Pastels & Carres

  • Beautiful, versatile soft pastels
  • Conte Carres which have a slightly oilier make up, allowing you to layer more effectively and add detail to your drawing
  • Hard pastels which also layer up well, add a little turps to smooth and blend them perfectly
  • Useful empty boxes for Unison Pastels also available.

Unison Colour Handmade Soft Pastels

Unison Colour Handmade Soft PastelsUnison Colour Handmade Soft Pastels are made in the Northumberland National Park. The business began in the early 1980s, when artist John Hersey found that mass produced, factory made pastels simply did not offer the qualities he was looking for.

These wonderful soft pastels are the result of John Hersey's efforts.  A huge range of soft artists pastels with high levels of pigment that create beautiful, rich colours.  Fully blendable  they produce stunning results every time.

Sennelier Extra Soft Pastels A L'Ecu

Sennelier Extra Soft Pastels A L'EcuIt took over three years at the end of the nineteenth century, to formulate the Sennelier range of Extra Soft Pastels a l'ecu. Although the range has evolved over the years the heart of the design remains unchanged.  Manufactured with high quality, pure pigments finely ground with a natural binder and air dried for the perfect pastel.

Conté à Paris Carres Crayons

Conté à Paris Carres Crayons

Conté à Paris Carres Crayons are incredibly popular with artists of all kindsThey have a 6x6mm cross-section and offer a range of 84 colours, 14 tones of which are specifically designed for sketching.


Koh I Noor Gioconda 8100 Hard Pastels

Koh I Noor Gioconda 8100 Hard Pastels
Koh-I-Noor Gioconda 8100 Hard Pastels are a traditional and very popular Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth product. 

Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels

Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax PastelsCaran D'Ache Neocolor II is a brilliantly innovative product - a watersoluble wax pastel. In 126 beautiful, vibrant colours.

Used wet or dry these highly adaptable crayons can be used for a huge variety of effects. They have a very high pigment concentration making them very economical and are easy to smudge or scrape or spread with a paintbrush. Used wet they create beautifully dense colour washes and lovely soft effects.

Derwent Pastel Blocks

Derwent Pastel BlocksThe Derwent Pastel Range, relaunched in 2011, now has a much softer texture allowing for easier blending and to lay down colour far more easily.

This range is now discontinued by the supplier and once what we have left is gone it is gone!

Derwent Artbar

Derwent Artbar
Wax based, water soluble bars of pigments, Derwent Artbar are a wonderful new innovation!

Cretacolor Pastel Carres

Cretacolor Pastel CarresThese unburnt, square shaped hard pastels from Cretacolor guarantee brilliant colours due to their high pigmentation and exceptional lightfastness. They produce a velvety, oil free stroke.

Winsor & Newton Soft Pastels

Winsor & Newton Soft Pastels

Winsor & Newton artists' soft pastels have been formulated to the highest standard to give you brighter, stronger, cleaner colours. Combined with a soft, creamy, supple, more uniform texture allows you to achieve maximum control of your pastels.

Jakar Soft Pastel & Compressed Charcoal Sets

Jakar Soft Pastel & Compressed Charcoal SetsFrom Jakar International we have a great range of sets of good quality, non toxic pastels and compressed charcoals for beginners or younger artists.  An excellent budget option.