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With their brilliant colors and rich texture, Caran d'Ache Artist Soft Pastels are bound to please artists.
These round, unwrapped sticks have a soft, smooth, and uniform texture. Pastels are non-crumbling, and can be relied on for superior covering power. They have excellent lightfastness and adhesion to paper, and are ideal for a wide range of effects.
Sticks are made using a high proportion of pure, first class pigments blended with a minimum amount of binders. Beginners will appreciate that these pastels allow mistakes to be painted over, scraped, or erased with a kneaded eraser.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Medium hardness, promising
from Mid Atlantic
Comments about Caran d'Ache Artist Soft Pastels:
This is not a well-known brand among serious pastel artists, but I bought five sticks just to find out how these compare to other brands. In hardness it's about the same as Rembrandt, and it applies quite smoothly. I like the saturated warm greens and red-violet colors I bought and the sticks' relatively small diameter. I've liked the other Caran d'Ache products I've used, and these are the same. Not known how permanent the reds are, but at $4 a stick, they had better be quite so. They're more expensive than Sennelier, Gt American and Rembrandt, less than Unison, about the same as Schmincke. The color range is limied, with few greyed and neutral hues. I sugget using these for bright marks on your final layers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Don't let the relatively limited range of colors fool you. These Caran d'ache pastels are terrific quality and a joy to use. Beautiful colors, nice feel. I particularly love their earthtones. I highly recommend this brand!
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