"Faber-Castell's PITT monochrome crayons hark back to this long tradition of figure drawing, which is why the crayons designed for sketching are harder than conventional pastel crayons. For this reason, the lines do not disappear completely when smudged. The sanguine and sepia crayons are supplemented by oil-free and oil-based drawing pencils for sketching details and lines. "
Available in blacks, whites, sepias and sanguines - traditional sketching pencils
Oil based pencils are waterproof and smudgeproof
Oil free pencils can be smudged and blended to soften and add depth
Rich, fade resistant pigments
lead is SV bonded (securely gluing the lead to the wood on both sides down the full length of the pencil) this helps prevent breakage and allows for better sharpening to produce a fine point.
Top tips from Faber Castell on using the Pitt Monochrome Sketching Pencils
Oil base pencils Unlike the oil-free pencils and crayons, the pencils marked as OIL BASE adhere firmly to the background and are smudge and waterproof. The black drawing pencil comes in 5 grades of hardness, offering a wide range of drawing and sketching possibilities.
Oil-free pastel pencils These pencils in a variety of earth tones can be easily smudged with a finger to create coloured areas and delicate colour transitions, and require light fixing to preserve the drawing.
Drawing lines and areas The artists' pencils are ideal for drawing details, while the artists' crayons are better suited to large or broad lines and areas.
Lightening with white The different earth tones only display their full and unique character when lightened with white. Depending on the individual pigment, the shades also take on either warm or cool nuances.
Blending with white White is not only used to apply highlights (especially on coloured paper), but also for smudging and blending. Two different grades of hardness facilitate the various shading techniques.
Fixing The products adhere so well to textured backgrounds that only minimal fixing is required. The colours are unaffected by exposure to sunlight.