View Full Version : Question about Faber Castell Polychromos (hard) pastel.

02-28-2010, 09:57 AM
Hi all,

Does annyone of you have experiences whit the hard pastel from Faber Castell?
I think to use them to color the backgrounds whit some more control (detail) than soft pastels,but still easy to blend and cover bigger area's.


Paula Ford
02-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Yes, I have a full set and love them.

02-28-2010, 11:05 AM
A pastel instructor I had only uses them as her hard pastels. She wouldn't even look when I showed her my new Derwents.

02-28-2010, 01:10 PM
Of the hard pastels I've tried I like the Faber Castell best. You can do anything with them really, fill in large areas, do detail, whatever. I wouldn't really want to be without them.

Merethe T
02-28-2010, 06:00 PM
I have a full set and have used them for years - they work well for backgrounds, and for details, and for blending colors. I wouldn't be without them and usually use them in every painting I do.

02-28-2010, 09:41 PM
I dont use them but i use same manufacturer coloured pencils (both non watersoluble and watersoluble) and i must say colour range is really nice for example night green. maybe nicest greens what i can imagine. and if i rememver correctly there is only few rare hues what are not goodly lightfast.
and i must add derwents have huge lightfastness problem if i look colourchart correctly and i dont use even derwents. i currently dont use any and i tested years ago cretacolour i think hues are too dull my taste.

03-01-2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks all for answering my question, I ordered a set already :)

03-01-2010, 10:43 PM
Thanks all for answering my question, I ordered a set already :)

How big set ? :)

03-02-2010, 05:18 PM
I ordered the 60 pieces set ^^

03-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Good for you!