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Blick Artists' Soft Pastels are available in a variety of rich, vibrant colors and soft hues, ideal for all types of pastel painting and color sketching.
Created by combining the finest pigments with a minimal amount of binder, Artists’ Soft Pastels have a velvety texture that offers easy laydown and consistent coverage. They’re great for blending, layering and softening edges — all with minimal crumbling. They’re also extremely lightfast.
Individual sticks measure 2½" long × ½" diameter (64 mm × 13 mm).
Blick Artists' Soft Pastels are now available in a variety of half stick sets, giving artists access to twice the colors and twice the creative possibilities of full stick sets.
Choose sets of 20, 40, 60, or 120 half sticks. The set of 140 contains 60 full-size sticks and 80 half sticks. Half sticks measure 1¼"L × ½"Dia (32 mm × 13 mm).
For professional quality at an affordable price, artists choose Blick Artists’ Soft Pastels.
Please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page for complete set color listings.
Set of 15
Set of 30
Set of 30, Landscape Colors
Set of 30, Portrait Colors
Set of 45
Set of 90
Set of 180 and Wood Box Set
Set of 20
Set of 40
Set of 60
Set of 120
Set of 140, Half and Full Sticks
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My Go-To Pastels
from Sunnyvale, CA
Comments about Blick Artists’ Soft Pastels Sets:
As a professional pastelist, I have have always used expensive top-of-theline pastels such as Terry Ludwig and Great Americans. I got worried about toxicity and originally tried the Block Artist's Pastels because they were certified non-toxic and don't fade like other non-toxic brands. I bought the 120 half-stick set as a starter. I tried them and I was hooked. They are all I use now. The colors are fantastic and the set includes some of the best neutrals I've ever found. The sticks are harder than the Ludwigs etc. but a lot softer than Rembrandts. That makes them perfect for someone like me who likes to use a bit of pressure when applying pastel. I use them on sanded paper and can apply layer upon layer without choking the grit. I can also easily brush off mistakes when necessary. The set also works as a great plain air and travel set. I just toss one in with the rest of my gear and go. The only problem I have had is the hardness of the red violets and Prussian blue. They are too hard to layer well although I have found that if I rub them with a little sand paper before using them I don't have as much trouble. I highly recommend these pastels and especially the 120 half-stick set. They are a great deal and really high-quality pastels.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again
It is a great product
Not so sift
These are not true soft pastels. Many of them are very scratchy and brittle. Some of them I was extremely happy with the way they applied. I read the reviews carefully before I purchased I really do not think that these deserve a very high rating. Some of them I cannot even make a mark on the paper. Not really happy. I have use much cheaper ones that went on much smoother. Unfortunately I bought a big box so I'm stuck with them
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these pastels didn't meet your expectations. Although they're not as soft as some, they're firmly within the soft pastel spectrum, and we're sorry to hear that your experience did not reflect this. We'd love to have some further information from you to troubleshoot further. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-933-2542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to help!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Hands down my favorite pastels
from Cullowhee, NC
These soft pastels are the best I've used. Their chalky texture is great for blending! I do a lot of mixed media drawing and it blends well with acrylic paint and other media as well. I would reccomend spray fixing it after you're done drawing for the day. Blick did a great job packaging these as well! They all made it in one piece
By Holly's mom
from small town, usa
So much better than expected.#sweepstakes
Better than expected.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good product for the price
from sutter creek Ca
Of course we would all like a full set of unisons but since that is impractical for most of us this set is a good value for what you get. I bought a set a few years back and I believe Blick has actually improved on the product and now it comes in a good wooden box with drawers. I would recommend the product.
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I would buy this product again and also suggest it to others
from Junction City, OR
I have only used this product once, I just got it last week. But so far, I am very happy with this product. Soft Pastels.
I would buy this again
Pastel have deep colors,and priced right.
Great variety of colors at a nice price!
from Columbia, MD
Really great to work with!
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