Drawing & Sketching

As an artistic endeavour, drawing is almost as old as mankind; people made rock and cave drawings since prehistoric times. By the 12th-13th centuries AD, monks were preparing illuminated manuscripts on vellum or parchment in monasteries and throughout Europe were using lead styli to draw lines for their writings and for the outlines for their illuminations. Soon artists generally were using silver to make drawings and underdrawings. When paper became generally available from the 14th century onwards, artists' drawings, both preparatory studies and finished works, became increasingly common. Today with a plethora of drawing instruments available, the possibilities are endless.

Pencils

  • Derwent Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.30 3 items
  • Derwent Onyx Pencils NZD $2.70
    These super dark pencils feature smooth graphite that produces jet black tones and smudges easily for blending. Its non-crumbly texture sharpens and maintains a consistent point. Darker than a 9B drawing pencil, Onyx Pencils are available in medium and dark tones. ... more »
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  • Derwent Graphitone Pencils NZD $5.95
    These solid graphite, water soluble, woodless pencils are great for all types of sketching and drawing. Each can be used upright as a classic pencil or on its side for extended coverage.... more »
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  • Derwent Natural Graphite Sticks NZD $3.70
    Natural Graphite Sticks are brilliant for creating big dramatic drawings. Use them flat to cover large areas or on their edge to add detail. Blending them couldn't be easier; use your fingers or a paper stump if you prefer. They are naturally water-soluble so you can add water to create washes.... more »
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  • Derwent Graphic Pencils NZD $2.70
    Graphite pencils designed for designers and draftspeople. They are made of the highest quality Cumberland graphite and the purest clays to produce a smooth texture.... more »
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  • General's Drawing & Sketching Pencil Kit No. 20 NZD $47.50
    This drawing kit contains ten Pastel Chalk pencils, four charcoal pencils, a Charcoal White pencil, two Flat Sketching pencils, one Layout pencil, one Kimberly drawing pencil, a Sketch & Wash pencil, plus a kneaded eraser and an all-metal pencil sharpener.... more »

Pens & Markers

Charcoal

  • Derwent Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.30 3 items
  • General's How To Draw Set NZD $30.95
    This complete kit provides you with a lesson book and all the tools you'll need to get started drawing now. The 24-page lesson book includes fundamental topics such as hand positions, strokes, value, perspective, highlight and shadow. The kit also includes step-by-step techniques for still life, animal, figure drawing and cartooning. A 20-sheet drawing pad, three Kimberly graphite pencils, two charcoal pencils, a soft black Layout pencil, a blending stump, a sharpener and a vinyl eraser complete this bountiful kit.... more »
  • General's Drawing & Sketching Pencil Kit No. 20 NZD $47.50
    This drawing kit contains ten Pastel Chalk pencils, four charcoal pencils, a Charcoal White pencil, two Flat Sketching pencils, one Layout pencil, one Kimberly drawing pencil, a Sketch & Wash pencil, plus a kneaded eraser and an all-metal pencil sharpener.... more »
  • General's Sketchmate NZD $16.80
    A great kit that puts hard to find items all together in a reusable bag. The kit has five graphite drawing pencils and two charcoal pencils in various degrees, a white eraser, a blending tortillon and a metal sharpener.... more »
  • General's Pure Powdered Charcoal NZD $25.95
    Cover large areas of a drawing or painting using powdered charcoal or graphite. Use charcoal for flat black coverage and graphite for satin finish coverage, saving the time and energy used working with charcoal sticks or pencils. Simply apply with fingers, a cloth, a chamois, etc. Available in 6 oz. jars.... more »
  • Nitram Baton & Mignonettes NZD $19.95 - $49.90
    he Nitram Baton is a stylish charcoal holder for artists with a creative flair. It is an innovative drawing device designed to hold thin 4mm Nitram Mignonette charcoal sticks. It is light-weight, clean, easy to use and ideal for life drawing, plein aire and sketching. Each Baton comes with five Mignonettes. Refills are available in a package of seven Mignonettes.... more »
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Crayons

