We simply do not do enough to trumpet the quality of the drawing materials produced by the Swiss-based Caran d'Ache. These superior watercolor wax crayons are amazing and are among our bestsellers.
Neocolor IIs are superior-quality water-soluble wax pastels that meet the most exacting requirements of artists, illustrators, graphic artists, and students. Water-soluble, soft and easy to work, they offer strong bright colors, and are very economical, thanks to their exceptional covering power. Excellent lightfastness. They are perfect for techniques such as dry or wet drawing on all materials; watercolor effects, washes, scraping out; and are suitable for use on (illuminated) signs and panels. Product conforms to CE EN71ans AP (US market only).
Watercolors: Make a sketch, sprinkle it with water and allow the colors to dilute. Pick up colors from a palette and paint in wet as watercolor. Apply Neocolor II onto smooth paper and spread it onto the design with a stiff brush.
Bold painting: Create a large design on dry paper. Spread the colors vigorously with wet fingers.
Wash and varnish: Hold the pastel flat and draw on moistened paper. color the design with a brush full of Neocolor II. Cover the dry layers with a transparent layer.
Rainbow techniques: Pick up the graded colors from a smooth palette and place the brush flat on the paper. Template: Apply Neocolor II on a template or on the edge of sheets of smooth paper. Spread the color onto the design with the fingers.
Monotype: Draw with Neocolor II on a mirror or any flat glass surface. Cover the design with moist paper, press it down firmly then peel it off. Neocolor II washes off any smooth surface with water.