I have been trying out the newly refined Graphic range from Derwent, which come in sets of 4, 12 and 24. This collection covers the full range, whether you prefer the deep smudgy darks or the precise hard high 'H's. There are 3 variations on the 12 pencil tins, with a mix to suit each taste. I find it useful to go back to graphite occasionally, it helps hone my value control, which is fundamental to achieving a convincing drawing or painting. I think Derwent have launched an excellent range here to suit all, I'll be using these quite a lot over the coming months.