Schmincke : Soft Pastels

SKU: P-SHMP

From $5.20

(44 reviews)

Available in 400 colors

  • Available in 400 colors
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Working with Schmincke’s finest extra soft pastels will give you a completely unique drawing experience. They have an incredibly high concentration of top quality pigment powder held together by the absolute minimum amount of binding agent - just enough to ensure that they remain a stable compound. Unlike many pastels on the market they also do not contain chalk or additives which helps keep their coloration pure and consistent throughout each pastel.

This stripped back recipe results in such soft pastels that Schmincke had to design a costly and time consuming manufacturing process to stop them breaking. Each lump of pre-kneaded pastel dough is rolled into rounded skeins which are sectioned by hand and laid onto a sheet. The skeins are then cut by hand with a wire-strung frame and transferred onto wooden palettes where they are left to dry for around 2 weeks. By this time they are so soft that they need to be wrapped by hand and gently placed in their foam packaging. Each pastel is covered in an information sheet that denotes its color name, number and grade of graduation:

  • B - the black graduation
  • D - the pure color
  • H - the darkest white graduation
  • M - the medium white graduation
  • O - the lightest white graduation

Spec

Product CodeP-SHMP
QualityExcellent
To Use WithPastel
SizeRegular
VeganVegan
TransparencyN/A
Colour LightfastN/A

Reviews

(44 reviews)

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Very good, used for my pipes on pastelmat. Fabulous result. Plan to use them again for tulips

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Probably after Terry Ludwig Schmincke pastels are my favourite.

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I love these pastels, so soft and great quality.

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I love these pastels, so soft and such vibrant colour.

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Perfect coverage. Just wish they could make an equivalent pencil.

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Excellent coverage, would like equivalent in pencil

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Excellent coverage

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Great coverage would like equivalent in pencil

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Excellent coverage, would like equivalent in pencil

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Nice coloured pastel just what I needed

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Good pastel just what I requir3d

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Used this for snow on a tiger's head. Brilliant....

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Brilliant, using it for white on animals

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Easy to use and gives great finish

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They did a wonderful job, I coukd not believe the difference it mad to use a softer pastel for highlights

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Not used yet

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Very soft

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Nice colour but very soft

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Excellent product

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Excellent product

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Schmincke never disappoints. Large, soft, and rich in pigment.

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Schmincke never disappoints. Large, soft, and rich in pigment.

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Beautiful dense coverage.

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Usual Schminke quality.

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Intense colour, lovely soft pastel. Will buy more.

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these pastels are a wee bit too soft for me but good colours

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I've used these for years and love the creamy texture and the brilliance of the colours.

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Not yet used pastel but look to be gorgeous....soft texture rich colour

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Love the Schmincke range.

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I use ground pastels for weathering and blending effects on model kits and Schmincke have always given me the best results. There may be cheaper alternatives out there but for my purposes there are none better.

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I use ground pastels for weathering and blending effects on model kits and Schmincke have always given me the best results. There may be cheaper alternatives out there but for my purposes there are none better.

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just what I wanted

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Lovely soft pastel

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Lovely colour. Excellent texture. I use Schmincke pastels a lot and will definitely buy more.

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Great choice of art materials.

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very fast delivery, with protective packaging. Very satisfied.

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Excellent pastels with velvety smooth lay-down and blending ability.

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Very good, goods arrived promptly, good service over the phone.

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Your service is very kind, but paying by Paypal is beneath ethic problems with an American firm settled in Luxembourg to avoid taxes no good solution. I was cut off twice before the list with my orders was conveyed. So I had to call and to mail until I got my complete order which had to be sent additionally. Never again with Paypal.

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Excellent for highlights. Thick, creamy texture. Wonderful!

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Rich deep intense colour. Soft and creamy texture. Excellent quality soft pastels.

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Lovely rich colour, not a bright vivid orange. Fantastic quality soft pastels.

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Lovely rich colour. Creamy texture. Excellent quality.

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Really yellow, like Daffodils. Rich, creamy texture.

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