Conte Pastel Pencils, Black


  • Slightly harder density than the soft pastel range
  • Great for detailed work
  • Available in 48 different colours
  • Exceptional brightness
  • Pencil diameter is 8.5 mm and lead diameter is 5 mm

23 in stock

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Large diameter pastel pencils with very fine, smooth colored leads that are strong and easily blendable. Work well on a wide range of papers. The abrasives in the pencils provide excellent toning and stumping qualities.




The history of Conté à Paris products cannot be separated from the personality of the company’s founder, Nicolas Jacques Conté. Born in 1755, Nicolas claimed the title of painter, chemist, physicist, hot air baloonist and inventor during the fifty years of his life. His historical achievement is undeniable. In 1794, he developed the modern graphite lead from a mixture of clay and graphite, thus making it finally possible to create different hardness grades for pencils. The pencil factory he set up in 1795, enabled France to produce its own calligraphy and drawing materials. A few years later, he developed “pencils without sleeves” (bare leads) replacing those made from “Italian stone”. He worked on making the colours “fixed and unchangeable” to meet the requirements of the painters of the day. Artists’ pencils and pastels were born. Over the decades, the quality and depth of its ranges have enabled Conté à Paris to establish itself as a true reference for artists worldwide. Used by top masters, amateur artists and art students alike, Conté à Paris offers the widest variety of techniques and effects possible for drawing, sketching and pastel work.


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Conte Pastel Pencils, Black

Conte Pastel Pencils, Black


23 in stock