They're tougher than traditional soft pastels, but maintain the same rich, creamy pigments needed for superior blending and shading. Artists of all expertise levels can benefit from these pastels, especially those interested in illustration or tightly rendered drawings. Because they can be used wet or dry, it's like a two-for-one deal-- mix them with water or odorless mineral spirits to create cool effects.
Firm pastels in convenient stick form 3-5/8" long. Widely used for advertising layouts. The smooth sides make them clean and easy to handle. They can be blended just like ordinary pastels.