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Conté à Paris Pencil Set of 12

Special Price $34.20 Regular Price $41.88
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CO2181

Conté à Paris pastel pencils are available in a range of 48 colours. The density is slightly harder than the Conté soft pastel range, which means the pencils are particularly good for detailed work, and makes them an ideal compliment to soft pastels.

The exceptional diameter of the Conte a Paris pastel pencil (5 mm) lead gives genuine freedom of creation and has an unrivalled feel. The pastel is perfect pencil companion to soft pastel because its lead is slightly harder with less pigment. It is preferable to Conte soft pastels and crayons when details is required for small and medium sized formats.

Le diamètre exceptionnel de la mine des Crayons pastel de Conté à Paris offre une vraie liberté de traité et une sensation inégalée. Le crayon pastel est le complément idéal du pastel tendre. Sa mine étant légèrement plus dure et moins pigmentée il sera préféré aux pastels tendres ou aux carrés lors des travaux exigeant de la précision et de la finesse dans les petits et moyens formats. Contrairement aux pastels tendres, il est recommandé de ne pas utiliser les crayons pastels en rajouts successifs de couleur, mais en appliquant à la manière d'un patchwork les couleurs pures côte à côte.

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The exceptional diameter of the Conté à Paris pastel pencil (5 mm) lead gives genuine freedom of creation and has an unrivalled feel. The pastel is a perfect pencil companion to soft pastel because it's lead is slightly harder with less pigment. It is preferable to Conté soft pastels and crayons when detail is required for small and medium sized formats.

Conté à Paris

Frenchman Nicolas Conté was a classic 18th-century Renaissance man: a chemist, inventor, soldier and balloonist as well as artist. Most importantly for our purposes, he created the pencil as we know it, responding to a wartime lack of British graphite by mixing the material with clay, thereby introducing the possibility of different degrees of hardness. He then went on to invent the Conté Carré Crayon, a firm pastel used by Degas and Picasso, among others. The company is still justly famed for these and it’s other ranges of pastels, crayons and pencils.

Size:

Length: 176.5 mm

Diameter 8.5 mm

Lead diameter 5mm

Crayons pastel

Le diamètre exceptionnel de la mine des Crayons pastel de Conté à Paris offre une vraie liberté de traité et une sensation inégalée. Le crayon pastel est le complément idéal du pastel tendre. Sa mine étant légèrement plus dure et moins pigmentée il sera préféré aux pastels tendres ou aux carrés lors des travaux exigeant de la précision et de la finesse dans les petits et moyens formats. Contrairement aux pastels tendres, il est recommandé de ne pas utiliser les crayons pastels en rajouts successifs de couleur, mais en appliquant à la manière d'un patchwork les couleurs pures côte à côte.

Use this colour chart as an approximation of the real colour. If exact colour matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.

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Country of Manufacture France
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