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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 pastel pencils
from Santa Barbara, CA
Comments about Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils:
The pencils provide the quality I like for achieving good skin tones. Easy to shape to the fine point that is necessary for details.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Smooth Pastel Pencils that are Pretty Solid
from Pemberton, NJ
Comments about Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencil Sets:
A great price for Pastel Pencils. I love the variety of colors that Stabilo CarbOthello offers in its 60 count. I purchased the largest set available in order to supplement my Caran D'ache portrait pastel set. The CarbOthello pastel pencils don't have the nicest cradle insert to hold its pencils in place. I had to take care lifting the top tray out in order to get to the bottom tray of colors. But... OH, the cores are vibrant, thick, and they sharpen very nicely to a sharp point in the Dahle 155 Manual Pencil Sharpener. I used these these pastel pencils on Velour textured pastel paper and also on sanded pastel paper. They gently glided across both surfaces without any surprise hard spots in the core, or breakage if the tips, nor did I have any skipping across the paper. The CarbOthellos blend softly with a decent tortillion or stump. They play well with other pastel brands and are best used for fine details. I also liked using these pencils with white and black charcoal pencils.Overall, I really am satisfied with my purchase of these pencils. They were a good investment. Its just a shame that they are not available in open stock when I run out of a single color.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Actually, we do offer the CarbOthello pencils in open stock. If you would ever like assistance finding a product on our website or have other questions, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to help!
Great to work with them
from San Diego, CA
For drawing, nice and easy to work with them, better packaging could be an improvement.
Good pastel pencils
By Beginner artist
Recommended by my art instructor.
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
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.
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