The pastel is perfect pencil companion to soft pastel because its lead is slightly harder with less pigment
It is preferable to Conté soft pastels and crayons when details is required for small and medium sized formats.
In contrast with soft pastels, pastel pencil should not be added in successive layers of colours, but used as pure colours laid out in patchwork fashion side by side
These large diameter pencils have very fine, smooth leads that are rich in pigment. The presence of abrasives provides excellent toning and stumping qualities. Use Conté pencils to obtain a precise mark or line on a variety of papers. Pencils are pre-sharpened.