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Oil Pastels

Gold Faber Studio Oil Pastel

"The GOLDFABER Studio oil pastels with their typical waxy feel form the ideal starter set for anyone interested in colouring in pastels. 36 bright and unusually intense colours. These offer a wide range of options on various surfaces.

 

Available individually or in sets of 12, 24, 36

Sennelier Oil Pastel

The Sennelier oil pastels possess an extraordinarily high pigment content, thus providing them with a high colouring and covering potential, excellent brightness and a high degree of light stability (with the exception of metallic and fluorescent shades). The remarkable properties of these components, along with their precise dosage, provide Sennelier oil pastels with unique properties, making the brand a world-recognised reference.

Available individually or in sets of 6 and 24.

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Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels by Caran D'Ache

The quality of Neocolor II Aquarelle Artists' Crayons is universally acknowledged. Their excellent light fastness, their high pigment concentration, and their adaptability to several techniques have helped to put them in a class of their own.

Neocolor II crayons are softer than coloured pencils, denser than children's wax crayons, and extremely responsive to a wet brush. Wet and dry techniques can be combined in the same drawing. Because of their strong pigmentation, light colours cover dark colours and vice-versa.

REEVES Water-Soluble Wax Pastels

Made with high-quality pigments for vibrant, strong colours and smooth, creamy consistency.
Blends easily – ideal for color mixing. Apply wet or dry.

Available in sets of 12,24,48

 

 

Chalk Pastels

Pan Pastels

PanPastel Colours are genuine artists’ quality pastels, uniquely packed in a pan format; available in a range of 60 colours.
PanPastel Colours were developed so that artists can easily lift, apply and control pastel colour, just like true painting. The pan format holds the colour like paint for easy application. PanPastel Colours are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft and low dust formulation.
All of these professional quality colours are highly pigmented, have excellent light fastness and are fully erasable.
Each pan contains 35%* more material than the average pastel stick.

To see the colour range please click here
http://www.panpastel.com/colours.html

Pan Pastel Soft Tool Range

The Soft range is a new generation of tools and applicators for artists and crafters, created by artists for artists.

Soft Tools were specifically developed for use with Pan Pastels™, and can also be used with most water-based art and craft materials to create a variety of exciting new techniques, marks and effects. Finished effects are different to brushes as the brush stroke is eliminated.

To see this range please click here
http://www.sofftart.com/about.html

Winsor and Newton Artist Soft Pastel

Artists' Soft Pastels have been formulated to the highest standard to give brighter, stronger, cleaner colours.  This colour excellence is combined with a soft, creamy and more uniform texture allowing you to achieve maximum control of your pastels whilst minimising the level of dustiness. 
Brilliance of colour is one of the most important criteria for pastels, as they cannot be mixed on a palette. Winsor & Newton Artists' Soft Pastels have been formulated to ensure brighter, stronger and cleaner colours. 

Available individually or in sets

To see the colour range please click here
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/pastels/artists-soft-pastels/#ColourRange

Polychromos Pastel

POLYCHROMOS pastel open up an almost inexhaustible variety of colour. They contain a high proportion of acid-free light-fast quality pigments. These pastels have impressively bright colours and a fascinating silky "feel". By building up successive layers of different shades, you can enhance the depth of your drawings. The colours can also be merged to form particularly delicate transitions.

Available individually or in sets of 12, 24, 36

Pitt Pastel Pencil

PITT pastel pencils have wax-free leads. Drawings can be wiped just as with pastel crayons, so fixative may need to be applied afterwards. The 60 bright colours contain a high proportion of pigment. They are acid-free, highly light-fast and do not change colour appreciably when fixed. Pitt pastel pencils are particularly suitable for lines, hatching, and very fine colour transitions, but also for shading larger areas. They are useful for sketches and studies, portraits, still life’s and landscapes.

Available individually or in sets of 12,24,36,60

Gold Faber Chalk Pastel Stick

The GOLDFABER soft pastels are an ideal way for beginners to produce expressive results. The pastel technique offers a particularly wide variety of options for creating drawings to match one's individual feel for shape and colour.  

 

Available individually or in sets of 12, 24, 36

Derwent Pastel Pencil

All the creativity of pastel with the convenience and control of a pencil! The soft, powdery texture produces a velvety smooth finish, ideal for mixing and blending. For laying down large areas of colour, try Derwent Pastel Blocks.

 

Available individually or in sets of 12,24,36,72

 

Conté Crayons

The rich, vivid colours of Conté Crayons mix together nicely, and a range of effects can be consistently produced. They are well suited for use on newsprint, bristol, toned paper or heavily grained surfaces. Their rich opacity makes them ideal for work on darker papers and their quality ensures the longevity of drawings. Conté crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control.

Available individually or in sets.

Accessories

Blending Stumps

Solid double-ended pointed blending stumps. Made from soft gray paper felt that are easily sharpened or sanded to keep pointed and clean.  Traditional blender for pastels or charcoal.

Sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8.

Faber Castell Kneadable Putty Eraser

Faber Castell artist's knead-able eraser, for improving and brightening chalk, pastel and charcoal drawings, and creating special effects.

Sandpaper Block

Sharpening block for graphite and chalk pastels.

Winsor and Newton Pastel Fixative - Aerosol

A colourless medium which provides protection of charcoal, pencil, pastel and chalk drawings.

Specially formulated to reduce smudging and dusting.  Dries rapidly.  Aerosol can enables easier & even application.



Other areas of interest

Pastel Papers

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Pastels

http://www.winsornewton.com/resource-centre/hints-tips-and-techniques/pastels/brushes-and-erasers/

Health and safety
http://www.winsornewton.com/resource-centre/health--safety-data-information/

Brand web-sites

Sennelier
http://www.sennelier.fr/en/oil_pastels.php

Faber-Castell
http://www.faber-castell.com/

Derwent
http://www.pencils.co.uk/

Winsor and Newton
http://www.winsornewton.com/products/pastels/

Conte
http://www.conteaparis.com/

Pan Pastels
http://www.panpastel.com/about.html

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