Caran d'Ache Pastel Pencils include a large lead diameter (4.7 mm) with a strong point and a rich texture that adheres well to most surfaces. Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes include a softer texture that preserves their shading qualities. The colour range for both the Pastel Pencils and Pastel Cubes includes a well-balanced selection of 84 shades that are vivid, luminous, natural (toned down), and respond perfectly to the needs of professional pastelists.
Caran d'Ache Pastel Pencils and Pastel Cubes are also exceptionally lightfast. Of the range of 84 colours, 61 keep their intensity and luminosity unchanged for more than 50 years, and some even up to 100 years.
Neocolor I water-resistant wax oil pastels are must-have medium much loved by artists, technical designers, teachers and Fine Art students alike. Its excellent coverage, the smoothness of texture, the luminosity of the 60 colours in the entire range, together with its resistance to water and extreme lightfastness, make it one of the pillars of the Geneva-based Manufacture.
The Neocolor I’s properties enable countless applications on all kinds of backgrounds or materials. Suited to endless forms of artistic expression – from strokes to flat-wash, sgraffito or hot-wax painting, its colours remain as luminous as ever on coloured or dark materials.