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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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Just what I needed
Comments about Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils:
I like that I can pick what colors I use the most. Very easy to work with.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect Pitt Pastels!
from West Lafayette, IN
I have been using another brand of pastel pencils for years. While visiting a Dick Blick store on vacation I picked up a couple Faber Castel Pitt Pencils. I was delighted to find that I liked working with them even more than the other brand!! So, as i use up my old pastels I am replacing them with the new brand. The Pitt pastels build up on the paper much better then the other brand.
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Tags: Pitt Pastels, Made with Product, Faber Castell
Great set of pencils for the money. They lay down smoothly and are easy to blend. I've used them on textured and smoother paper with good results.
Great Quality and Price
from Bridgman, mi
Fantastic Quality, intense pigment, Doesn't break easily like other pastel pencils. Plus it shipped super fast and was packaged very well! Will continue buying this brand from blick!
I'm enjoying these pencils.
By Happy Artist
I wish that burnt sienna and raw umber were part of this large set.
A great artist grade pastel pencil!
from Fort Worth, TX
I use these pastel pencils a lot. I use these when I need a harder point, though they are in no way "scratchy" or rough on the paper. They just keep a hard point longer, which is great!
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE EVER PURCHASED MY ARTIST PENCILS ONE AT A TIME. I LIKE THIS WAY BECAUSE I GET THE SPECIFIC COLOR PENCIL I WANT AND NEED WITHOUT PAYING A BIG PRICE FOR SETS THAT HAVE COLORS I NEVER USE IN MY COLORING. THE FABER-CASTELL PITT PASTEL PENCILS ARE A FANTASTIC BUY AT DICK BLICKS PRICE. THEY HAVE VERY VIBRANT COLOR LAY DOWN WITHOUT PRESSING HARD ON THE PENCIL. THEY DONT CRUMBLE BAD, DONT SMEAR, AND DONT COLOR FADE. I LOVE THESE PENCILS AND USE THEM DAILY.
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I can do it all
from Columbia, SC
I've used pastels for years and was intrigue to know that pastel pencils existed. I was very excited about using them. They are amazing. Not only can I do small pictures but large ones as well. The only thing negative about the product is if you use them a lot be prepared to replace them. I have a couple of stubs from drawing the whole weekend long. LOL!
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Faber Casteel pastel pencils
I use these for details. They work well.
Good Reliable Pencils
from San Antonio, Texas
I am new to pastels so I have experimented with different pastel types. These pencils are safe to use. They come in a variety of colors and you can order individuals from Blick when you need more. They sharpen very well and do not break easily when sharpening. They are numbered and there is a list you can look up the numbers to tell you exactly what color is defined by the number. I personally would prefer if the color name was printed on the pastel pencil like they have on their colored pencils.
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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