Conté Esquisse Sketching Pencils Set - Pack of 6


$12.96
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  • Product SKU: 50105

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Conté a PARIS sketching pencils give amateur and professional artists both the depth and brilliance of their colours and the precision of their lines.

The Conte a Paris Sketching crayons include various highly reputed colours, Grey and Bistre, 3 grades of white and black complete the range. These crayons are very soft to apply and manufactured using natural pigments (iron oxides, carbon black, and titanium dioxide), clay (kaolin) and a binder (cellulose ether).

This set contains: 1 Pierre noire 2B, 1 charcoal 2B, 1 sepia, 1 sanguine, 1 white and 1 graphite 2B.

  • Sticks are 2½" long × ¼" square (63 mm × 6 mm).
  • Pencil Dimensions: .1 x 0.9 x 0.7 inches (18.3 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm)
  • Item Weight: 3 ounces (1.3 Kg)
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Invented in France in 1795 by Nicolas-Jacques Conté especially for drawing and sketching, Conté Crayons are made from a blend of natural pigments, kaolin clay, and graphite. The Conté crayon has been used by many of the world’s greatest artists, including Picasso, Delacroix, and Degas.

The rich, vivid colours of Conté Crayons mix together nicely, and a range of effects can be consistently produced. They are well suited for use on newsprint, Bristol, toned paper or heavily grained surfaces.

Their rich opacity makes them ideal for work on darker papers and their quality ensures the longevity of drawings. Conté crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control.

Sharpen Conté Crayons to a chisel tip with a sanding pad for detailed work or drag them flat on their sides for various shading techniques on large areas. The unique shape allows the sticks to be broken for easier use.

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Brand Conte
Country of Manufacture France

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