Coloured Pencils

  • Inktense Pencils NZD $3.50
    These lightfast, water-soluble ink stick pencils can be mixed with water to create colorful, fluid, ink-like effects. Once dry they will resemble Sumi ink brilliance, will not dissolve, and other media can be applied over the color to achieve the desired effect. This line also offers an insoluble outliner pencil to define border limits to drawings and to keep colors from bleeding together.... more »
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  • Procolour Pencils NZD $4.50
    The Procolour range of coloured pencils feature a strong pencil core with a smooth formulation and highly pigmented color laydown. Suitable for a wide range of pencil techniques including blending, layering and cross-hatching. These pencils offer increased bendability while maintaining a very strong core and are designed with a clean no-dust formula.... more »
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  • Caran d'Ache Luminance Coloured Pencils NZD $7.80 76 items
  • Faber-Castell Grip Watercolour Pencil Sets NZD $15.80 - $52.80 3 items
  • Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils Tin Sets NZD $15.80 - $79.30 5 items
  • Faber-Castell Classic Colour Pencils Tin Sets NZD $13.60 - $63.40 5 items

Erasers

  • Mono Sand Eraser NZD $5.95
    Made of natural rubber latex and silica grit with a 100% recycled pulp sleeve, this environmentally friendly eraser removes ink marks, including ballpoint, rollerball and some marker.... more »
  • Factis Pen Eraser Refills NZD $4.95
    Set of three latex-free refills for the Factis Pen Style Mechanical Eraser. Ideal for precise, fine line erasing. Soft, non abrasive plastic eraser.... more »
  • Factis Pen Eraser NZD $7.60
    This Pen Style eraser features a retractable holder and a latex-free eraser. Ideal for precise, fine detailed erasing. Soft, non abrasive plastic eraser.... more »
  • Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil Soft Pink 7056 NZD $2.60
    The quality of an eraser and using the correct eraser are crucial for optimum results. Basically, two different materials are used to make erasers: rubber and plastic. All rubber erasers and the majority of the plastic erasers made by Faber-Castell are PVC-free. Faber-Castell PVC-Free erasers do not contain harmful phthalate plasticizer. Phthalates have been reported to cause several undesirable effects when exposed to the human body. The balanced plastic mixture guarantees soft and smear-free erasing. Red soft eraser for graphite ideal for fine point erasing Latex-free... more »
  • Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil Hard White 7058 NZD $2.60
    The quality of an eraser and using the correct eraser are crucial for optimum results. Basically, two different materials are used to make erasers: rubber and plastic. All rubber erasers and the majority of the plastic erasers made by Faber-Castell are PVC-free. Faber-Castell PVC-Free erasers do not contain harmful phthalate plasticizer. Phthalates have been reported to cause several undesirable effects when exposed to the human body. The balanced plastic mixture guarantees soft and smear-free erasing. PERFECTION 7058 eraser pencil for precision erasing White, hard eraser leads for ink, India ink and ballpoint pens Latex-free... more »
  • Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser Pencil with Brush 7058B NZD $4.30
    The quality of an eraser and using the correct eraser are crucial for optimum results. Basically, two different materials are used to make erasers: rubber and plastic. All rubber erasers and the majority of the plastic erasers made by Faber-Castell are PVC-free. Faber-Castell PVC-Free erasers do not contain harmful phthalate plasticizer. Phthalates have been reported to cause several undesirable effects when exposed to the human body. The balanced plastic mixture guarantees soft and smear-free erasing. PERFECTION 7058 B eraser pencil for precision erasing White, hard eraser leads for ink, India ink and ballpoint pens With brush for cleaning up eraser residue Latex-free... more »

Sharpeners

  • Kum 2 in 1 Box Sharpener NZD $7.95
    This double-hole sharpener features magnesium blades in a rectangular mini container that catches shavings. Available in assorted transparent colors.... more »
  • Kum Auto Long Point Sharpener NZD $19.40
    This sharpener makes long pencil point in two steps. The automatic brake prevents over sharpening. It includes lead pointers for 2mm and 3.2mm leads and Includes two spare blades.... more »
  • General's Little Red All-Art Sharpener NZD $2.65
  • Prismacolor Scholar Sharpener NZD $7.70
    This portable sharpener features a steel blade that gently sharpens pencils to a sharp point. It includes an easy-to-clean plastic receptacle for collecting shavings.... more »
  • Prismacolor Premier Thick Core Sharpener NZD $13.60
    Designed to sharpen Prismacolor pencils to a perfect point, this sharpener cover keeps the shavings inside. The translucent casing shows when the sharpener is ready to empty and contains a high quality, steel blade. Choose you sharpening angle, wide or narrow with its dual opening.... more »
  • Stabilo CarbOthello Sharpener NZD $6.50
    This sharpener features plastic housing and steal blades for a clean cut.... more »

