Pitt Pastel Pencils ideally complement a set of soft pastels, but are equally good as a medium used on their own. They give bright colours and also go a long way - without any of the mess associated with chalk pastels. The tough leads feel soft and smooth to use, and the drawings can be wiped like ordinary pastel paintings. Faber Castell Pastel Pencils are high quality and have extra-thick artists’ pastel leads (4.3mm) which have unsurpassed lightfastness. They can be wiped with a finge, paper wiper or blender to get the best blending effects.