Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels

Caran d'Ache, the manufacturer of Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels, recently released a gift set of 126 Neocolor II Artists' Crayons. According to the item description, Caran D’Ache’s new 126 piece set includes 42 new Neocolor II colors, including 10 metallics. This largest set also includes a stippling brush, two sponge pads, a sharpener, and a Technalo HB pencil. Although the photograph of the set is great, it would be helpful if the crayon colors that are included in the set were identified in the item description.

Note: Wax pastels and wax crayons are used interchangeably. They mean the same thing.

Click HERE to see my Squidoo Lens, "Creating Art Using Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels," which documents my discoveries with Neocolor II and provides helpful links to other artists who use Neocolor II in their artworks.

Neocolor II Gift Set of 126

Here are the forty-four colors (not forty-two) added to the Set of 84:

Apricot, Ash Grey Metallic, Aubergine, Bismuth Green, Blue Jeans, Bright Green, Burnt Umber, Chestnut, Chinese Green, Chromium Oxyde Green, Cobalt Green Hue, Cobalt Violet Hue, Cocoa, Crimson Alizarin Hue, Dark English Green, Dark Gold Metallic, Dark Ultramarine, Fast Orange, Flesh, Gentian Blue, Golden Cadmium Yellow Hue, Ice Blue, Light Cadmium Red Hue, Light Cobalt Blue Hue, Light Lemon Yellow, Manganese Violet, Middle Cobalt Blue Hue, Night Blue, Olive Black, Payne’s Grey, Phthalocyanine Blue, Phthalocyanine Blue Metallic, Phthalocyanine Green, Phthalocyanine Green Metallic, Pink Metallic, Purplish Red, Raw Sienna, Saffron, Sahara Yellow, Scarlet Metallic, Toledo Brown, Turquoise Green, Ultramarine Pink, Violet Metallic.

Please Note: The Gift Set of 126 Neocolor II crayons includes all of the above colors added to the Set of 84 with two exceptions: Dunkelbeige and Turquoise--two crayons included in the Set of 84--are not included in the Set of 126.

Neocolor II Email Questions

This post is an attempt to answer the emails I've received. I have identified the colors that are included in the following sets of Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels, and I hope this answers your questions and offers information to help in your purchasing decisions. I would like to thank Rebecca Doyle, a member of the Product Information Team at Blick Art Materials for helping me with this research.

Neocolor II Set of 10
Yellow, Orange, Scarlet, Purple, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Brown, Black and White.

Neocolor II Set of 15

Yellow, Orange, Vermilion, Scarlet, Purple, Violet, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue, Emerald Green, Yellow Green, Ochre, Brown, Black and White.

Neocolor II Set of 30

Black, Brown, Carmine, Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Grey, Lemon Yellow, Light Blue, Light Grey, Light Olive, Lilac, Malachite Green, Ochre, Olive, Orange, Periwinkle Blue, Pink, Prussian Blue, Purple, Raw Umber, Russet, Salmon, Scarlet, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine, Vermilion, Violet, White, Yellow, Yellow Green.

Neocolor II Set of 40
Salmon, Orangish Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Grass Green, Emerald Green, Malachite Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Violet, Lilac, Purple Violet, Purple, Carmine, Scarlet, Vermilion, Flame Red, Orange, Golden Yellow, Yellow, Pink, Mauve, Periwinkle Blue, Sky Blue, Light Blue, Turquoise Blue, Jade Green, Lime Green, Light Olive, Ochre, Russet, Brown, Raw Umber, Prussian Blue, Dark Green, Olive, White, Light Grey, Grey, and Black.

Neocolor II Set of 84

Azurite Blue, Beige, Black, Blue, Bluish Green, Bordeaux Red, Bronze, Brown, Burnt Sienna, Canary Yellow, Carmine, Charcoal Grey, Cinnamon, Cobalt Blue, Dark Green, Dark Grey, Dunkelbeige, Emerald Green, Empire Green, English Red, Flame Red, Gold, Golden Ochre, Golden Yellow, Grass Green, Green Ochre, Greenish Blue, Grey, Greyish Black, Indian Red, Indigo Blue, Jade Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Beige, Light Blue, Light Green, Light Grey, Light Ochre, Light Olive, Lilac, Lime Green, Malachite Green, Mauve, Moss Green, Mouse Grey, Naples Yellow, Ochre, Olive, Olive Brown, Orange, Orangish Yellow, Pale Yellow, Periwinkle Blue, Pink, Prussian Blue, Purple, Purple Violet, Raspberry Red, Raw Umber, Reddish Orange, Royal Blue, Ruby Red, Russet, Salmon, Salmon Pink, Sapphire Blue, Scarlet, Sepia, Silver, Silver Grey, Sky Blue, Spring Green, Steel Grey, Turquoise, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine, Vandyke Brown, Venetian Red, Vermilion, Veronese Green, Violet, White, Yellow, Yellow Green.

Excellent Lightfastness

Neocolor II wax pastels are well known for their excellent lightfastness and their high pigment concentration. They are softer than colored pencils, denser than children's wax crayons, and extremely responsive to a wet brush. Wet and dry techniques can be combined in the same drawing.

My Neocolor II Artwork

Click HERE to see the fiber art and some colored pencil art I created using Neocolor II, including some techniques, or you can go to "Labels" in my sidebar and click on "Neocolor II." Please note that there is more than one page in "Neocolor II," so you'll need to click on "Older Posts" at the end of each page to see more artwork and techniques.

Source: Blick Art Materials


Cindy said...

Bless your little heart for all this work. I was just thinking about getting a larger set of Neocolors and was wondering what my options were. I'm working on my first piece with the Neocolors as an underpainting for colored pencil on pastelboard. I think I like the process :-0

Fannie said...

Cindy, I'm glad you found this information helpful. Isn't it great to have Neocolors as another medium to enhance colored pencil artwork. Enjoy creating!

Jacq said...

Thank you for all the good information.

Fannie said...

You're welcome, Jacq.

I like your photo. What is its meaning?

Beth Macre said...

Thank you for the pictures Fannie! I've heard so many artists talking about and trying these out and I didn't know what they even looked like. I'm going to try some out!

DeBee said...

You are so helpful. Do you own all these sets? I "treated" myself to 3 individual colors before the holidays. Tomorrow is my birthday, so I may buy a few more. (Still thinking about the embellisher, too. I might decide to get a better sewing machine instead, since I will probably sew more than embellish. But I could PLAY in so many different ways with that embellisher!)

Fannie said...

Hi, DeBee. No, I don't own all these sets. ;-D

Let me be the first to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How will you celebrate your birthday?

Ben said...

I saw that someone in North America (Blick) finally has the new, big set of Necolors. I'd love to get it, but not sure why it is SO much more expensive. le sigh. I will be eager to see when the new colours are available in open stock. Thanks!

Fannie said...

Hi, Ben. Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I, too, am eager to see the new colors in open stock.

Do you use Neocolors? Do you have a website?