Sketchbooks

  • Zeta Series Premium Sketchbooks NZD $34.90 - $55.90
    Available in both hardbound and wirebound formats, these sketchbooks contain multiple sheets of heavyweight (180 lb, 270 gsm), white multimedia paper. Internal and surface sizing enhance the paper's wet strength to accept multiple wet media washes, and its smooth surface assures exceptional line control for pen-and-ink and a full range of dry media. The hardbound sketchbooks contain 26 sheets (52 pages) of paper. The wirebound sketchbooks contain 25 sheets (50 pages) of paper.... more »
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  • Daler-Rowney Bluewave Hardback Sketch Book A4 NZD $31.40
    62 sheets 150gsm. Portrait, acid-free.... more »
  • Strathmore Series 400 Softcover Toned Sketchbooks NZD $27.20 - $33.80
    The toned sketch paper inside these softcover journals is ideal for both light and dark media including graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, soft pastel and oil pastel. The soft and smooth, matte dark-chocolate brown cover gives the journals a sophisticated look. The smyth-sewn binding allows the journals to open wide and lay flat. There are 112 pages of 80 lb. (118gsm) medium surface gray or tan toned sketch paper in each journal. They contain 30% post-consumer fiber, are acid-free and made in the U.S.A.... more »
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  • Gamma Series Premium Sketch Books NZD $25.70 - $47.90
    These hard-cover sketch books feature high performance, pH neutral, lignin- and chloride-free paper that is milled from pulp with an alpha cellulose content that exceeds 87%. The heavy-weight 100 lb. paper has a toothy, ivory vellum surface with superb erasure characteristics and is suitable for all dry media. With both internal and surface sizing, it will accept light washes as well. The covers are made with extra heavy-weight binders' board that is super tough and resistant to warpage. The hard-bound books contain 62 sheets and the wire-bound books have 50 sheets. Bound in the USA.... more »
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  • Epsilon Series Premium Sketch Books NZD $32.50 - $47.90
    These hard-cover sketch books feature high performance, pH neutral, lignin- and chloride-free paper that is milled from pulp with an alpha cellulose content that exceeds 87%. The heavy-weight 100 lb. paper has a natural white plate surface that is finely calendered and is suitable for line drawings with pen and ink without feathering. The covers are made with extra heavy-weight binders' board that is super tough and resistant to warpage. The hard-bound books contain 62 sheets and the wire-bound books have 50 sheets. Bound in the USA.... more »
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  • Delta Series Premium Sketch Books NZD $34.90 - $55.90
    These hard-cover sketch books feature high performance, pH neutral, lignin- and chloride-free paper that is milled from pulp with an alpha cellulose content that exceeds 87%. The heavy-weight 180 lb. paper has a rough ivory surface with enhanced wet and tear strength making it is suitable for multi-media renderings. The covers are made with extra heavy-weight binders' board that is super tough and resistant to warpage. Bound in the USA.... more »
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Inks

  • Pinata Alcohol Inks 4 Ounce NZD $22.80 23 items
  • Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink Muted Collection NZD $14.50 - $84.00
    This is the first time Liquitex has introduced a color collection! These unique tones have been inspired by current trends. Each color has a muted, subtle character and together are a tonal palette. Grey, Pink, Turquoise, Green and Violet: get to grips with perfect color matching and intermixability. Our Ink, Soft Body and Heavy Body work seamlessly together. We get technical so you can get creative. Re-think ink! These professional grade acrylic inks are extremely fluid so there is no need to dilute for use. They are fast drying, water resistant, non-clogging and permanent. Superfine pigments are suspended in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion to provide rich color. All inks are intermixable with the other Liquitex acrylics and mediums. Available in opaque and transparent colors in dropper bottles.... more »
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  • Liquitex Transparent Ink Set of 3 NZD $51.95
    Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! is a range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques; from watercolour effects to stamping. Contains: Transparent Burnt Sienna 30ml Transparent Burnt Umber 30ml Transparent Raw Sienna 30ml ... more »
  • Liquitex Iridescent Ink Set of 3 NZD $51.95
    Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! is a range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques; from watercolour effects to stamping. Contains: Iridescent Bright Gold 30ml Iridescent Bright Silver 30ml Iridescent Rich Copper 30ml ... more »
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks Set of 9 NZD $56.40 Out of Stock
    Beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture-resistant when dry, and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it’s clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Piñata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art and scrap booking. It can also be used in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, airbrush applications, wood and leather staining and more. The colors silver and rich gold are formulated with real metal pigments and are super opaque. Set of 9 1/2 ounce bottles... more »
  • Pinata Alcohol Inks 1/2 Ounce NZD $7.50
    Beautiful, color-saturated, acid-free, transparent inks. They have an alcohol base which makes them indelible and moisture-resistant when dry, and allows you to use them on almost any surface as long as it’s clean and oil free. Highly versatile, Piñata can be used in a variety of applications, including rubber stamping, fine art, fiber art and scrap booking. It can also be used in calligraphy, faux finishing techniques, airbrush applications, wood and leather staining and more. The colors silver and rich gold are formulated with real metal pigments and are super opaque. 1/2 ounce bottles... more »
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Leads

