Turnkey multi-product set that combines complementary media to create exceptional effects. This comprehensive mixed media set from Caran d’Ache boasts 13 carefully curated mark-making tools housed in a metal travelling tin. Combine water-soluble graphite in both black and colour to create a multitude of different effects.
- 13 artistic tools:
- 2 Technalo hardnesses (6B, 3B),
- 3 Technalo RGB (Red 575, Green 719, Blue 159),
- 3 Grafcube RGB (Red 575, Green 719, Blue 159)
- 2 Museum Aquarelle (yellow ochre, blood red),
- 3 accessories (brush, eraser, pencil sharpener)
- Metal travelling box, dim. 183 x 54 x 37 mm and sleeve with the euro hanger system
- Swiss Made, FSC
Technalo water-soluble graphite pencils contain an aquarelle lead, allowing a uniform darkening of large surfaces, and regular and intense line drawing. The Technalo RGB Water-Soluble Graphite Pencil is a brand new version of the Caran D’Ache’s popular water-soluble Technalo pencil, except this one, is slightly tinted with pigment so it has a subtle colour wash when used with water. When it’s dry it’s a soft 3B graphite. Technalo pencils can also be blended with watercolour pencils (Supracolor & Museum Aquarelle) to achieve even more colour variations.
Technalo RGB: the power of graphite fused with the magic of water-soluble colour. Caran d’Ache is reinforcing its Graphite Line range with a new generation of graphite. The new Technalo RGB – named after the famous Red, Green, Blue coding system – fuse
the power of graphite with the magic of colour to create exceptional effects: 2-in 1 tools that combine the qualities of a
colour pencil with water-soluble lead and a graphite pencil to meet the discerning requirements of artists and creative professionals.
Used dry, these media retain the original properties of graphite. In contact with water, the black is tinted with subtle shades of carmine lacquer (575), dark phthalo green (719) or Prussian blue (159) for unique renderings. These innovative tools offer new creative dimensions with the promise of exceptional lightfastness.
- Ideal for all artist rendering sketches, figure drawings and portraits.
- Cedarwood pencil, hardness 3B.
- Hexagonal barrel, 3-mm diameter lead.
- Excellent lightfastness, dry or water-soluble.
- A coloured graphite pencil (not a pencil of graphited colour). Applied dry, the rendering is similar to graphite. The subtle hues reveal themselves only in contact with water.
- 2-in-1 pencil, graphite & subtle water-soluble colours.
- Perfect for creating delicate, subtly coloured washes.
- Pencil measures 17,7 cm.
Museum Aquarelle: The softness of the lead in addition to its large, 3.8 mm diameter means that Museum Aquarelle pencils can be used in several ways – both dry and as watercolours. From precision drawing to wet drawing, blending, mixed, gradation or overlaying techniques: artists now can achieve exceptional watercolour effects.
Caran d’Ache was founded in Geneva in 1924 and remains Switzerland s only manufacturer of pencils, fine arts products and writing instruments. They are known throughout the world of artists, architects, engineers, designers and illustrators for manufacturing the most consistently smooth graphite drawing pencils and other graphite artist products.
Caran d’Ache has drawn on its expertise and explored the deepest graphite mines to search out the infinite colour nuances of carbon. The result is the Graphite Line, an original concept dedicated to graphite that allows artists to compose their graphite range and explore all the shades of black.
The Caran d’Ache Graphite Line products are made with only the purest grades of graphite. This graphite is 99% pure and mined in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Germany. The graphite from these countries is naturally formed into varying shapes and sizes producing a tight bond resulting in a strong core that doesn’t break when you sharpen it or when you apply pressure while drawing. Many manufacturers use graphite from Central America, which is typically only 80% pure.
The clay used to produce the Caran d’Ache Graphite Line is called Montmorillonite Clay. Because of its greasy lubricating quality, it enables the graphite to glide across the paper.
The Caran d’Ache chemists analyze the correct quantities of the graphite to be added for the specific grade of hardness being produced. For each product range, GRAFWOOD, TECHNOGRAPH, TECHNALO, GRAFCUBE and GRAFSTONE, at least two different types of graphite are added, to make the cores more resistant to breakage. The graphite and clay mixture is mixed for several hours and ground a minimum of six times on rolling mills and then dried in the next stage of production. This is the reason why Caran d’Ache graphite products are much smoother and homogeneous than competitors. The graphite and clay paste is then extruded into cores and baked at 100˚Celsius, cooled and then fired at 1000˚C to dry the moisture and produce a finished product.
Although these videos do not feature this specific set: Graphite Line Water-Soluble Multi-Techniques Metal Box Set; it does showcase numerous of the pencils and Grafcubes included in the set. Get inspired and discover various basic techniques realised with ART by CARAN D’ACHE and their vast assortment of drawing mediums.