Featured in April 2021
Used by artists since the Renaissance, pastels consist of pure powdered pigment and a binder, then rolled or pressed into sticks. Originating from the late Latin word pastellus, meaning paste, the French word for pastel first appeared in 1662. Because the original pigment had a tendency to be dark, it was mixed with different quantities of chalk in order to produce a fuller range in color.
Featured Medium FABER-CASTELL CREATIVE STUDIO SOFT PASTELS - 24 SET - Retail $14.95
These acid-free chalk-based pastels are ideal for students and aspiring artists. Made with pure pigment, they lay down color smoothly with excellent color opacity and good lightfastness without interruption. They possess good blending characteristics for rich pastel effects. Once a piece is finished, a gentle fixative is recommended. This set features half-length square sticks that measure 1-1/4” x 5/16”. Archival quality
Featured Medium ROYAL LANGNICKEL CHARCOAL DRAWING TIN ART SET - Retail $8.49
This drawing set includes an assortment of charcoal pencils: a woodless charcoal pencil, four vine charcoal, and four sticks of natural charcoal in a metal storage tin. A wonderful foundation set to get you started in charcoal drawing.
Featured Canvas HAHNEMUHLE SKETCH & PASTEL PAPER PAD 5.8”X8.3” - Retail $9.02
These Sketch & Pastel Paper Pads feature 130 gsm, acid-free, age-resistant, and 100% cotton rag natural white paper. The paper’s fine grain and even surface texture ensures optimum color adherence for clear and color-intensive strokes. Use for pencil, charcoal, red ochre, and pastel paintings. 30 sheets per pad.
Featured Tool ARTIST TAPE, WHITE, 3/4” (10 YDS.) - 3” CORE - Retail $5.49
These pH-neutral paper tapes are for edging display boards, hanging presentations, or blocking out and cropping photos. They accept all forms of writing media such as pencil, marker, or ballpoint pen, which makes them ideal for labeling artwork, film cans, studio equipment, etc.
Featured Tool FABER-CASTELL KNEADABLE COLORED ART ERASERS - SET OF 2 - Retail $2.76
For correcting and lightening charcoal and pastel work, this eraser is also ideal for cleaning slides and final drawings. This PVC-free eraser is extremely kneadable and absorptive and leaves no residue behind. Contents Include: 2 Erasers in blister card packaging.
Featured Tool 12 PC BLENDING STUMPS & TORTILLIONS WITH SANDPAPER PAD - Retail $9.95
This set combines the essential tools a sketch artist needs to blend, shade, and sharpen drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastel, and other dry media. It contains a sandpaper pointer, 6 blending stumps in assorted sizes, and 6 tortillions (2 of each size).
Featured Tool LETO PAINT MARKER WHITE - FINE NIB - Retail $3.99
Water-based LETO paint markers can be used on almost any surface and are loved by professionals and amateurs alike. Featuring permanent, lightfast, weatherproof ink that is good on most surfaces including paper, glass, leather, and metal. Featuring a fine point and opaque white paint, this will be the perfect tool to add vibrant highlights to your pastel piece.