View Full Version : pastel pencils

04-29-2008, 10:13 PM
what brand of pastel pencils do you use and why? do you know which ones are the most lightfast?

04-30-2008, 08:35 AM
I use Stabillo Carbothello, only because they were recommended to me for painting on watercolor paper using a photograph as an underpainting. The lightfastness is marked on the individual pencils. I find them hardish to use because they seem hardish in texture, but it could be just that I'm a RANK AMATEUR.


05-01-2008, 06:40 AM
About the only time I use a pencil is for a signature. But I have Van Gogh by Talens because they are all lightfast.

05-01-2008, 07:26 PM
The carb Othellos are what I use (for 16 years) and I know of a number of artists who use them. I use them in conjunction with my NuPastels and all the softies (Rembrants, Schminks, etc.)