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Yarka Classic Drawing Crayons are hard pastel sticks, 3/8" in diameter and 2-1/4" long, for use on paper, board, or primed canvas.
They are made from high-grade pigments and Chasov Yar clay. Sanguine is a Reddish-Brown color, much like Sienna, and Sepia is a Yellowish-Brown, resembling Umber.
The set of 20 crayons includes 5 each of Light Sanguine, Dark Sanguine, Light Sepia, and Dark Sepia. Packaged in a varnished, slide-top wooden box.
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(based on 6 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Broken, shattered and fractured
from Midland, Michigan
Comments about Yarka Sanguine and Sepia Drawing Crayons:
I attempted yesterday to post this review but could not locate in the review of the product. My shipment arrived broken, shattered and fragmented. I posted pictures but again it did not appear in the review. I am interested in a discount for the shattered products as the pastels are not completely unusable but the ability to use them appropriately is reduced considerable due to the small pieces. It is not that they cannot be used, but the fact the product was damaged. I asked they be inspected prior to shipping and this was not done and the packing did not help to prevent any damage. I am of high suspicion the product was damaged before shipping and in shipping additional damage may have occurred. I have used a few pieces and do not find them to be exceptional to other pastel type material. Now my attempt to post photos. Note, I would still recommend this if and only if they are whole and not fragmented.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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2nd Layer exposed to shattered Yarka Sauce
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Getting to know Sanguine and Sepia
Very nice material for dry drawing. I tried it for wet techniques but it didn't work. Will try again. I like the warm reddish shade of Sanguine. Dark Sepia is perfect for the contour. Some crayons were broken but it doesn't affect the usage. Nice product! Thank you!
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First drawing with Sanguine, Sepia and white Sauce
Tags: Sauce, Made with Product, Sanguine, Drawing, Sepia
This product has potential.
The product came in a nice wooden box with foam padding. However, every stick was broken, some multiple times. It's hard to draw or sketch with a broken nub.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that your pastels arrived damaged. Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you with a return or exchange. Please give us a call at 1.800.723.2787 for assistance.
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
not the same
from new york
these Yarka crayons are not the same as the ones with Podolsk Art Centre on the box. both are imported by Jack Richeson, but the newer ones are not water soluble, and cannot be made into a thick paste, create a textured clay surface, or 'bleed' using a brush. it was these qualities that made Yarka crayons such an amazingly great versatile product, but no more. fine as a dry crayon but limited solely to that.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great for figure drawing class
from Ferndale, MI
These have worked very well for my high school figure drawing class. I have students start with these crayons, as they don't allow for a ton of detail (which is what I want when they are first starting out!). Also, they are great for blending-- really easy and fast for me to help students with their shading. They are a bit messy, but not as bad as charcoal. Eventually we move on to Conté Crayons which allow more detail, but this is a great place to start. Plus, they come in a nice wooden box! Good price, too.
Takes some getting used to but...
By Ange G.
from Oshkosh, WI
These took a little getting used to. They are messy and unforgiving if you are not exact. But, they are smooth as butter to use. Once you get used to them the results are worth the effort! I'm addicted.
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