Pastels

CONTE PASTEL PENCILS

The Conte Pastel Pencils range is excellent for toning. Rich in pigment, they are available in 49 colours. Larger than most other pastel pencil, they have a very fine, smooth lead.
Suitable for all coloured papers, with the intense opaqueness more evident when used on darker coloured paper. Cased in a durable hard wood, the Conte Pastel Pencils are easily sharpened to a point for fine detailed work but can be laid down heavily and create effective blocks of colour.

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SENNELIER OIL PASTELS

Exceptionally smooth and creamy, these pastels are the ultimate in the combination of blending power and opacity. The 70x10mm diameter pastels will work well on a variety of substrates, from paper and primed boards through to metal plates and glass.


SENNELIER SOFT PASTELS

Hand-made and naturally air-dried, Sennelier Soft Pastels carry the stringent US non-toxic label for health and safety. These pastels are available in a stunning array of colours. Pastels measure 10mm in diameter and 70mm long.


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Charcoal

GENERALS CHARCOAL

A rich and smooth charcoal pencil that is extremely versatile. The General’s Charcoal Pencil can be used for sketching, shading, as well as line work. It can also be easily erased and to achieve washed effect use water and a brush.

NITRAM CHARCOAL

The unique manufacturing process produces a high-grade rich black charcoal that is neither compressed nor reconstituted.

Unlike other charcoal, Nitram is less prone to breaking, splitting or excessive dusting. Nitram comes in different grades in colour-coded packs: B, HB and H, as well as Extra Soft grades in a variety of larger sizes.


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Fixatives

SENNELIER CHARCOAL AND GRAPHITE FIXATIVE

Delacroix by Sennelier, have developed a resin/alcohol solution especially for fixing carbon and conte pigment drawings. This solution is able to fix the particles without yellowing or dulling the drama of the dense blacks by creating a resistant protective film. This product is not to be used on pastels due to its high resin content.

SENNELIER SOFT PASTEL FIXATIVE

This traditional formula is ‘time-tested’ and assured since the days of Degas. Made from a resin and alcohol-based solution that protects soft pastel drawings, at the same time it binds the pastel particles without the yellowing and gloss effect so often found in normal fixatives. Pastel hues and colour balance are left intact. Sennelier recommend 2-3 light coats.


SENNELIER OIL PASTEL FIXATIVE

Sennelier have developed a special fixative just for oil pastels, made from a transparent vinyl resin that produces an even surface gloss. This film not only protects the pastel surface from dust and grit, but also hardens up the surface to minimise the accidental damage in handling finished works.