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DRAWING

Put yourself in the picture.

We stock everything you’ll need to produce dazzling illustrations and artwork.

Bring out the best in your drawing with our range of pencils, colouring pencils, pastels, graphite and charcoal from respected brands like Derwent, Pebeo, Daler Rowney and Sennelier.

Want something a little more permanent? Get your ideas flowing with our incredible range of drawing pens, inks, markers and professional-standard pads and drawing paper.

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"As an illustrator you must develop an ability to capture the balance between what you've seen and what you imagine."

Quentin Blake

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  • Amsterdam Acrylic Ink 30ml

    Amsterdam Acrylic Ink is available in 46 brilliant colours, including Metallic and Fluorescent ("Reflex") shades. All colours are highly pigmented and are extremely lightfast. The ink is based on an acrylic resin and is waterproof when dry.

    Apply by brush, technical pen, dip pen or airbrush. Can also be dripped on to your surface straight from the dropper in the bottle lid. As they are water-based, you can mix the ink with water or apply a wet sponge or brush to the ink while wet on your surface for different techniques. Because of the wide opening you can work straight out of the bottle with a brush or dip pen. 

    Suitable for use on canvas, card, wood and paper, or any surface suitable for wet media.

    Acrylic inks can be used on their own for pen and ink art illustrations or for calligraphy, or as a smooth, ultra-flat additional to your acrylic paintings, when used with acrylic paints, sprays or acrylic auxiliaries. The broad base of the bottle makes it extremly stable. 

    30ml.

    Price From: Regular Price: £6.25 (save 32%) Special Price £4.25
  • Coloured Card 270gsm A4

    The pastel paper made by Hahnem

    £0.25
  • Coloured Pastel Paper 50 x 65cm Sheets

    A high cotton content paper in assorted colours. It is acid free to guarantee long permanence in time. It has highly lightfast colours, an excellent surface making and sizing which make this paper particularly suitable for pastels, pencil, graphite, chalk and charcoal.

    160gsm paper weight.

    50 x 65cm.

    Single sheets. Please note that paper sheets larger than 35 x 45cm needs to be sent in a tube package, and so will require rolling up for transportation and protection.

    £1.39
  • Coloured Pastel Paper A4 Sheets

    A high cotton content paper in assorted colours. It is acid free to guarantee long permanence in time. It has highly lightfast colours, an excellent surface making and sizing which make this paper particularly suitable for pastels, pencil, graphite, chalk and charcoal.

    A4 size (210 × 297mm). 

    160gsm paper weight.

    £0.25
  • Compressed Charcoal 12 Sticks in Grey Tones

    Extra smooth, excellent quality sticks with intense colour to create beautiful textures or fine details.This Greytone set has 12 colours in a gradient from black to white.

    Approx Dimensions: 10 x 80mm

    £4.79
  • Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Ink 29.5ml

    Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic colours are highly versatile, water-based, durable and offer an excellent painting experience at an economical price.

    As well as the standard firm acrylic colours well known from System 3, System 3 Acrylic is also available as pigment-based acrylic opaque ink. This allows a fast drying, free-flowing colour that applies smoothly and evenly, and dries to a satin finish. System 3 Acrylic Ink can be applied with a brush, a pen or an airbrush. Colours can be mixed and diluted. Colours are lightfast, with the exception of fluorescent colours.

    Suitable for a wide range of surfaces, including textiles (permanent when hot fixed). 

    Available in 28 colours.

    Regular Price: £5.95 (save 20%) Special Price £4.75
  • Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

    Derwent Coloursoft is Derwent's softest pencil ever, the range consists of 72 vibrant colours. As their name implies they have a really soft texture which brings out the richness of the colour that, together with their nice wide colour strip, allows you to build up colour really quickly. So, if you like doing bold still-life drawings or contemporary landscapes then Derwent Coloursoft is the range for you

    These pencils can be mixed and blended to create an infinite spectrum of rich vibrant colour.

    Lightfast tested and acid free.

    Regular Price: £2.05 (save 27%) Special Price £1.50
  • Derwent Drawing Pencils

    These Derwent Drawing Pencils are Soft, creamy pencils ideal for wildlife drawings, nature studies and portraiture. The colour range includes a number of soft greens, greys, blues and creams as well as an increased choice of traditional sepia tones

    Round 8ply pencil (8mm diameter) with a 5mm strip. Light mahogany stained barrel with colour coded end dip and distinctive angled gold band. Soft creamy texture provides a smooth velvety lay down.

    There are 24 colours to choose from.

