The half stick size soft pastels are as sturdy as they are economical. Their strength enables them to withstand extensive handling and traveling, and their low price enables artists to afford an array of colors. Half stick pastels have the exact same pigment and binder composition as the full sticks.
These extra-fine soft pastels are water soluble and have an unparalleled depth, luminosity and intensity; they are made of 100% pure pigments, with no clay, binders or fillers, so that even a gentle stroke delivers a solid, powerful line of brilliant color. They are lightfast enough to hold color for centuries. The pastels come in a sturdy, varnished and foam-lined box. Standard size sticks come in 525 colors, including 25 iridescent – the largest range available.
A true portrait artist knows that rendering realistic flesh tones, no matter what the ethnicity of the subject, takes more than a range of whites, tans and browns. From deep blues to bright reds, this comprehensive set provides the versatility demanded by professionals.