You’ll often see me only use one size of Colour Shaper – The No 2 Chisel End Colour Shaper. This has completely changed the way I approach Pastel Pencils and I couldn’t have done some of the pictures I have done recently without it.
However, there are other other sizes and colours of shapers you can buy. The Black colour shaper is mainly used with Clay. The Grey shapers are more for pastel pencil or even watercolour work (but also clay). The White Colour Shaper is used for Soft Pastel work.
I have used a larger version of the Grey Colour Shaper in my Renoir Portrait which is available as a course for members. I find the chisel ended colour shapers best for pastel pencil work as you can use it flat or turn it on it’s side and use the corner for detail. You don’t have this option with the rounded shaper. The white one is no good for pastel pencil work and I don’t recommend it.