    Regular Price: £1.95 (save 23%) Special Price £1.50
  • Derwent Graphik Line Maker Pens

    You can weave the most intricate designs with these cool fine line pens. Derwent Graphik Line Makers are filled with lightfast pigment water based ink in 3 colours; Black, Graphite & Sepia.

    Their Japanese nibs offer an impressive range of sizes from super fin 0.05 to a broad 0.8.

    Regular Price: £2.69 (save 15%) Special Price £2.29
  • Derwent Graphik Line Painter Pens @ The Art Shop Skipton

    Graphik Line Painters are a fine line paint pen that gives immense depth of colour, even on dark backgrounds. Create layers, dribbles and washes with the opaque water-based ink. Can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including paper and card, cotton, silk, varnished and unvarnished wood, leather, stone, slate, ceramic, clay, glass, metal and plastic.

    Each pen has a 0.5 Japan nib which is robust and delivers a fluid paint line.

    Ink is permanent once dry and may stain clothing.

    Available in 20 strong and vivid colours.
    Regular Price: £3.49 (save 28%) Special Price £2.50
  • Derwent Inktense Blocks

    Derwent Inktense Blocks give all the brilliance of Inktense pencils but in a chunky block making it easy to cover large areas really quickly. Just like the pencils you can use the blocks dry but they come into their own when you mix them with water and the colour turns into vibrant ink. Once dry the colour is permanent and you can work over the top of it, also ideal for use on silk and cotton. 

    • Easy to blend colours, can be mixed and layered to create an infinite range of hues and tints.
    • Firm consistent texture produces minimal dusting.
    • Square shape is ideal for both fine and detail and broad, expressive strokes.
    • So versatile they can be used wet or dry, or mixed with other media.
    Regular Price: £2.19 (save 27%) Special Price £1.60
  • Derwent Inktense Water-Soluble Colour Pencils I Pencils I Art Supplies

    Derwent Inktense are a water-soluble, permanent and bright colouring pencil. You can use them dry but mix them with water and the colour turns into vibrant ink. Once dry, the colour is fixed and you can work over the top of it, allowing layer upon layer of transparent colour. Once colours are washed out they dry quickly, meaning very little bleed occurs so colours can be positioned next to each other.

    As the colour is permanent, Inktense may also be used for fabric and silk painting, as well as printmaking.

    The Inktense pencil has a round stained ink blue barrel with colour dip end and metallic blue trim.

    The Inktense range consists of 72 colours, which includes the Outliner pencil; a non-soluble pencil that can be used to block colour where needed.

    Regular Price: £2.09 (save 29%) Special Price £1.49
  • Derwent Lightfast Professional Colour Pencils

    Derwent's first oil-based colour pencil - each colour is 100% lightfast and complies with ASTM D6901, the international standard for lightfast testing, and Blue Wool Scale ISO 105. The revolutionary core is resistant to prolonged colour change ensuring artwork will not fade for up to 100 years under museum conditions.

    Derwent Lightfast pencils are oil based, opaque, smooth and creamy and provide a beautiful laydown of rich colour. The thick core gives a desne colour application.

    Colours are compatible with other mediums and pigments completely integrate to achieve new colour mixing. Colours can be dissolved using painting mediums and solvents to achieve paint effects.

    Available in 36 colours.

    Made in the UK.

    Regular Price: £3.20 (save 11%) Special Price £2.85
  • Derwent Line Maker Graphite Set of 3

    Derwent Line Makers are superfine, free-flowing fine liners with a consistent line, ideal for both drawing and writing.

    Line Makers contain permanent, fast drying pigment ink, with intense colour which dries quickly and will not move once dry. Create beautiful opaque, solid lines with speed, ideal for artwork and hand lettering either in the studio or when on location.

    Comfortable to hold with a high quality Japanese nib that is highly durable, ideal for a variety of mixed media techniques. All colours are highly lightfast, colours will not fade for a long period of time.

    This pack includes 3 Line Makers with Graphite ink, in sizes 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5.

    Regular Price: £7.99 (save 13%) Special Price £6.99
  • Derwent Pastel Pencils

    Pastels are usually all about getting your hands dirty, but not with the professional quality Derwent Pastel Pencils. The wide colour strip is powdery and soft so mixing and blending is really easy and because it is encased in wood you get the pastel effect without the mess (if you can resist using your fingers to blend!).

    Can be easily mixed and blended, suitable for all types of pastel work and ideal for creating crisp, fine lines and detailed pastel studies.

    Made in the UK.

    Available in a wide range of 72 colours.

    Regular Price: £1.95 (save 23%) Special Price £1.50