To celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, Derwent have created a special limited edition wooden presentation box, The Majestic.
Only 500 of these special presentation boxes have been made, each one filled with a stunning selection of water-soluble Derwent pencils and blocks together with a wide range of complementary accessories.
To mark the occasion of the Royal wedding Derwent have also commissioned professional pencil artist Angela Gaughan-Owens to draw a portrait of the happy couple using the Derwent art materials featured in the Majestic box.
The portrait is presented in a smart gold coloured wood frame and is sure to prove a lasting memento of the day.
The first Majestic wooden box made was presented to HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton as a wedding gift.
Made from Maple with a beautiful Walnut veneer the Majestic wooden presentation box features a selection of over 150 pencils, blocks and painting sticks drawn from some of Derwent’s unique, innovative and classic ranges; including Derwent Inktense which combines the brilliant intensity of pen and ink with the versatility of line and wash; Derwent Graphitint used dry the pencils give just a hint of colour to the graphite but add water and the colour explodes; Derwent Aquatone, pure water-soluble paint in a stick; Derwent Metallic Pencils add shimmer and sparkle to any watercolour drawing and Derwent Watercolour, which combines the beauty of watercolour with the precision of pencil.
The pencils and blocks are accompanied by a selection of accessories which will add to your creative enjoyment ranging from natural sponges and a ceramic palette for mixing; to a waterbrush, grippers to hold the Inktense blocks steady, pencil extenders to prolong the life of your pencils and not forgetting a wooden pencil pot to hold your favourite selection of pencils.
Each presentation box comes complete with a commemorative scroll, an individually numbered plaque on the lid and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by David Sharrock, Managing Director of Cumberland Pencil Co, makers of Derwent fine art pencils.
Only a few made it to Australia.