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« on: June 05, 2010 11:45:50 PM »

Is there anything that has color like a pastel, but lays it down like charcoal?

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 04:52:11 PM »

Have you tried different types of pastels? There's chalk pastels which lay down a little more powdery than oil pastels for example, and also pastel pencils that can do sharper lines.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 07:59:06 PM »

Regular old pastels?  Oil pastels are WAY too waxy, and so are crayons.  Have you tried conte?  I love it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010 08:25:36 PM »

I like this type of pastel. Not necessarily this brand but, you get the idea.


Hard pressed so they are not as dusty as soft, but still have lots of pigmentation.

« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010 12:27:51 AM »

I was given a nearly brand new set of Carbothello colored pencils from a friend who was moving across the county.

The set I have describes them as a "Colored Charcoal Pencil" - I've used them a couple of times and found them to feel very similar to working with charcoal pencils.  The colors are very vibrant and the texture is not at all oily or waxy.

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