The exceptional diameter of the Conté à Paris pastel pencil (5mm) lead gives genuine freedom of creation and has an unrivaled feel. The pastel is the perfect pencil companion to soft pastel because its lead is slightly harder with less pigment. It is preferable to Conté's soft pastels and crayons when detail is required for small and medium-sized formats. In contrast with soft pastels, pastel pencils should not be added in successive layers of colors, but used as pure colors laid out in patchwork fashion side by side (so as not to dull the shades).
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