are great for sketching, detail work, and finished paintings. To make the pigment durable enough to form a lead, the pastel is by necessity a little harder than pastel sticks. Care is required in sharpening due to the combination of soft pastel lead and wood casing - make sure you have a fresh blade in your sharpener.
All pastel pencils are somewhat water-soluble.
DAKOTA PASTEL PENCIL SAMPLERS
The following pastel pencil samplers give you an opportunity to try out the various pastel pencil lines for softness, texture and ease of sharpening. The colors are varied within the Dark And Light samplers.
Eight pencils are included: Bruynzeel, Caran d'Ache, CarbOthello, Conte, Cretacolor, Derwent, Faber-Castell Pitt and Gioconda.