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Intended for the professional artist, Richeson Handmade Soft Pastels are 33% larger than most brands, measuring approximately 2-3/4" long × 5/8" in diameter (70 mm × 16 mm). These hand-rolled pastels have a velvety soft texture, come in a wide range of vibrant colors, and are excellent for layering.
Choose from assorted-color sets — or sets created specifically for portraits and landscapes. Each set is contained in an elegant black box, with each pastel individually cushioned in a foam insert.
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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from hooksett, nh
Comments about Richeson Handmade Soft Pastel Sets:
Great color assortment, lots of greens & blues - wonderful!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love these!!!
from Texhoma , OK
The colors are so vivid!
soft soft soft
from Longview, TX
Started with pastel pencils and decided to go with soft pastels. Handmade are definitely the way to go. These richeson and the unison are unbelievably soft and creamy.
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Hard to find in stores -soft pastels
from Northern Michigan
Hard to find soft pastels in-store. Thank goodness for Blick!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best handmade Pastels
By Cheryl Ann
from Blackstone , Va
I love Richeson Pastels. The colors are superbin is landscape box of 36 and the size are bigger than I thought. Thanks for getting them to me so quickly!!!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Evolving artist
Pastels go on soft .They are creamy . Although it comes in cardboard box, it is very sturdy and keeps pastel tightly in place.They are fatter than most pastels making them harder to work with in detail but great for covering large areas. Colors are very intense but wish there were more of the darker value range.Good price compared to unison & sennlier .
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Still life with richeson soft pastels
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Yarmouthport mass
My first venture with soft pastels. Wonderful ecperience
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Gatineau QUébec
Great range of nuances, great softness, but missing dark blues, dark greyish velvet and stuff. I'll use them more for light colors.
from Philadelphia, PA
I'm new to pastels and I really enjoy working with Richeson. They blend so nicely and the colors are so vibrant. I'm about to buy more. You won't regret using them.
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The best pastels I've used
from Madison, WI
The colors are wonderful, some very subtle, nuanced, and others absolutely brilliant. The consistency of the sticks is soft, but not too soft for applying them in any way. Except. What I found a little difficult to work with is the thickness of the sticks. It's hard to pull a clean, narrow line with them. Other than that, these are really terrific.
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