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Conté Sketching Crayons & Pencils

Invented in France in 1795 by Nicolas-Jacques Conté especially for drawing and sketching, Conté Crayons are made from a blend of natural pigments, kaolin clay, and graphite. The Conté crayon has been used by many of the world’s greatest artists, including Picasso, Delacroix, and Degas.

The rich, vivid colors of Conté Crayons mix together nicely, and a range of effects can be consistently produced. They are well suited for use on newsprint, bristol, toned paper or heavily grained surfaces. Their rich opacity makes them ideal for work on darker papers and their quality ensures the longevity of drawings. Conté crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control.

Sharpen Conté Crayons to a chisel tip with a sanding pad for detailed work or drag them flat on their sides for various shading techniques on large areas. The unique shape allows the sticks to be broken for easier use. Sticks are 2½" long × ¼" square (63 mm × 6 mm).

conte crayons

Conté Sketch Crayons - $2.50 each

Available Colors:

Bistre Portrait Brown Sanguine Watteau
Black HB Portrait Pink White HB
Black B Sanguine White B
Black 2B Sanguine XVIII White 2B
Grey Sanguine Medicis  
conte pencil

Conté Sketch Pencils - $2.95 each

Available Colors:

Carbon Black HB Pierre Noire HB Sanguine XVIII
Carbon Black 2B Pierre Noire B Sanguine Medicis
Carbon Black 3B Pierre Noire 2B Sepia
Charcoal Black HB Pierre Noire 3B White
Charcoal Black 2B Sanguine  
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Conté Sketch Crayon Sets

Description Price Description Price
Set of 12 Black 2B $28.95 Set of 12 Assorted Basic Colors $28.95
Set of 12 White 2B $28.95 Set of 24 Assorted Basic Colors $58.79
Set of 12 Classic Sketch Tones $28.95    
Set of 12 Portrait Tones $28.95    
       


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