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Specifically developed and formulated to meet the demanding standards of professional artists, these pastels have exceptional color intensity and luminosity.
Using high concentrations of extra fine pigments, Sakura created extremely smooth and soft textured pastels that are highly lightfast and suitable for any technique — from fine detail using their square corners, to glazing and wash techniques with a variety of oil painting mediums. 2-1/2" × 3/8" square pastels, unwrapped.
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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Comments about Sakura Cray-Pas Specialist Oil Pastels:
I use oil pastels when I take a break from acrylics. I love them because of the rainbow of colors that comes in such compact,easy to use sizes. These are smooth and creamy and easy to use and produce brilliant results.
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My Granddaughter Loves Them!
They were a Christmas gift to my Granddaughter. She loves them and has created several beautiful pictures with them. She's thrilled.
Good product but not mine
Not so nice as Sennelier oil pastels, but recommendable, it depends on what you are looking for.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love the medium
By Mr Bees
from The Villages Fl
I really love this medium and Blick really makes it easy to buy in open stock. I will be buying much more.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
nice strong color
from louisville ky
I got 2 of these open stock to compare to the expressionist, I felt. I could not tell that much difference in the firmness, felt similar. the color may be a little stronger in the specialist. They both blended very smooth and nice. Dont think I will buy a set of these feel the expressionist for less money are just as good for my needs.
Nice Smooth Texture.
These oil pastels are not seen much but they are much smoother than student grade oil pastels.You can get more colors in open stock.I love the feel of them as I work. And remember they can be used on canvas and stay fixed.
Just the right product for just the right price
By Copper Hare
from San Jose CA
consistency with opacity, depth of color, is good. Using both expressionist and specialist 50 count gives a nice variety of colors. Stay usable even after years--at least 15 for exp set. Having expressionist set and being able to buy specialist rich individual colors made me want to invest in more. High end brand waxed up in box. Cray pas doesn't wax up. Good smooth blending capability. Looking forward to attempting new ways to utilize these products
from Canton, OH
Love the creamy texture and blendibility of these pastels.
Professional Quality Oil Pastel
By Via Von
from Chicago, IL
The Sakura Cray-Pas Specialists oil pastels are a quality professional pastel that is firmer than the better known pastels. This firmness offers a great deal of layering yet still blends beautifully! I did a lot research before choosing this brand as my first time adventure into oil pastels. I am thoroughly delighted with my results!
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Surpassed my expectations!
Because of health issues, I'm no longer able to work at my easel in oils and decided to give oil pastels a try. After much research, I chose the Cray Pas Specialists brand because of its positive commentaries by professionals and students alike. I am not disappointed in the least and got excited immediately with the first blendings! Their extended blender stick is a powerful tool at ones disposal to create beautiful movement of the colors on your surface. I'm thrilled these are not toxic either and have given me the medium I desired to continue creating my art.
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