Glassine for compressing and interleaving pastel art works.

Coloured Pencils

A popular medium due to their versatility and precision, coloured pencils have come along way. We stock a variety of coloured pencils for different styles of drawing and to suit all budgets.


Prismacolor
With their superior layering and blending ability, these wax based pencils bring bold statements to life, while soft leads make them the best tool to blend in or shade away. We have Prismacolor pencils available individually and tinned sets all the way up to 150.


Polychromos
These oil-based artists pencils feature Faber-Castell’s quality manufacturing using top-quality materials and fully bonded core which ensure that Polychromos artists’ colour pencils are extremely break-resistant. Available in sets of 12, 24, 36 or 60 pencils and the full range of individual coloured pencils.


Albrecht Dürer Watercolour Pencils
The Albrecht Dürer collection provides artists with great versatility of expression when drawing, shading and painting in watercolours. High-quality materials combined with Faber-Castell’s experience have resulted in pencils that produce unsurpassed watercolour effects. The coloured surface can be transformed with only a few fine or broad brushstrokes to reveal the full and unique power of the colours.** Available in sets of 12, 24, or 36 pencils and the full range of individual colours.


Derwent Inktense Pencils
Highly versatile watersoluble pencils which create ink-like colour when combined with water. Due to its permanence once dried Inktense can be worked over without affecting the previous layer. Suitable for use on fabric and other surfaces.*


Derwent Inktense Blocks
A combination of the brilliant colours of Inktense pencils with the freedom of blocks making it easy to cover large areas really quickly. You can use these watercolour blocks dry or add water to create deep, intense colour washes. Due to its permanence once dried, Inktense doesn't wash away like watercolour so it can be worked over without affecting previous layers. Suitable for a wide range of fine art and craft projects.*

Both Inktense pencils and blocks are available in sets of 12 or 24.


Derwent Graphitint
A unique blend of graphite and colour in one water soluble pencil, achieving an element of graphite ‘blackness’ to your drawings with a hint of colour. Available in sets of 12 or 24 pencils.


Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils
With their oil-free pastel leads, these are used by artists not only as the perfect complement to pastel crayons for elaborating fine details, but also on their own. Many artists who enjoy pastel techniques and their versatility, but not the dirty hands and coloured dust that accompany them, have opted to use these special pencils. ** Available individually and in sets of 12, 24 & 36 colours.


Information provided by *Derwent and **Faber Castell

 

Technical Drawing

For precise and technical drawing such as drafting and designing, we stock accessories to accompany our range of graphite and charcoal products, markers and pens, along with a range of mechanical pencils and refills.


Visit our store to peruse our drawing accessories as these are subject to change based on demand and availability. They may include:

  • Steel Metric/Imperial Rulers in various sizes

  • T-squares

  • Scale Divider Compass

  • Ruling Pen

  • Line Erasing Shields

  • Flexible Curve

  • French Curve

  • Stencil Templates in Circle and Ellipse/Oval

  • Lightboxes

  • Assorted Blades & Cutting Mats

  • A variety of equipment carry-alls and pencil cases

Although we do not have an online store, we are happy to help you over the phone.

We can deliver or post your items or put them aside in-store for collection. 

bottom of page