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These large diameter pencils have very fine, smooth leads that are rich in pigment. The presence of abrasives provides excellent toning and stumping qualities.
Use Conté pencils to obtain a precise mark or line on a variety of papers. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Conte a Paris products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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of course these are very nice
from Newark, De
Comments about Conté Conté Pastel Pencil Sets:
they are exactly what they say they are, a very fine pastel in a nice wooden handle.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good product for a beginner
from Centralia WA
First time user, so perhaps my review won't have much merit. The pencils seemed a bit "scratchy" on the paper and a bit harder to use for details than I anticipated. Color choice in the 24 set was OK, but I found limiting for landscape work. I would have liked a set that offered a landscape selection of colors. But they were certainly adequate and the best choice that I could find on Blick's site.
I've only recently started using these pastels for a project in school, but I find that while the set does contain a large variety of colors, it doesn't have many lights and darks. I've had to use other sets as well as white and black to get the contrast I need. The colors are very bright and vibrant but they seem to be mostly mid-tones. This is a rather huge problem as contrast is particularly important to me in my art, and I am unable to achieve the correct darks and lights I need. Other than the lacking color variety, they are very smooth to draw with, and they layer fantastically.
lovely pastel pencils
By Banjos Mom
Great for details. Soft and creamy. Blend well.
from Minooka, IL
I LOVE working in this medium but they can be expenxive. This is the best value I found. Shipping was ultra fast
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
In love with these pencils!
I love the conté medium, and the fact that Blick offers this as a pencil, even better. Art supplies (the good stuff) are pretty expensive, but I feel I got my set for a great deal. When the package arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see how protectively the set of pencils were delivered. My set came with 24 pencils, and they are by far the highest quality art supplies I've ever invested in. Very pigmented, stays on the paper really well, and are easy to sharpen. I do all of my pieces in Conté, and the pencils provide an easy way to create detail.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My new Conte' a' Paris pastel pencils are wonderful.
By Cheryle loves to paint
from Saint Paris, Ohio
I use many products from Dick Blicks site. I draw and paint pictures of many things and appreciate the quality that I find in your products. These products are definitely always my choice!
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Western Colorado
With enhancing water colors
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
MY RECENT ORDER
from Venice Fl.
My order arrived in good time for my course and I was very Pleased with the product and would definite order this again.
These were a gift
from Goshen, IN
This was a Christmas gift for my private art student who was absolutely thrilled to receive it. Pastel pencils are her favorite medium and she was almost overwhelmed.
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