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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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awesome product & service
from Fort Benning GA
Comments about Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils:
This brand has never failed to perform in my art works so far and the service and price from blick is excellent!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This pastel is really good, looks great on sketches.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great drawing tool
By J loves art
These pastel pencils are recommended by some of the drawing teachers at the art school I attend for portraits and figure work. They lay down color smoothly and can be sharpened to a good point. You can get a red chalk like drawing using the Venetian Red or a good 3 color drawing combining it with the black and white pastel pencils. #sweepstakes
I would buy these again
By Peg the painter
First time trying pastels and so far I love them. Smooth and easy to blend. Adding detail with these pencils is easy. Kind of wish I would have ordered a larger set.
Best Pastel Pencils
from Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Professional quality pastel pencils with excellent pigment. These pastel pencils provide for easy application of fine details.
Whats not to love
By Steve M
from North Central Indiana
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.
I would buy this product again and again.
from Richmond, BC
Recommended by Art Tutor, I find it nice to use.
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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.
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.
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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