Create your next masterpiece with the variety of hard pastels at Art to Art. Whether you’re sketching or drawing, our high quality pastel sticks are great for producing smooth and intense strokes. Choose from popular brands, including Faber Castell, Conte and Staedtler. Shop hard pastel sticks online at Art to Art and receive same day dispatch and free shipping over $100.
The hard pastels at Art to Art are available in a range of rich and vivid colours, perfect for creating vibrant artworks. The high quality formula is great for producing crip lines, fine lines, and can even be mixed together to create unique blending effects.
The comfortable design is ideal for detailed and large-scale hard pastel art on a range of surfaces, including paper, cardboard, wood, stone and more! Choose between individual pastel sticks and hard pastel sets of 4 to 24.
Shop pastels online today at Art to Art. Receive free shipping when you spend over $100 on art materials and same day dispatch Australia-wide. Buy now and pay later with Afterpay. Want to expand your collection of art supplies? Don't forget to check out our oil pastels, soft pastels and pastel pencils.
How do you use hard pastels?
Artists like to start by lightly drawing an outline of their sketch with pastels. You can then build your way up by applying more pressure and mixing with soft pastels (if you desire). To create blending effects, you can lightly feather your hard pastel in the area or use your finger to create blurred edges.
What is the difference between hard pastels and soft pastels?
Hard pastels contain more binder, chalk and less pigment, meaning they’re perfect for fine details, crisp lines and blending effects. Soft pastels are composed of more pigment and less chalk, perfect for smudged lines and intense rich applications of colour.
Can you erase pastel?
If you’re using pastel pencils and hard pastels, they can often be erased if the application is light. If you’re using soft or oil pastels, these cannot be completely erased due to the vivid pigments. We recommend applying light pressure when working with pastels, so they can be easily corrected with an art eraser.