This set contains the full colour range of 48 Conte a Paris Pastel Pencils in a tin. Pastel Pencils offer more control compared to pastels and are exceptionally good for creating fine detail pastel drawings. Conte Pastel Pencils blend easily and have a wide 5mm lead so that colour can be laid down quickly across the paper.Try combining Conte Pastel Pastels with Conte Soft Pastels or Conte Carres Hard Pastels to achieve a variety of pastel techniques, from expressive pastel work and colour layering to fine detail precision drawing.We recommend that you use these pastel pencils on a pastel paper. Pastel paper has a grain for the pastel to adhere to, preventing the pastel pigment from falling off the paper. Once you have completed your pastel piece, use a fixative to protect the pastel and to keep colours rich and vibrant.This set is ideal for any pastel artist that likes to work in fine detail.