Schmincke Extra Soft Hand Made Artists Pastels
Schmincke Extra Soft Artists Pastels
Working with Schmincke extra soft hand made artists pastels leads you back to the origin of colour and is a real painting experience rather than simple drawing.
They contain only the purest medium fine ground artists’ pigments, which are in the highest possible concentration. Contrastingly, the binding agent content, is kept to a minimum, which ensures a stable compound. In order to guarantee the highest quality it is necessary to manufacture Schmincke pastels using special recipes which avoid the use of machinery during manufacture.
Unmatched in their softness and consistency, Schmincke soft pastels were created using the finest artist’s pigments and a minimum of binders. The softness of the pastels permits a beautiful dense application, and the extremely high pigment concentration results in great color intensity.
Sticks are rich and buttery in texture. The pigments slide right off the stick without any crumbling or breaking. Schmincke Pastels are prepared by hand and by traditional machines, and also labeled by hand to help prevent breakage. Schmincke’s generously sized full stick measures 2-5/8″ long × 7/16″ in diameter (67 mm × 11 mm).
Schmincke offers 55 pure colors, each of them available as a pure color (D), or in gradations with Black (B) and White (H, M, O):
- B — Black gradation with a color.
- D — Pure color, no added black or white.
- H — White gradation with a color.
- M — Gradation with more white.
- O — Gradation with still more white.
Schmincke Artist Pastels also include a selection of 13 Dark Tones, available only in one concentrated gradation. White, Black, Serious Black, Silver, and Gold are also available only in a single gradation.