Neocolor I water-resistant wax oil pastels are must-have medium much loved by artists, technical designers, teachers and Fine Art students alike. Internationally known by its own name and a pioneer in the field, Neocolor I revolutionised the world of drawing and art teaching from the time of its creation in 1952 in the Caran d’Ache workshops. 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.
Place a sheet of heavy paper on a heated surface. Draw with Neocolor I, allowing the pastel to melt. Work in any remaining bits with a spatula.
Neocolor I, particularly the metallic colours, give good, luminous coverage even on dark paper
Scraping: Apply a thick layer of clear Neocolor I onto smooth paper. Cover it with a thin layer of acrylic. Let it dry then scrape back the surface to create the design required.
Neocolor I wax oil pastels are entirely developed and manufactured in the Caran d’Ache workshops, according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with environmental norms and certifications.