Faber-Castell's Pitt Pastel Pencils are very suitable for lines, shading, and delicate colour transitions, and also for extended areas. Use them for sketches, studies, portraits, still-life and landscape drawings. They give a smooth flow of color, without being used up too rapidly. Colours are rich in pigment, allowing dense shading. Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils do not change on fixing or exposure to light.
Wood-cased Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils do not dirty the fingers, as the leads are free of oils. They can easily be wiped to merge areas of colours, which means that they must then be fixed to protect the drawing. Pencils are pre-sharpened. Individual light fastness ratings are printed on each pencil's casing.