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NuPastels have a rich, creamy texture that blends and shades easily. Frequently used in advertising layouts, NuPastels are stronger than ordinary soft pastels, which means less breakage and easier cleanup. Use them to create broad strokes and fine lines.
Each stick measures 3-5/8" long × 1/4" square (92 mm × 6 mm).
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.
Minimum Order — Please order individual pastels (open stock) in a minimum of 6, so that we can efficiently package and ship your order. Your selection may be assorted to meet this requirement.
Set of 12, Assorted Colors
Set of 24, Assorted Colors
Set of 36, Assorted Colors
Set of 48, Assorted Colors
Set of 96, Assorted Colors
® Prismacolor is a registered trademark of Sanford Corporation.
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Gorgeous Color Palette
By Laughing Wolf
from Dittmer, MO
Comments about Prismacolor NuPastel Color Sticks:
I'm just getting back into art after years of absence, so I don't have a lot of recent experience. These pastels are so nice- they are not as crumbly as some soft pastels, but not as firm as some oil pastels. I am going to enjoy using them. Thanks to Blick's wonderful service, I received the item promptly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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First time using these. Very nice!
Love everything I get through Block!
Seems like every color is in this package! Great pigment!
from Longmont, CO
Really helped me find the right colors for my painting.
By Jack Of All Trades Master Of None
from Montpelier, VA
I've only recently been trying to do pastels and find that I use NuPastels quite a bit in getting some color down in the beginning and then I use them any time I think I need to after I get started. I think they really help save the good soft pastels. They also have uses all their own.
Great "hard" soft pastels
from Washington, DC
I purchased the set of 48 and was very pleased with the color selection and saturation of these pastels. They were packaged well and arrived in great shape (no breakage). Love the long sticks, which give great coverage when painting large areas. I use these primarily for underpainting and for creating lines and sharp edges. The squared shape is perfect for those situations. The sticks are thin, so some care needs to be taken when applying if you want to keep them intact. Great pricing from Blick, as always!
Like a lot of people, I have been using NuPastel since High Scool. These are so cheap and versatile. Besides using them as conventional pastel painting, they can be coupled with PanPastel and others or pick up the color on the stick with a brush, tone a WC paper with a mist of water/alcohol for underpainting, etc...
the only hard pastel used
from Niles, MI
I use these for detail work in pastels. They are the more common brand and thus, the only ones used.
Great price and quality. Fast delivery
from Tampa, FL
The only local art supply store that carried this product was out of stock. I'm glad that they were. I saved approximately 40% by ordering online. I use large quantities of this product for a custom cultured stone project.
vibrant colors, low dust!
from central iowa
I really like these! They are a step up from my original pastel in that they have considerably less dust residue, yet they still have great color, and are easy to work with. I later purchased a few higher end pastels (Senniliers) which I also liked, but for the price difference I felt the NuPastels were almost as good.
I like this product
from Los Angeles
It is a very good quality product, and worth to its price. It may be more expensive than other products in the market, but it has much longer life time. I have been using it for years.
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