Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Oil Pastel – Caran d’Ache


One of those products that inspire creativity ..and still one of our favourite products to recommend to try at least once (we are quite confident you will fall in love with them!) The Caran D’Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Oil Pastels for artists and illustrators are ideal for dry or wet use with watercolour effects.

Their vibrancy, creaminess and ease of use make them super versatile. You can create great visual effects by sketching, blending and using the colour wet or dry. The strong pigment readily dissolves when brushed with water and the colours stay strong on various surfaces such as journals, sketchbooks, watercolour paper, canvas and more. They are easy to transport and are everything you would need when out and about and sketch on the go. Applications: Various techniques possible – use it to draw wet or dry, rainbow techniques, stencilling, steel engraving, impregnation, watercolour, colour blocks, wash drawings and washes.

Product features:

  • Water-soluble wax oil pastel
  • Pastel measurements: 8.65mm (diameter), 104.5mm (length).
  • Can be sharpened like a pencil or used flat.
  • Ideal for mixing on the Caran D’Ache textured palette.
  • Soft, velvety texture, does not crumble.
  • Ultra-high pigment concentration; superior covering power.
  • Excellent light resistance.
  • CE EN71 and ASTM D4236 compliant.
  • Available in 84 luminous colours.


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Standard Blue Wool Scale
Caran d’Ache provides clear information on the lightfastness (LF) of all 120 colours, ranging from * to ***. Certain colours will remain unaltered for up to 100 years. The lightfastness rating is based on the Blue Wool Scale which measures the resistance of the colours when exposed to light.
*** Excellent
**  Very good
*    Good


Vegan & Cruelty-free product.

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Neocolor II can be used for all forms of creativity, ranging from drawings on dry or wet materials to monotypes, impregnation, wet drawing, glazing, or rainbow gradation. With 84 colours, the entire range offers almost unlimited scope for the imagination, to the point where even experienced artists once more see things through the eyes of a child, thereby liberating the purest of all creative energies: that of the sheer wonderment evoked by colours.


Neocolor II pastels are entirely developed and crafted in the Caran d’Ache workshops, according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with environmental norms and certifications.


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