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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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excellent "hard" pastels, essential
By Bill Hansen
from Ithaca New York
Comments about Prismacolor NuPastel Color Sticks:
These were my first pastels. As "hard" pastels, they are easier to use than soft pastels (on sanded paper). Colors are true and intense, it's possible to put in details, use them for underpaintings or glazes. It's easier to lay down a very light layer with these than it is with most soft pastels. Highly recommended
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Only 92 colors
Only 92 colors as 4 of the colors were duplicated and they were all browns. Could use more light colors.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the duplicates in the set you received, and we're happy to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist you.
have done so many times
from Hays ,ks
I used the nu-pastels as a substitute for air brush renderings. I can get a better effect with pastel media and less time.
from Saint George, Utah
My last full set of Prismacolor NuPastels has lasted for over 30 years (with obvious single replacements over that time). The only disappointment with my recent purchase deals more with the packaging than the product. I was hoping that the box containing the pastel sticks would open like a book, thus giving visual access to all of the colors. At any rate, I am very pleased; as will all my purchases from Blick!
Best pastels out there!
For any pastel art there are an excellent hooded. The square edge design allows you to achieve great detail in your work. They are easy to blend and not too dusty!
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The jury is out on this product for student use
from Truckee, California
These pastels are good in that they are less messy than most soft pastels. They do mix, with a little more effort. I might use them for myself. They are also good, in a sense, for elementary school students because they are not as messy and they are a good deal. They will be harder for kids to mix because they are not as soft as regular pastels. This may be frustrating for them. Also, and most problematic, when I sprayed them with fixative, the image practically disappeared. I was using them on dark colored paper.
Will definitely buy this again.
from Madison WI
Great value for the price!
Great product! Great shipping! Great supplier!
I love Blick! Every time I have ordered from Blick, the products are exactly as described, well packed for shipping and arrive in a very timely manner. Customer service, when needed, is always top notch and never have a problem resolving an issue. These NuPastels are a great product. They are consistent. I use them for sketching and blocking in the beginning of a soft pastel painting. I also use them in school with 4th and 5th graders for special projects. They kids are always very impressed with them as well, as they usually only get to use colored chalk masquerading as "chalk pastels" due to budget constraints! Thanks Blick!
from Riverside, CA
These ended up being a little harder than I expected but they still lay down nicely and blend well. I did have an issue with one color. It was way too hard. I was sent a replacement and that one was no better. I can only think that perhaps this particular color had a bad batch. Other than that, I am pleased with them.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that one of the colors we replaced was still defective, and we'd like to make sure we take care of this for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to assist you.
I would buy from dick Blick again because
By Cat scratch
from Hastings mi
They listened to my request on the packing.thank you
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