At Art to Art, we have a wide selection of pastel pencils to suit your artistic needs. The grease and oil-free formula allows for easy application, without the mess of traditional pastels. Available in a variety of vibrant and soft colours, these art pencils offer high colour brilliance and light fastness for longevity.
Due to the fine point and comfortable hexagon barrel, our art pastels are ideal for adding controlled detail as needed. Artist pastels can also be easily smudged for smooth shading and colour transitions, helping you create a blended masterpiece.
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What is a pastel pencil?
A pastel pencil is similar to a regular soft pastel, except it has a wooden casing and fine tip, perfect for precision and crisp detail. They are oil-free, making it easier to create fine strokes and soft shades of colour without the mess.
Which brand of pastel pencils is best?
Sometimes the best brand is also the one you can afford! But, we do carry well-known brands including Mont Marte, Faber Castell, Caran D Ache and Derwent.
Are pastel pencils good for beginners?
Pastel pencils are the perfect choice for beginners as they are a highly versatile pencil. Allowing for control, comfortable handling and the ease of erasing mistakes. Not to mention, our range of pastels are very affordable!
What is the difference between pastel pencils and coloured pencils?
Coloured pencils are a combination of oil or wax, and are quite dense and lighter in pigment. They are ideal for detailed artwork.
Pastel pencils are compact pastels, covered by wooden casing and are perfect for fine details, blending and creating soft edges. The colour is more vibrant and pigmented.
What are pastel pencils good for?
Pastel pencils are quite versatile; they are excellent for all types of sketches and drawings. Artist’s love the control they provide, allowing them to create beautiful fine detailing and layers. They can even be used with regular soft pastels to create magnificent contrasts!