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.