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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 72, Assorted Colors
Set of 96, Assorted Colors
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from New Jersey
Comments about Prismacolor NuPastel Color Sticks:
These are great pastels especially for primary layers of a painting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice creamy pastel
from Portland, OR
The Nu Pastel sticks are rich creamy pastels that work good for going in early in your painting to establish darks and fill "tooth". Then I go back with my my spend your soft pastels. Nice product.
Give these pastel sticks a second look
By Solo Canoer
from Adirondack Mountains, NY
I have been buying NuPastels a lot lately. I had a very old set of 24 that I rarely use. The new colors not only seem better, but stronger on pastel work. I use regular pastels like Sennelier for large areas, but need something hard with good pigment for the details, edges, and tight lines. They are replacing the pastel pencils in many cases, as the pencils aren't pigmented enough to stand up to the soft pastels. The NuPastels can.
Prismacolor NuPastel Color Sticks
from Maine, USA
I use these for background color so far. I'm sure I will find many uses for them. The quality is excellent.
I buy over 1000 a year
By Greg the pastel guy
from Holyoke, MA
They are great since they are a semi-hard square stick and I can break them without their crumbling into four and get 4X the longevity. Then the 4 body edges make perfectly clean applications of rich pastel when scumbling. The round ones can't do this. The only imperfect thing is you have to remove the labels-but other types require this also.
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After Monet's Mist on Seine
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A little messy but fun
from Honolulu, HI
These were really beautiful when I unboxed them. Some of them came cracked, but I still used them. They are a little messy to use but I liked that they blended well with my Prisma Premier colored pencils.
Love the shape
from Midcoast Maine
I do all my underpinning with these and they do a great job. The colores are full of pigment and they lay down well. Theses are a hard pastel but for my needs they are great
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great pastels for Middle School
from Richmond, VA
These hold up so much better than soft pastels. I also like the plastic insert in the box because the sticks fit snugly and don't roll around and fall out.
Use for first layers and detail. Great colors and non-toxic so no worries about using them.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Even a Hobbyist Can't Say No
By Linda the Hobbyist
from Austin, TX
After completing an informal class in pastel painting, I began visiting local art shops to admire assorted pastel sets. I found myself coveting a large Prismacolor NuPastel collection, in particular, but knew it exceeded my hobbyist's budget. Later, during an online search for pastel sets, Blick came to my attention. Blick offered the Prismacolor collection I had admired in the shops for less than half the price. Even a hobbyist can't say no to a deal that terrific.
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