Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes have a soft, powdery texture that allows for generous shading. Made from pure raw materials that are ground to an ultrafine texture, the resulting pastel paste is fed by hand into moulding dies and allowed to dry at room temperature over several days.
All colors can be mixed together, smudged or dissolved with water. A fixative spray coat is recommended when hard pastels are applied to most paper surfaces. The complete range of 72 colors includes Cretacolor's brown and gray chalks in 12 shades — browns, cool and warm grays, white, and black.
Cretacolor hard pastels have been recognized by artists all over the world for their brilliant colors and high pigmentation. Their square shape lends itself well to painting both large surfaces and small details. They are characterized by especially soft, oil-free strokes. All colors can be mixed together, smudged or dissolved with water. A fixative spray coat is recommended when hard pastels are applied to most paper surfaces.
The KARLBOX unites the traditional values of the family-owned company Faber-Castell with the modern, unique and innovative spirit and style of KARL LAGERFELD. It is a symbol for the long term relationship of both brands and represents the symbiosis of the fashion, art and design worlds. The KARLBOX is a limited edition of 2.500 pieces worldwide.
Polychromos artists’ pastels contain a high level of pigment, and are free of lubricants and wax. The crayons can be smudged to create fine transitions of colour. Harder than the soft pastel crayons, Polychromos crayons are also well suited to drawing.
Tougher than traditional pastels yet supple, Prismacolor Premier NuPastel Firm Pastel Sticks resist breaking but maintain the same rich, creamy texture needed for blending and shading. That means you enjoy 24 vividly smooth shades with less powdery mess than traditional pastels.