Lefranc & Bourgeois Conte Soft Pastel

The Conté Soft pastels is a crayon rich in pigments offering both powerful colour and accurate strockes. Holding the pastel upright or slightly inclined, you apply successive layers of colour by using the angles to obtain the maximumintensity of colour or the flat edge of pastel to obtain more softness and transparency.
In contrast to traditional pastel, soft pastel is resistant and does not snap or crumble.


HISTORY :
In 1795, Nicolas-Jacques Conté perfected the quality and manufacture of pencil leads in the colours used by the Italian artists of the 14th century. Many artists and grand masters subsequently used the Conté à Paris pastels owing to the quality of the pigments used, their lightfastness, brightness and the outstanding purity of the colours.


CHARACTERISTICS :
The soft pastels (diameter 8mm, length 70mm) and pastel crayons have a balanced range of 48 bright colours. The exceptional diameter of the Conté à Paris pastel crayon lead (5mm) gives genuine freedom of creation and has and unrivalled feel. All our pastels are produced from the finest selected pigments.


USE :
The Soft Pastel is a crayon rich in pigments offering both: powerful colour and accurate strokes, letting you structure your drawing with ease during the initial drawing phase. Holding the pastel upright or slightly inclined, you apply successive
layers of colour by using the corner to obtain the maximum intensity of colour or the flat edge of the pastel to obtain more softness and transparency.

 


In contrast to traditional pastel, soft pastel is resistant and does not snap or crumble. Be careful never to use a soft eraser with soft pastel, it will spoil your drawing with clumsy marks.

 

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