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Unmatched in their softness and consistency, Schmincke soft pastels were created using the finest artist's pigments and a minimum of binders. The softness of the pastels permits a beautiful dense application, and the extremely high pigment concentration results in great color intensity.
Schmincke Pastels are prepared by hand and by traditional machines, and also labeled by hand to help prevent breakage. Schmincke Artist's Pastels are approximately 2-5/8" long × 7/16" in diameter (67 mm × 11 mm).
Set contents are subject to change without notice.
Set of 10
Set of 15
Set of 18, Assorted Colors
Set of 20, Wooden Box
Set of 30, cardboard and wooden box
Set of 45, Wooden Box
Set of 60, Wooden Box
Set of 100, Wooden Box
Set of 200, Wooden Box
Half-Sticks, Set of 50
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Comments about Schmincke Soft Pastel Sets:
Schmincke products are wonderful. The soft pastels are creamy with vivid hues. I find them a bit softer than other brands. The price on the high end in their product line but sometimes you just need one of their colors in pastels, watercolor, etc.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New England
I use these pastels for customizing dolls. The color is excellent and works far better than cheaper pastels I had used previously. It was worth the investment. Having the correct product makes the job go much smoother.
I'm in heaven!
By Bookish Di
from Palm Desert, CA
I use these gorgeous, buttery, extremely soft pastels during the last step in my paintings. The harder pastels are great for getting the concept down on paper or board, but Schmincke pastels add a layer of unbeatable vibrancy and amazing color. They are expensive, but I believe they are worth it. They arrive in perfect condition and in a timely manner.
By Jay Al
from loveland, co
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Product and Service
By Sherry from Canada
from Ottawa, Canada
I ordered a set of 20 Schmincke Soft Pastels for a gift and I was very impressed with the product and service I received. The product arrived very quickly and well within the timing noted on the website for delivery. The product was excellent and a terrific value for money. This was my first experience with Dick Blick but it will not be my last.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very happy with my purchase.
from Savannah, MO
Just learning to paint with pastels. These colors are so vibrant and beautiful, that it makes me happy just to see the colors.
Images shared by Ginger
First picture using all pastels of peppers.
Tags: Made with Product
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Rich, jewel - like, velvety colors
from Garland, TX
I bought these pastels on advice from my husband who had tested them along with others in a store. They are light years away from anything I had used before and now I'm hooked. I not only discovered that pastels are the right medium for me after all, but these are the brand to buy for color that is at least as rich as oil paint. A little goes a long way. I've created two small drawings, but they still look barely used except for the fingerprints from handling. Since receiving this order, I've already purchased some additional colors that don't come with the set. The half stick set is a great way to start out with a maximum sampling of colors without the huge up-front cost of buying a full sized set.The set does not come with a corresponding color chart, but I emailed the company using the address on the box and they emailed one to me the same day.
from York, PA
They are like butter...so smooth! Love all the colors in the 100 set.
Soft, Deep Color Pastels
By Baby Doll
from Plymouth, MI
I love these pastels. The colors are amazing and vibrant. They go on smoothly and work particularly well over harder pastels, to finish the work.
The half sticks gave me the opportunity to sample a lot of different colors for a more reasonable price. They are expensive, but smooth as velvet and vibrant colors!! Love them!
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