I need pencils, specifically the good varieties that artists use. I've searched high and low for a good bargain price since before Christmas but so far no luck. I'm looking for:
● Watercolour pencils first, then Artists pencils when the bank balance recovers.
● Either Derwent or Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer pencils in a wooden box.
● Complete set of 120 if Faber-Castell AD or Derwent Artists; Complete set of 72 if Derwent Watercolour.
I'm looking for a good wooden boxed set which will form the basis of a collection and permits refills as needed.
Suggestions please for where I can buy these at bargain prices, if indeed they ever come close to bargain prices? Is there a better time of year to purchase than New Year/Back to Study? I've found cheaper smaller sets or tinned sets but I'm looking for the full set in the wooden boxes.
Also personal experience with the pencils would be helpful. Has anyone preferred one brand over another for any particular reason? They will be used by someone with smaller feminine hands and fine fingers so larger pencils are less comfortable.
Thank you in advance for all assistance offered. I'm exhausted from looking for these.