Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils have been developed using the most up to date technology. For many years they have been the standard for many artists, architects, graphic artists, illustrators and designers. Polychromos Artists’ pencils have long lasting colour intensity and high covering power thanks to their base of pure pigments. Polychromos Artists’ pencils have a particularly soft and water-resistant oil pastel pigment lead. They are incredibly soft and supple and produce a rich stroke that cannot be smudged. The high elasticity of the leads, which can be sharpened finely, allow the drawing of filigree details and also the filling in of large, intense blocks of colour. Polychromos Artists’ pencils have an excellent covering power and can be used on many surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood or textiles.