Nibs & Holders

Sets

  • General's How To Draw Set NZD $30.95
    This complete kit provides you with a lesson book and all the tools you'll need to get started drawing now. The 24-page lesson book includes fundamental topics such as hand positions, strokes, value, perspective, highlight and shadow. The kit also includes step-by-step techniques for still life, animal, figure drawing and cartooning. A 20-sheet drawing pad, three Kimberly graphite pencils, two charcoal pencils, a soft black Layout pencil, a blending stump, a sharpener and a vinyl eraser complete this bountiful kit.... more »
  • General's Drawing & Sketching Pencil Kit No. 20 NZD $47.50
    This drawing kit contains ten Pastel Chalk pencils, four charcoal pencils, a Charcoal White pencil, two Flat Sketching pencils, one Layout pencil, one Kimberly drawing pencil, a Sketch & Wash pencil, plus a kneaded eraser and an all-metal pencil sharpener.... more »
  • General's Sketchmate NZD $16.80
    A great kit that puts hard to find items all together in a reusable bag. The kit has five graphite drawing pencils and two charcoal pencils in various degrees, a white eraser, a blending tortillon and a metal sharpener.... more »
  • Tombow Professional Drawing Pencils Set NZD $39.90
    This 12-piece set contains Mono pencils made with superior, extra-refined high-density graphite. These pencils last a long time partly because of their point strength and extreme resistance to breakage. They also wear slowly, all the while producing smooth, dense lines when writing or drawing. The smear-proof lines created with these pencils give drawings a crisp, clean appearance. This set includes one each 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H and 4H pencils, plastic eraser and sharpener... more »
  • Faber-Castell GRIP Colour Markers Set of 20 NZD $13.70
  • Faber-Castell GRIP Finepen 0.4mm Set of 20 NZD $13.70

Misc.

  • ArtGraf Viarco Tailor Set NZD $133.90
    An exciting tool for drawing and painting! Each shaped disc is very soft and water-soluble, allowing for a wide range of shades and techniques. The 6-color Earth Tones set includes one disc each of sanguine, ochre, sepia, brown, dark brown and black packaged in a protective cork case.... more »
  • ArtGraf No. 1 Kneadable Graphite Putty NZD $29.95
    Drawing will never be the same - the unexpected has arrived! New kneadable graphite putty. ArtGraf No. 1 is an innovative way to use premium artist grade graphite for drawing or painting. No. 1 has the consistency of putty that allows the artist to mold its shape for large or small areas. Combined with water, No. 1 produces an endless range of light and dark shades of graphite. Available in a 5 oz. resealable pouch.... more »
  • Koh-I-Noor Pencil Extender NZD $10.20
    A universal pencil lengthener for both round and hexagon pencils. Nickel plated ferrule with sliding ring for holding the pencil securely. Allows you to use your pencils almost right up to the eraser end. Made with a wooden barrel.... more »
  • Dr Martin's Bombay Pen Cleaner NZD $8.00
    A non-toxic, non-hazardous cleaner for use on pens and permanent ink. In a 2 oz. plastic bottle.... more »
  • Paper Stumps & Tortillons Assorted Pack NZD $8.30 Out of Stock
    Double-ended, pointed and made from soft, gray paper felt, stumps are excellent for blending and smoothing pastels, charcoal, graphite or any other dry media. More abrasive than stumps, the tortillons are excellent for rapid, thin blending on pencil, charcoal or pastel drawings. They are comprised of spiral-wound rolled paper and are single-ended. Both are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. This 10-piece set includes six tortillons and four stumps in mixed sizes.... more »
  • Drawing Boards NZD $10.95 - $29.95
    These portable, multifunctional tote boards are great for both indoor or outdoor sketching and painting. They feature sturdy, low-profile Grip Clips, an easy-carry cutout handle and a heavy-duty rubber band to keep pad or paper in position. Made of untempered MDF.... more »
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