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These water-resistant crayons are soft and easy to work with. They feature exceptional covering power, excellent lightfastness, and are great for underpainting. Their hardness allows them to be sharpened more easily for detail and edge work.
Crayons are soluble in mineral spirits for wash techniques. Each stick is 3/8" diameter × 4" long (10 mm × 102 mm).
Set of 10
This set contains artist crayons in 10 colors, including White, Black, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Scarlet, Purple, Violet, Cobalt Blue, and Emerald Green.
Set of 15
This set contains artist crayons in 15 colors, including White, Black, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Scarlet, Purple, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Ochre, Vermilion, Ultramarine, Turquoise Blue, and Yellow Green.
Set of 30
This set contains artist crayons in 30 colors, including White, Light Gray, Gray, Black, Yellow, Orange, Ochre, Raw Umber, Salmon, Brown, Vermilion, Russet, Scarlet, Carmine, Pink, Purple, Lilac, Violet, Periwinkle Blue, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Turquoise Blue, Malachite Green, Emerald Green, Yellow Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Olive, and Olive.
Set of 40
This set contains artist crayons in 40 colors, including White, Light Gray, Gray, Black, Yellow, Toledo Brown, Orange, Ochre, Raw Umber, Flame Red, Salmon, Brown, Vermilion, Russet, Burnt Sienna, Scarlet, Carmine, Pink, Purple, Lilac, Violet, Periwinkle Blue, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Turquoise Blue, Malachite Green, Emerald Green, Grass Green, Yellow Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Olive, Olive, Paynes' Gray, Sahara Yellow, Light Cadmium Red Hue, Crimson Alizarin Hue, Dark Ultramarine, and Light Cobalt Blue Hue.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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"Exceptional covering power" -- Sorry, NOT TRUE
By Napa Artist
from My studio
Comments about Caran d'Ache Neocolor I Wax Pastels:
I have Caran d'Ache's 84-set Neocolor II watersoluble crayons and am quite happy with it, so I thought to give their Neocolor I wax crayons a try because I believed Caran d'Ache's sales pitch that these crayons have "exceptional covering power" which I found later was just that -- a sales pitch. The lighter crayons simply have little to no covering power in the sense that I wasn't able to layer lighter colors successfully over darker ones -- I mean some of my cheaper oil pastels did a better job of that. And many of the darker colors simply lacked the intensity I was expecting from a high-end manufacturer like Caran d'Ache. Overall, I find these wax crayons mediocre at best and disappointing at their worst especially since their price point is at the higher end of the scale for wax crayons.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Mixed media wonderful
For watercolor on yupo these build a dam to paint juicy colors
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Rhode Island
These are beautiful colors, soft, creamy, pleasure to use!
By Nancy Jo
from Bloomfield, MI
I use crayons on linen for quilting.Because we still had crayola brand crayons I have used those in past designs. With my current quilt I have been using my new Caran d'Ache neocolors. They are much more vivid and glide on very smoothly. before I add embroidery I use a hot iron on the back side to set the colors and the final result is amazing. Much, much more depth and the finish colors blend together seamlessly. The caran wax pastels cost more than the school crayons but I will continue to use them for all of my designing.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Crayons are not just for kids!
from Edinboro, PA
These crayons are amazing. The level of pigment is very high but the wax does a great job in holding the pigment together. They work similarly to dry pastels in terms of being able to layer but maybe not to the extent of pastels. They are not greasy like oil pastels though will come off on your hands a little. Essentially they are like crayola crayons that you used as a kid but a thousand times better. They are a great way to grab some color in sketches. I also use them in oil paintings as either a preliminary sketch (soluble in mineral spirits) or on top of the paint. Also check out the water soluble version neocolor 2.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Wilmington De
I actually bought these by mistake thinking they were Neocolor II water soluble crayons. However after using these with gamsol I absolutely loved the way they blended. Highly pigmented beautiful colors
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Go seek, use , & Enjoy !!
from Grand Rapids MN
I have found that this product works very well when I have used it on card stock . I will used them in future project on different papers. Enjoy Zentangle Art , and these crayons will be great for backround color. Looking forward to buying more products in this medium.
Love These Wax Pastels
By One Great Artist
from Youngsville, NC
Am using this to enhance my cold wax paintings. The colors are really great and the crayons cover as I would expect an excellent art product to do.
from Urbana, IL
Use it for my experiment project. Love it!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Better than childhood!
By Kelly C
from Santa Monica, CA
I bought these to augment my Sennelier pastels. I understand the hard and soft styles work together. I never expected to like them more than my Sennelier pastels. These bring back all the joy of childhood only they are so much creamier than crayons. I find myself reaching for these far more often than the others.
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