NEOCOLOR, THE OUTSTANDING PRODUCT
Neocolor, the range of superior-quality wax pastels available as a permanent version (Neocolor I) and water-soluble version (Neocolor II). These pastels boast excellent light resistance and their high pigment concentration makes them economical to use. Multifunctional, the Neocolor products offer extensive creative possibilities on a wide range of media. Suitable for all practices, they are ideal for artists, amateurs of drawing andcreative leisure activities as well as teachers and budding artists.
NEOCOLOR I : THE WATER-RESISTANT WAX OIL PASTEL
Neocolor I water-resistant wax oil pastels are must-have medium much loved by artists, technical designers, teachers and Fine Art students alike. Internationally known by its own name and a pioneer in the field, Neocolor I revolutionised the world of drawing and art teaching from the time of its creation in 1952 in the Caran d’Ache workshops.
Its excellent coverage, the smoothness of texture, the luminosity of the 60 colours in the entire range, together with its resistance to water and extreme lightfastness, make it one of the pillars of the Geneva-based Manufacture.
The Neocolor I’s properties enable countless applications on all kinds of backgrounds or materials. Suited to endless forms of artistic expression – from strokes to flat-wash, sgraffito or hot-wax painting, its colours remain as luminous as ever on coloured or dark materials.
NEOCOLOR II : THE WATER-SOLUBLE WAX OIL PASTEL
Neocolor II water-soluble wax oil pastels highlight the enormous innovative capabilities of the Maison Caran d’Ache. Created in 1972 as the continuation of the famous Neocolor I range, they offer boundless creative possibilities for artists and beginners alike.
Basing their work on the existing excellent qualities – exceptional coverage, smoothness and extreme lightfastness –, the craftsmen of the Manufacture added water solubility, a property greatly appreciated by connoisseurs of the Maison from all manner of artistic fields and from school age upwards.
Neocolor II can be used for all forms of creativity, ranging from drawings on dry or wet materials, monotypes, impregnation, wet drawing, glazing or rainbow gradation. With 84 colours, the entire range offers almost unlimited scope for the imagination, to the point where even experienced artists once more see things through the eyes of a child, thereby liberating the purest of all creative energies: that of the sheer wonderment evoked by colours.
Neocolor I and II pastels are entirely developed and crafted in the Caran d’Ache workshops, according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with environmental norms and certifications.