Polychromos artists’ pastels are ideal for drawing of very fine details, as well as the shading of larger areas. The pastels are characterised by their stable consistency, economy of use and excellent adherence to paper, cardboard, wood and stone.
You can also grind into a fine pigment powder using sandpaper, and then mixed with oil, resin or an acrylic medium to form paint.
A bit about the brand: Faber-Castell, founded in 1761, is one of the oldest and biggest pencil manufacturers in the world and it prides itself on being an international business with German roots. The company celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2011 and is still in the hands of the same family, managed by the eighth generation Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.
Based on its core values of competence and tradition, outstanding quality, innovation and creativity and social and environmental responsibility, the company has five key fields of competence. These include Playing & Learning, Art & Graphic and Premium as well as, General Writing and Marking.
Faber-Castell is recognized for its iconic GRIP collection which features throughout the range as well as the innovative Connector concept which encourages children’s creativity. Products such as the GRIP 2001 Pencil and GRIP Marker Textliner have collected numerous awards over the years for their unique and ergonomic designs.
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