Pastels are sometimes mistaken for crayons, but they are far from it. These oil-based paints are easily blended and can offer dramatic effects to any work of art. You can use them just as you would a crayon, but be careful not to overuse them since they are very soft, and bright. The best way to use the pastel is to apply them to a palette and blend the desired colors on there before transferring them to your canvas
You will find one of the country's largest selections of soft pastels, semi-hard pastels, water-soluble pastels, and oil pastels at Jerry's. All oil, water-soluble, semi-hard and soft pastels are available in open stock or in sets. By offering open stock, you may replace your favorite colors one by one as they run out.
Soft pastels typically have a brighter colors than oil or semi-hard pastels, because more pigment is visible since the formula uses less of the binder medium.