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Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels rank 6th out of 21 in our softness comparison. Comparing Pastel Hardness (PDF)
These rich, velvety pastels have been developed over two generations. David Keys Snr, founder of Art Spectrum® , visualised this dream while his son David brought it to life. The range includes 180 colours, some are single colours while others have graduated tints (A, B, C, etc.) Experience the rich, velvety bloom loved by pastel artists with colours ranging from delicate veils of highlight colours to intense, smouldering darks. The range contains four metallic colours. Maximum lightfastness using the finest quality artist pigments. All colours are non-hazardous. Feel confident that you are using professional artists’ materials made from the highest quality lightfast pigments which are triple-milled to bring out the intensity of each colour. You will notice slightly rounded edges on certain colours. These pastels are hand-made in a mould rather than extruded by hand. Mould made colours are typically formulated with pigments which require less compression when formed in order to maintain their softness. Some dark colours require the same mould made process because they are composed of very high pigment loadings. •Sanded and labelled by hand in our Melbourne factory •Air dried for 7 days •Tallow is not used in the manufacture of these pastels Handmade in Melbourne Experience soft creamy pastels that lay down smoothly and blend beautifully onto paper. The shape allows broad strokes for easy coverage and strong gestural marks and the ability to create fine detailed work.