August 2017 - Soft Pastels

Featured in August 2017

Soft Pastels

Soft pastels offer a unique painting experience that delivers equally unique effects. This month we encourage you to be inspired by Mary Cassatt’s famous portraits, to create your own colourful interpretation with this vibrant medium!

    Take a look at these Pastels!

    Featured MediumSENNELIER FULL STICKS SOFT PASTELS 6PKSennelier Soft pastels are vibrant sticks of pure pigment. Ideal for serious pastel artists, these smooth, high quality pastels can also be wetted once on the substrate and can be spread like watercolor. Their vibrancy and brightness can be attributed to not containing clays in their formula like other brands. This set includes 6 full size sticks, protected by a snug fitted foam separator, encased in a metal box.
    Featured ToolGENERAL’S BLACK MAGIC SOFT ERASERBlack Magic Soft Erasers are latex free erasers for pastel and charcoal. They are soft and gentle on fine paper, yet strong enough to erase straight and fine lines. Erase marks on fine art work, watercolor papers, textured papers and memory book pages.
    Featured BlenderSTUMP & TORTILLIONS SET 10PCSDouble-ended, pointed and made from soft, gray paper felt, stumps are excellent for blending and smoothing pastels, charcoal, graphite or any other dry media. More abrasive than stumps, the tortillions are excellent for rapid, thin blending on pencil, charcoal or pastel drawings. They are comprised of spiral-wound rolled paper and are single-ended. Both are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. This 10-piece set includes six tortillions and four stumps in mixed sizes.
    Featured Black CanvasKOH-I-NOOR BLACK DRAWING PAD 8.5 X 5.5This drawing pad contains 30 sheets of 70lb. black paper with a fine tooth texture. The paper is beater dyed utilizing fade-resistant formulations that guarantee longevity. They also feature a dual loop wire bound construction and “In & Out” pages that allow you to remove sheets from the pad for drawing, reworking, scanning and more. Upon completion, simply return the sheets into the pad!
    Featured White CanvasCRESCENT No. 300 COLD PRESS ILLUSTRATION BOARD 8” X 10”Crescent No. 300 Illustration Board is a medium weight, professional grade board with high rag content and a medium surface. Each board is 16-ply and 1.4mm thick. Crescent Cold Press Illustration boards have a slightly textured surface, and are used primarily for illustration in a variety of media. It is recommended for use with soft pastels, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor and gouache.

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