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These durable wood-cased pastel pencils have the same pigment used in Cretacolor's Pastel Carré Sticks, a hard pastel, and so are intermixable. They give the same brilliant colors and high lightfastness.
Pastel pencils are characterized by especially soft, oil-free strokes.Colors are mixable, wipeable, and water-soluble. Fixing is required. Color-coded tips permit easy identification. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
decent color & quality, lead is too thin/breaks too easily.
Comments about Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencils:
Sampled a variety of pastel pencils recently, and tried them all side by side (Conte, Cretacolor, Caran d'ache, Faber Castell, Stabilo, Derwent), blending each together with charcoal and white pastel on the same brand/tooth of art paper for careful comparison. The Cretacolor leads were thinner in diameter than any other brand; consequently, this made them the most problematic to sharpen of any I tried (and all pastel pencils tend to be a bit touchy when it comes to sharpening). Electric sharpeners are out of the question pretty much all around, but with the Cretacolor, even hand sharpeners or hand sharpening proved difficult to manage without breaking the lead regularly. Quality of color and blendability were otherwise very competitive and satisfying, but they were too unstable, so when it came to purchasing a full set I went for a different brand. I'd try Cretacolor again if they bulked them the size/stability of their leads.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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nice touch up
I like they way they are blendable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Hobart, Tasmania Australia
I have used these pastel pencils in my work and are extremely happy with them. I save up the restocking for when I do a Blick order as I love shopping online for my supplies as it is an easy and an effective way of purchasing.
Use these pencils for that tiny detail that I need in a portrait.
The best of all the different pastel pencils
By Art girl
from Port Charlotte, fl
These pastel pencils work better then any of the different types of pastel pencils I have. They are easy to blend and don't make a mess like some of the others do. I would definitely buy them again.
Pretty nice for the $
from Redmond, OR
Really nice for the money. Would recommend for the dollar conscious artist. Great range of colors as well. Can be a problem with breakage when sharpened. Richness of pigment is lacking in some of the colors I have purchased. However whites and blacks are quite rich.
Nice pastel pencils
By Marcia the Flower Girl
from Bloomer, Wis
I used the pencils making homemade cards. I would color in flowers, butterflies or trees. I used them to make edges or sharp lines to outline my flowers. They work well with the pan pastels and can be blended together.
from McCormlck SC
Pastels were a good quality. They were packaged well for delivery.
By ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Comments about Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel Pencil Sets:
I AM A NEW PASTEL PENCIL ARTIST AND HAVE FOUND THESE PENCILS VERY EASY TO USE. tHEY SMOOTH OUT VERY NICELY WITH THE RESULTS I AM LOOKING FOR. tHE CREATING OF DIFFERENT COLORS BY MIXING TWO COLORS OR MORE IS VERY PLEASING. I WILL DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO USE THIS PRODUCT
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
To soon for my statement for review
from Concord, CA
I am anxious to use the pastel pencil seet that I purchased. I am realitively new to the use of pastel and will be trying a new project soon. It is too early for me to give a proper evaluation of this product.
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