Experiments with Neocolor I
Lately I’ve been experimenting with Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax pastels as I am not a big fan of more powdery pan pastels on crepe paper, mostly due to the issues with the pastel rubbing off.
Some initial impressions of the Neocolor I:
- Easy to use – work much like Crayola wax crayons but have the colour intensity of an artist-grade pastel range.
- Sits on top of the crepe paper - this is useful when you want to add a light colour to a darker crepe background
- Colour appears to adhere to paper quite well!
- My biggest struggle was with the not too pointy shape and getting into smaller regions, but I think a sharpener or craft knife could possibly help remedy this problem.
Pictured is a color experiment on paper tulip petals using Copic markers (R43, YR01) and Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax pastels (olive and yellow) on salmon/watermelon doublette crepe.