SCHMINCKE PASTELS

Incredibly brilliant, consistently soft, Schmincke Soft Pastels are made by mixing pure pigments with a small amount of dextrin binder, and require hand-production to deliver a perfect dry colour to recreational and professional pastel artists who demand the highest quality. Schmincke Soft Pastels are especially ideal for top layers, so soft that delicate strokes will not disturb previous layers. Their 400 colours are divided into pure and reduced tints for seamless blending and descending tones.

Made from pure pigment with a small amount of binder to hold them together, these pastels are too soft for machinery to handle without breaking them. No chalk is used in Schmincke’s unique Soft Pastels, because although it would allow for cheaper mechanical production, chalk would make the pastel harder and less intense in colour.

To achieve maximum quality, it takes over a week to produce these sticks of brilliant colour. After mixing pigment, binder and a little water, the paste is extruded through a kind of sausage maker, then the “worms” are detached by hand and cut in a wire-strung frame. The damp sticks have to dry for around eight days, and after drying, the pastels are hand-wrapped. This is a costly and time consuming process, however it is the only way Schmincke can guarantee even quality and smoothness, so the artist can be assured their favourite colour is consistent throughout the range of 400 finest extra-soft artists’ pastel colours.

Only this sophisticated, labour-intensive method can guarantee that Schmincke pastels are silky smooth with a touch like velvet. Working with these pastels is like working with pure colour and is a real painting experience rather than simple drawing. The unsurpassed smoothness and quality of Schmincke’s finest pastels are legendary among pastel artists world-wide.

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 001D WHITE

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 002B PERM YELLOW 1 LEMO

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 002D PERM YELLOW 1 LEMO

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 002H PERM YELLOW 1 LEMO

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 002M PERM YELLOW 1 LEMO

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 002O PERM YELLOW 1 LEMO

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 003B PERM YELLOW 2 LIGH

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 003D PERM YELLOW 2 LIGH

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 003H PERM YELLOW 2 LIGH

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 003M PERM YELLOW 2 LIGH

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 003O PERM YELLOW 2 LIGH

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 004B PERM YELLOW 3 DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 004D PERM YELLOW 3 DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 004H PERM YELLOW 3 DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 004M PERM YELLOW 3 DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 004O PERM YELLOW 3 DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 005B ORANGE DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 005D ORANGE DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 005H ORANGE DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 005M ORANGE DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 005O ORANGE DEEP

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 007B TITANIUM YELLOW

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 007D TITANIUM YELLOW

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 007H TITANIUM YELLOW

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 007M TITANIUM YELLOW

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 007O TITANIUM YELLOW

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 008B VANADIUM YELLOW LT

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 008D VANADIUM YELLOW LT

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 008H VANADIUM YELLOW LT

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 008M VANADIUM YELLOW LT

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 008O VANADIUM YELLOW LT

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SCHMINCKE PASTEL 009B VANADIUM YELLOW DP

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