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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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Great for detail in small pastel paintings.
By hawaii art girl
Comments about Conté Conté Pastel Pencil Sets:
I bought the largest set available. The color assortment is very good. I use these pencils along with soft pastels. They are great for getting the detail that is sometimes a little difficult to get with the regular pastel sticks. I discovered recently that you need to sharpen them with a razor blade & sandpaper. If you use a pencil sharpener, it can make the core break inside the wooden part of the pencil. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it seems that when you pay that much for a pencil set, it should come in a tin box, not a cardboard one. I know that is being pretty picky, but I think a hinged, tin box would protect the pencils better. I made a sleeve for the box out of card stock to keep the thing from coming apart when I am not using it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Conte pastel pencils
from Reno Nevada
Excellent pastel for detail work.
I really like these pencils
from Holland MI
These pastel pencils are smooth. I bought them to do fine detail work after trying only the white pencil. I enjoy the wider leads. They are pricey in comparison to other brands but I think they are worth it.
of course these are very nice
from Newark, De
they are exactly what they say they are, a very fine pastel in a nice wooden handle.
(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!
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