Halfway between drawing and paitning


Pastel techniques derive both from painting and from drawing, Pebeo oil pastels, also known as wax oil crayons, can be used on their own or, by experienced pastel artists, diluted with turpentine. As they are less powdery than soft, Pebeo hard pastels are more suitable for beginners or lovers of drawing who generally prefer to use them on paper.

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Hard pastels: 12 assorted colours.


Hard pastels: 24 assorted colours.  

  • Pastels: Hard and very resistant
  • Dilution: Turpentine

Hard pastels are preferably used on paper, but they can also be applied to any surface to be painted. The variations in the effects depend on the way the pastel is held, the degree of pressure exerted, the grain and colour of the paper. All these will make a line that is more or less saturated.

Pébéo kneadable eraser in mouldable paste form is used to clear the pastel by absorbing the pigments that are excessively deposited on the sheets.

The Pébéo pastel and charcoal fixative can be used to fix the powdery pastel colour without changing the hue. It is better to fix the pastel colours to preserve the work from the weather and to avoid them from staining when touched because they never really dry since they are composed of wax and oil.