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January 14, 2020 2 min read

We are continuing to expand our own brand range, from canvases to palette knives - we have an affordable yet quality product for you to experiment with. Around a month ago I wrote an article about our wooden panels, I thought this time I would discuss our brand new Extra Soft Pastels.

The sets are available in two sizes and both provide a variety of shades. We have an introductory low price on until January 31st 2020. 

Our main pastel points are as follows:

  • Perfect for both professional artists and amateurs 
  • Highest degree of light fastness
  • Smooth and responsive
  • Available in sets of 24 and 48
  • Offering superb value, UK exclusive 

Each pastel is individually paper wrapped with ARTdiscount branding, the wrapping will help to keep your creative hands clean! We wanted to offer as broad of a range of shades in these sets, individuals are due to arrive in the Spring of this year. 

The ARTessentials Extra Soft Pastel Sets suit a range of artistic needs; including life drawing, landscapes, portraits, flowers, seascapes and more. Each pastel has a velvety texture and offer easy laydown and consistent coverage. 

Our Extra Soft Pastels have been added to our essentials range, as we believe these pastels would benefit every artist. Whether you are an amateur or a professional artist, we hope you will be as impressed as we are with the consistency of our pastels.

We value your feedback! 

Our pastels are made by using a minimal amount of binder possible, whilst combining the finest pigments. The composition and characteristics of a pastel stick depend on the pastel type and the amount of binder used, our minimal amount of binder has therefore created an extra soft texture to work with. 

If you are looking for an appropriate surface to use pastels on, you will need to look for papers with a "tooth" for the pastels to adhere.

Click here to view all of our pastel paper options. 

When framing your finished pieces, ensure that the glass doesn't touch the artwork. By placing your pastel work behind class, you will prevent deterioration. Humidity and condensation can affect the life of your artworks. Use a fixative to give you peace of mind.

Don't hesitate to use our live chat feature if you have any questions. 

Jessie Crook
Jessie Crook


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