These crayons are very soft to use and are manufactured using natural pigments (iron oxides, carbon black, titanium dioxide), clay (kaolin) and a binder (cellulose ether). They are then baked after being extruded and dried. The degree of baking varies the grade (hardness: H/softness: B) of the black and white crayons. Two special tints for portraits (rose and brown) were recently developed and enhance this "sketching" range, a genuine artistic reference for all Artists.
The Conté crayons can be used in different ways:
The supports: all types of gr ained papers (mainly semi-colored papers), canvas or various supports with unevenness.
This is a very good value for money set and the pastels, being fine, are excellent for detailed work. Judith Marlor (Bolton, United Kingdom) on 23 Jun 2014
A really traditional range of colours which are beautiful to use. Margaret (Nantwich, United Kingdom) on 2 Mar 2017
Great colour selection. Good quality and not too soft. If you prefer a harder pastel these are the ones to go for. LOUISA PATRICK (BELPER, United Kingdom) on 13 Jul 2016