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Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes have a soft, powdery texture that allows for generous shading. Made from pure raw materials that are ground to an ultrafine texture, the resulting pastel paste is fed by hand into moulding dies and allowed to dry at room temperature over several days. The 83 mm × 6 mm shape is easy to handle and features an imprinted color identification number.
The color range includes a well-balanced selection of 84 shades that are vivid, luminous, natural (toned down), and respond perfectly to the needs of professional pastelists. Also included is a wide range of clear and dark flesh tones, and shades of Cobalt Blue, Green Earth, Beige, and cold and warm Grays often sought by pastelists who love a variety and depth of shades.
Caran d'Ache Pastel Cubes are also exceptionally lightfast. Of the range of 84 colors, 61 keep their intensity and luminosity unchanged for more than 50 years, and some even up to 100 years.
Caran d'Ache Pastel Cubes can be held horizontally for covering large areas, or vertically to create fine details.
Each set includes six Pastel Cubes in a complementary grouping of shades.
Shade 1, Light, Set of 6
Shade 2, Sunflower, Set of 6
Shade 3, Red Berries
Shade 4, Aubergine, Set of 6
Shade 5, Morning Dew, Set of 6
Shade 6, Ocean, Set of 6
Shade 7, Meadow, Set of 6
Shade 8, Forest, Set of 6
Shade 9, Almond, Set of 6
Shade 10, Skin Tone, Set of 6
Shade 11, Sand, Set of 6
Shade 12, Scorched Earth, Set of 6
Shade 13, Shadow, Set of 6
Shade 14, Darkness, Set of 6
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® Caran d'Ache is a registered trademark.
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Great Color Choices
By The Wagster
from Santa Cruz, CA
Comments about Caran d'Ache Pastel Cubes Sets:
I like the color selection of these pastels. They are hard but I use them on uart 400 grit sanded paper and they work very well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Pastel landscapes
from NPR, FL
I like that the sets are by color range.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Crossing this one off the list
from richmond virginia
I bought the 96 peice nupastel set a while back from Blick that I like very much. I''ve become interested in expanding my hard pastel collection by purchasing other brands. I'm waiting for an 18 piece set from richeson which I hope I'll like...However, the Caran D'ache pastel cubes that recently arrived are awful. I bought one of the six peice sets and all of the sticks were way too hard and brittle. It felt like they were made up of almost all binder. My Derwent Inktense cubes that I also love (also from Blick), which aren't technically pastels, deliver richer color more smoothly than the Caran D'Ache do...But they're not 'pastels' and are useful more in tandem with wet mediums. I've bought pretty much all of my art supplies from Blick in the past year and a half...What a great company! My issue with the Caran pastel cubes is with the product, not Blick's stellar service.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Very hard pastels
I give it 4 stars because I really like the colors, but they are extremely hard and deserve 2 stars for that. They are listed as soft pastels while they are much harder than Richeson semi-hard square pastels. I think it's actually possible to use them as a hammer if need be. I bought flesh color set - the colors correspond to the Caran d'Ache pastel pencils colors (you can get the same number and the color will be identical). By the way, the Caran d'Ache pastel pencils are so much softer compared to these. So, if you don't need a hard pastel but like Caran d'Ache colors, you can use the pastel pencils instead.
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