The soft pastel pencil is a medium made from pigment and soft binding agents, such as calcium carbonate, encased in wood. This creates a vivid, blendable color that is slightly harder than traditional pastels making them ideal for detail work. Koh-I-Noor Artists' Drawing Pencils feature a range of sepia tones, blacks, white and charcoal pigmented instruments, and produce high quality chalk renderings. Artwork created with soft pastel & artists' drawing pencils is extremely fragile and often requires a finishing fixative to prevent the unwanted spread of the fine pigment particles. However, chalk and pastel paintings truly stand the test of time because they are made with a higher concentration of pure pigments than many other media, and thus maintain their brilliant quality.
Koh-I-Noor has been producing pencils since 1790. They continue to bring quality to artists today. Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils provide a smooth finish of conventional pastels without the mess, and work well on dark or light mediums. The California cedar wood casings won't slip when wet - perfect for artists who draw in humid or wet weather.
- Lightfast and fade resistant
- Use for lines, drawing, toning and coloring
- Highly blendable
- Rich in pigment for deep shading
Set contains 12 colored pencils in a metal tin.