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Soft Pastels

Soft pastels are some of Art to Art's favourite drawing supplies, so it comes as no surprise that we have a huge range of rich, vibrant colours and soft hues available. Different to oil pastels, pastel pencils and hard pastels, soft pastels contain more pigment so the colours are far more intense. Because they’re soft, you can also apply a lot of colour quickly, giving you a dramatic effect with very little effort. Shop soft pastels online today and get free shipping over $100!

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Rembrandt Soft Pastels

$7.95 $6.36

Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastels


Art Spectrum Soft Pastels


PanPastel Ultra Soft Artists Pastels


Faber Castell Soft Pastels


Mont Marte Soft Pastels 12Pk


Mont Marte Soft Pastel Set 72pc


Mont Marte Soft Pastels 24pk Tin


Mont Marte Soft Pastels 36pk Tin


Mont Marte Metallic Soft Pastels 10pk


Rembrandt Soft Pastel Set 15pc


Rembrandt Soft Pastel Landscape Set 30pc


Soft Pastels

Because there are so many variations of soft pastels, it's extremely easy to build up a collection that lets you do almost anything your imagination can think of - you can blend with them, use the side, you can cross hatch, you can even add water to give a totally different texture to your work of art. 


Art To Art carry’s an extensive range of additional items available for purchase. These include various types of erasers and pencils (including sketching, watercolour, charcoal, pastel, and coloured options), as well as different forms of pastels like crayons, oil, soft, and water-soluble types. Other accessories available are markers, pens, graphite, ink, sharpeners, and materials for technical drawing.


What brands are featured in the Art To Art’s collection?


The brands featured include Art Spectrum, Faber-Castell, Mont Marte, PanPastel, Rembrandt, Caran Dache.



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What is the experience of using soft pastels like?


Using soft pastels feels like applying pure pigment directly to the surface, allowing for immediate and vibrant colour application.


How do you blend colours with soft pastels?


You can blend colours using either your fingers or a specialized tool known as a colour shaper.


What are soft pastels?

Shaped like a stick, artist soft pastels are a combination of pigment, water and chalk or an artificial binder. Compared to hard pastels, they have more pigment in them and less chalk, making them soft to use.


What is the difference between chalk and soft pastels?

The difference is in the hardness - because soft pastels contain far less chalk, they're incredibly soft. Chalks, on the other hand, have a lot more filler, are stiffer, and can even be sharpened. Chalks are also not as vibrant because they have far less pigment in them.


Are soft pastels permanent?

Because soft pastels never crack, yellow or darken over time, you can consider them permanent. Due to the high concentration of pigments, they remain vibrant and colourful, and remain much brighter than a similarly aged oil painting. 


What is the difference between oil pastels and soft pastels?

Soft art pastels can feel a lot drier to touch than their oil based counterparts, which can feel slick, waxy and greasy. Whilst they look the same, they end up creating very different strokes. The soft versions are easier to blend with, whilst oil pastels are viewed as more expressive, and not as good for fine details.