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 grained 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
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
A really traditional range of colours which are beautiful to use. Margaret (Nantwich, United Kingdom) on 2 Mar 2017