Adopt the pace of nature with Derwent Metallic Pencils by Betty Etiquette

On the launch of Derwent Metallic Pencils, I knew they’d be the perfect pencils to get outdoors – whether that’s urban sketching, calligraphy or doodling.

Sometimes, especially when you’re in the office, you need to take time out of your day to clear your head and encourage your mind to wander away from spreadsheets, word documents and meetings.

Mixing metallic colours with the strength of shimmering pencils, the Derwent Metallic Pencils have been reformulated, which makes them really versatile for an array of tasks, without losing their strength.

So, after a long day at my computer, I headed outdoors with my Derwent Metallic Pencils and thought I’d explore some of my favourite words, allowing myself to de-stress and drift freely into the weekend.

The bold metallic colours are perfect for pencil calligraphy, creating a magical shimmer to each letter that I create.

With a smooth and soft core, the Metallic range allows me to add pressure on the downstrokes to create thick bold lines and also draw delicate fine upstrokes – ideal for someone who loves lettering!

As I’m exploring the outdoors, the light begins to change and, with it, the tones of the colours change as the light hits the lettering. This means that my lettering can have a different emotion for the viewer depending on the weather. The adaptability of art is brilliant and is only enhanced by the metallic pencils.

Alongside this, they blend really well. I’m looking forward to seeing what effects I can create with different coloured and textured papers whilst letting the British summertime inspire me – whatever the weather brings!

The NEW Derwent Metallic Pencils are available soon at and major art stockists.


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