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Faber-Castell's Pitt Pastel Pencils are very suitable for lines, shading, and delicate color transitions, and also for extended areas. Use them for sketches, studies, portraits, still-lifes, and landscape drawings.
They give a smooth flow of color without being used up too rapidly. Colors are rich in pigment, allowing dense shading. They do not change on fixing or exposure to light.
Wood-cased Pitt Pastel Pencils do not dirty the fingers, and the leads are free of oils. They can easily be wiped to merge areas of colors, which means that they must then be fixed to protect the drawing.
Pencils are pre-sharpened. Individual lightfastness ratings are printed on each pencil's casing.
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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Faber-Castell pencils are made using environmentally safe, high-quality materials and low-pollution processes. The company uses only wood from its own reforestation and soil conservation project in Brazil to manufacture pencils.
Faber-Castell grows its own trees on land that was once denuded and deforested, subject to soil erosion. The company even recycles the waste products from manufacturing pencils to increase the fertility of the soil.
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Whats not to love
By Steve M
from North Central Indiana
Comments about Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils:
Got them, then I waited to open them for more than a week. Wanted the time to enjoy, which I did. No good to just open the package and finger them and not have the time to use or test run them.I have wanted these for so long and now They are in my hot grubby hands. I will need some practice to sharpening these but it will come with time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again and again.
from Richmond, BC
Recommended by Art Tutor, I find it nice to use.
Nice pencils, but ...
from New Castle, DE
Purchased the tin of 12 pencils. I loved the clean, bright colors and the low-mess of pencils over traditional pastels. My problem is finding a good way to sharpen the pencils. I am not a fan of using an knife blade to sharpen pencils, but so far, no sharpener I've tried has worked on these pencils! Not just the pastel core, but the wood casing. I've tried Faber-Castell, Pro-Art, Staedtler, General's and some small, silver metal hand sharpeners I bought at an art supply store, and nothing really works.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for reaching out! We're sorry to hear that these pencils aren't sharpening well, and we'd like to work with you to determine why that is so we can replace them if needed. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to troubleshoot!
Best quality for value
from Columbus, Ohio
The Pitt pastel pencils are wonderful. They are the best value for pastel pencils - best quality at a good price. The colors are great, a very traditional artist palette. The colors are limited in some respects, so I like having the Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils to fill the gaps. The Pitt pastel pencils blend really well and sharpen easily. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
love my new pastel pencils!!!
By Amanita Muscaria
from Asheville, NC
I am new to pastel materials and techniques. This is my first pastel pencils set so I don't have anything else to compare to. So far, I like this pencils a lot. They are soft and creamy with good bright colors palette.
from The Villages, FL
Strong color. Dependable result. Soft enough for effective blending, yet strong enough to sharpenwell.
So far would recommend
None of the pencils were damaged in shipping and from my experience so far the pencils layer and blend very well. I am also very pleased with the assortment of colors.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
EXCELLENT PASTEL PENCILS
By Master Copier
from Doral, Fl.
Excellent product.Very good finish. The wood and the pastel lead are of high quality.They blend smoothly and also with other pastel brands.In some colors the spectrum is limited.
from AL - Alabama
I am forever dropping pencils and pastels are very susceptible to breakage within the core. I do no have that issue with these. They sharpen up beautifully. Great pigmented coverage, medium hardness.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great pencil to work with
from Magnolia, AR
Release the pastel at will!
Faber-Castell's Pitt Pastel Pencils are very suitable for lines, shading, and delicate color
transitions, and also for extended areas. Use them for sketches, studies, portraits,
still-lifes, and landscape drawings. They give a smooth flow of color without being
used up too rapidly. Colors are lightfast and rich in pigment, allowing dense shading.
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