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These round, wood-cased pencils have rich colors with an abrasive for easier stumping.
They're excellent for portraits and landscapes. Sharpen them with a razor blade or knife. Pencils come pre-sharpened.
Set of 6
This set includes one each of Black 2B, Charcoal 2B, Sepia, Sanguine, White, and Graphite.
Sketching Easel Set
Designed for the beginning sketch artist, the Conté à Paris Sketching Easel Set offers a variety of high-quality art materials along with a sleek, adjustable wood desktop easel. The set includes the following materials:
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Conte a Paris products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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Good Pencils, Bad Shipping
from Los Angeles
Comments about Conté Conté Sketching Pencils:
I ordered these pencils online rather than buying directly from a store as they were out of stock.Although these pencils performed excellent as they are amazing in the first place, the shipping method was horrible as it was just put into a plastic bag. Because of that, during the shipping the tip of the leads broke. Luckily the lead inside wasn't too banged up and I was still able to sharpen and use the pencils.So overall great product, bad shipping method. I recommend just going in store to purchase this item rather than having it shipped to you.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fantastic Pencils, needs better shipping packaging.
from Denver, CO
I loved the price. Love this pencil, fantastic pencil for getting plenty of depth and control. Only thing is I wish this company would ship them better. I receieved my pencils shipped in a bag resulting in a few of them having hairline fractures which would crumble in my hands as I tried sharpening. If they could put them in pencil boxes or something of that nature when they ship it would help a lot.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the pencils you received were damaged in shipping, and we're happy to take care of this for you. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be in touch to assist you.
from Stuart Florida
This is an excellent drawing medium that was recommended to me by my art teacher. Wouldn't use any other charcoal!
Awesome sketching pencil!
This pencil gives user a lot of latitude and variety of line and shading
from Chicago, IL
I use these with newsprint for studies. This combination has been recommended by several online artists, and I used a similar combination many years ago in art class - I can see why. You can get a nice even tone, or go really dark, without all the dust you normally get from vine or willow charcoal. I like that the paper grabs it, and you can still do a little finger blending. I've used conte in crayons before, but it is nice to have a full pencil which is easier for me to draw with.
Best Value By Far
from Central, IL
Looked many places and this is by far the best deal I could find for these pencils. The quality of the pencil seems to be better than similar that I have ordered elsewhere in the past. The service was amazing and shipping was fast! All around great deal and I will definitely order again from here.
Blacks are truly black
from Milton FL
I've seen on YouTube that lots of folks are using these pencils for practice sketching with Newsprint... so I thought I'd give it a try. Great darks and is erasable if you mess up. A little too much friction for me say compared to chalk or charcoal; however, it forces you to make each stroke count as it is a mess to erase and redraw... smears fine for grays. I think it will make me a better artist as now I can't totally rely on the eraser to fix things and need to try harder to get it right the first time...
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After trying other brands and this .My conclusion is: if your budget is tight , buy the orange General's ones ; if you don't mind to spend a bit more , buy these Conte pencils . The Conte ones are twice as big only smoother than the former .The darkness of B grade is comparable to between 2b and 4b of General's. When the Conte is on sales, they are really the deal.I am learning figure drawing and I use newsprint paper. Both brands work perfectly on the paper.There is no doubt why every art teacher would recommend Conte pencils
Conte Sketching pencils
from San Diego
I use the pencils to do my sketch drawings. These pencils are great for practicing your skills.
from Tacoma, WA
These pencils are a big step up from my normal sketching pencils. They are versatile, distribute on the paper well, and are easily erasable. I look forward to creating my next masterpiece with them!
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