Monochrome = Painting with one color.

All Pitt Monochrome products have maximum lightfastness!

The Pitt Monochrome assortment can be subdivided into the following areas:



Classical monochrome earth tones

Earth tones such as sepia, sanguine, umber and bistre were already known to the great painters of the Middle Ages. Faber-Castell offers these colors as pencils as well as crayons.

We offer two types of crayons...

Unburnt = soft and smooth

Raw chalks contain a special binding agent which give them a silky feeling with used.

The pigments penetrate deeper into the surface of the paper, but fixing may still be necessary.

Burnt = hard and brittle

The burnt crayons are harder and more brittle.

The pigments do not rub into the paper as easily, and therefore need to be fixed.

Oil-base artist pencils

No smudging; erasable only to a limited extent.

No fixing spray needed (particularly suitable for outlines).

Oil-free artist pencils (Pitt Pastel Pencil, available in sets)

Can be wiped for added effects.

Fixing spray is required.