This is my first experience using Conté crayons. I haven’t decided yet whether the waxiness is a good thing or a bad thing. I have a tendency to approach everything (drawings especially) very tediously, perhaps too much so for Conté. The blending is awkward also. Using white over black produces a dull, milky gray, but black seems to do alright over white as long as it glides over without blending. The consistency of this medium is a lot like oil pastels, and suddenly I have an urge to experiment with them again.
Definitely a learning experience.