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These German-made pencils are world famous for their quality, lightfast pigments. Their opaque, water-soluble colors blend beautifully and erase easily. The large-diameter lead can make broad strokes or be sharpened to a fine point for details and lettering.
Draw with CarbOthello pencils as you would draw with a pastel stick. CarbOthello pencils can also be used like watercolor pencils — they respond instantly to a wet brush or pre-dampened paper. Pencils have semi-soft leads in a woodcased pencil form and are pre-sharpened.
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Great to work with them
from San Diego, CA
Comments about Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencil Sets:
For drawing, nice and easy to work with them, better packaging could be an improvement.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good pastel pencils
By Beginner artist
from Santa Barbara, CA
Recommended by my art instructor.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Ponchatoula, LA USA
I've been a colored pencil artist for while, producing a lots of commissioned portraits but desired to produce more dramatic contrasts in my work. I'd tried doing multimedia drawings with watercolor and colored pencil and it did move my work a little closer to what I desired but not exactly where I wanted t go, so I decided to try these. I couldn't be more happy with the results. The colors are brilliant. The blending possibilities are endless ... I've just placed an additional order of the colors that I use the most, 20 additional pencils!
from Youngstown, Ohio
I'm fairly new to pastels, but I find that they are so much nicer to use than colored pencils..much less labor intensive but with great coverage and blendability. .
Definitely buying again
By DB Artworks
Layer down nicely! Colors remained vibrant on dark paper
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love this product
from Wa. state
Most important is that these pastel pencils will sharpen to a good point, they don't break
Stabiilo CarbOthello pastel pencils
the best pencils I've ever had!
Richly pigmented AND water-soluble!
By Gratefulgirl Creating
I got these to use for detailing when I use Panpastels. The colors are well pigmented and I like that you can also use them with water. You can even do a bit of good color mixing with them. As long as you don't expect them to behave like water-soluble pencils, in terms of blending out fully, I think you will like them.
from Monte Alto TX
Good for fine details
Smooth and Blend Really Well
from Vancouver, BC
Although I don't do a lot of chalk pastel (more watercolor and oils) I do like to have something easily portable for traveling when I paint outside. I tried a small set of these first and liked them so much I purchased the 64-set. I've also tended to avoid chalk pastels because of the mess! But these solve that problem too and I'll often combine them with the ZIG (from Japan) watercolor brush markers. They layer and blend really well. I'm very pleased.
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