The Derwent Artist Pencils are made from California incense cedar wood, and contain an extra wide 4.0 mm strip with excellent point strength. The traditional round barrel allows easy movement and loose, expressive drawing. The strip of lead is extremely long lasting, will not crumble and it's colour will always remain true.These pencils have a 4.0 mm nib, which lets you draw in fine points and shade in thick lines.They come in a protective tin so you can take them on the go. The round barrel is made from a comfortable and strong cedar wood. The strip of lead will not crumble, and the colour will never fade. There are 24 pencils in this pack.