In addition to my new Karisma pencils this month, I bought Derwent’s new Pastel Paper Pad and to make use of the shipping charge, I added in the new Derwent pen style eraser.
On the 19th of February, Derwent announced the release of their first Pastel Paper pad, especially designed with pastel pencils in mind. They come in A5, A4 and A3 size with each pad containing 24 sheets of 200gsm paper. The paper is a neutral grey, quite pale and Derwent assure us that it is an “optimal” tone for pastels. Now, I am increasingly finding that pastel paper (Mi-Tientes, Daler Rowney Murano) are the best supports for coloured pencil work, so I bought the A4 pad. It is a lovely pale grey, neither cold or warm, and it is much smoother than I expected, no visible tooth. I am looking forward to giving it a whirl.
To make up for the postage charge, I also bought the Derwent pen style eraser. It has a clickable end that pushes the eraser out which you lift off to replace the eraser. Replacement erasers are available from the Derwent online shop as well. It’s a chunky pen, quite heavy and I look forward to playing with that too.
Proper reviews to follow. I promise.