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Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils offer the smooth finish of conventional pastels without the mess. They are highly pigmented, with a buttery smooth feel, and have excellent blending and toning characteristics on dark or light surfaces. All colors are lightfast and fade resistant.
Gioconda Pastel Pencils also feature California cedar wood casings for crisp and accurate sharpening with minimal waste. They are available, packaged in sets in metal tins, in a full range of colors. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Set of 48
This set contains Zinc White, Violet, Permanent Green Dark, Lemon Yellow, Violet Red, Olive Green, Zinc Yellow, Bluish Violet, Olive Green Lights, Chrome Yellow, Ice Blue, Sienna Natural, Light Ochre, Berlin Blue, English Red, Naples Yellow, Light Ultramarine, Sienna, Gold Ochre, Dark Ultramarine, Indian Red, Flesh, Ultramarine Medium, Roedeer Brown, Light Orange, Cobalt Blue, Caput Mortuum Dark, Dark Orange, Azure Blue, Van Dyke Brown, Vermillion Red, Paris Blue, Caput Mortuum Light, Light Vermillion, Permanent Green Light, Light Gray, Old Rose, Chromium Oxide Bright, Mouse Gray, Carmine, Grass Green, Pearl Gray, Light Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, Steel Gray, Carmine Madder, Hookers Green, and Bone Black.
® Koh-I-Noor is a registered trademark. Gioconda is a trademark.
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from Northern Wisconsin
Comments about Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils:
I bought these to handcolor traditional silver-based photographs. I also own Prismacolor oil pencils for this purpose. The struggle I've had using pencils is they're too hard and require really pressing into the photo which dents the paper. These pastel pencils work better...and I can soften them with some water to avoid heavy pressing. But pastel sticks still work the best. I like the Cray-Pas Expressionist. Of course the problem with the sticks is the inability to do fine detail...which I wanted pencils. But since I have to soften the pencils with water, I'm not getting the detailing ability I wanted. I didn't downrate these pencils, because the problem is not with the pencils themselves. The problem is with the material I'm trying to use them on. I'll keep searching.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Magnet Cove, Arkansas
Just received these, and I really like the way they lay down color and can give a sharp edge when needed. Really like these pencils!
By Horse lover
I love working with these pastel pencils. They are soft enough to give a smooth application, but also good at rendering crisp detailed lines.
Love these pastel pencils
I work in collage and use pastels to soften edges of the elements that I use. I was finding that stick pastels were hard to control where I wanted to apply. The oencils with their fine point allow for more nuanced application and more subtle effects.
from Fairfax, Virginia
these are working great for me!!!
A real improvement!
from Colorado Springs, CO
In comparison to the other brand I have used, this pastel is much better. I can do much better at drawing the detail I need for the face of the angel I am painting with pastel. I feel more confident.. I can keep a better point. I will buy more colors in this brand.
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from Alvin texas
thought i would try these out and what do you know there super soft and great pigment! they are defently softer than stablio.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Why go anywhere else
from Tamworth NH
Love the wide range of things available. The only down thing is they take a long time to get here compared to other places I've ordered from. Also whom ever is doing the packing should be a little more careful to be sure they pack them right. Many of my pastels did not come with a foam cover and some covers were left on the bottom of the box and not on the top. The ones that came with no cover got bounced around and were a mess by the time they got to me. Not a big deal because I break them apart anyway. Would be nice to have the foam covers though so I can cover and protect them when not using them. Very happy with my product and prices compared to others. Why go anywhere else.
I would buy this product again
from Honolulu, Hi
I use this for soft pastel drawing, especially for drawing in detail.
Love everything about it
from Santa Monica
I bought these for my young daughters. I love these so much, I sit down together with them to draw, just to enjoy the feel and the colors. So theraputic! Would buy again.
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