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Invented in France in 1795 by Nicolas-Jacques Conté especially for drawing and sketching, Conté Crayons are made from a blend of natural pigments, kaolin clay, and graphite. The Conté crayon has been used by many of the world’s greatest artists, including Picasso, Delacroix, and Degas.
The rich, vivid colors of Conté Crayons mix together nicely, and a range of effects can be consistently produced. They are well suited for use on newsprint, bristol, toned paper or heavily grained surfaces. Their rich opacity makes them ideal for work on darker papers and their quality ensures the longevity of drawings. Conté crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control.
Sharpen Conté Crayons to a chisel tip with a sanding pad for detailed work or drag them flat on their sides for various shading techniques on large areas. The unique shape allows the sticks to be broken for easier use. Sticks are 2½" long × ¼" square (63 mm × 6 mm). Each box contains 2 or 12 crayons of one color, except for the color sets.
Please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page for a complete listing of the colors in each set.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Conte a Paris products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
Matchbox Set of 4, Assorted Colors
Matchbox Set of 4, Sketching Colors
Tin Box Set of 6, Sketching Colors
Set of 12, Assorted Colors
Set of 12, Landscape Colors
Set of 12, Portrait Colors
Set of 12, Sketching Colors
Set of 18, Assorted Colors
Set of 24, Assorted Colors
Set of 48, Assorted Colors
® Conté is a registered trademark.
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Just what I wanted
from Chapel Hill, NC
Comments about Conté Conté Crayons:
So much easier than driving to a store to get.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for my Pastels and Charcoals
from Wichita, Kansas
The size was some what a shock because I thought it would be a little bet bigger in size. But the over all the Pastels wheregreat and are what am looking for to do the Job that needs to be done as well. They only make few color for that company and that is fine as well am Happy with the out come as it is and would tell other people about the Conte. Crayon Box of 12 to anybody wanting or wishing to having one as well.SincerelyRichard Mean ForsytheArtistborn1957
Conte is King
from Ocala Florida
conte products offer smooth cover and delightful accuracy to drawing. the pigment is vivid and accessible.
Landscape Conte Crayons, the lipstick on my landscapes!
from Grass Valley, California
I have always used the Sanguine, black and white. The Landscape Colors gave a change up and highlight to my gouche landscapes. I will buy again.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for gesture drawing
from Belmond, Ia
I bought the matchbox set and love it. The size is perfect for travel and for testing out the product. The colors in this set allow for the perfect time selection for highlighting and contouring.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Jennings, Fl
Perfect!! Great customer support with helpful ideas, great product selection and fast shipping!Randy Woods
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Buena Vista, CO
I LOVE Conte crayons...they are better than soft pastels, in my opinion. Also, the pastel pad is perfect. Thanks so much for the prompt service, as usual. I can ALWAYS count on Dick Blick !!!
from Tacoma, WA
The conte crayons are new set of media for me, and I highly enjoyed using them. The conte crayons are especially fun to use with toned paper, and I plan to continue on using them!
By It's Mrs. R
from York Springs, PA
Colored conte is expensive but so versatile as a drawing media. My students love the ability to use it wet or dry. Vibrant colors and textural differences are notable.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
CONTE"- JUST BUY IT FOR GOD"S SAKE!
By Lady K
from Santa Fe, NM
I use conte in drawing all the time. I mix it with pastels, ink, pencil. I use it as a mixed media tool. I like the feel of it in my hand. I've been using it for years since I started life drawing classes in school. Now I just throw it in with all my other drawing supplies and just grab it and draw, considering it another valuable color in my collection.
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