A Sennelier extra soft pastel is composed of high quality pure pigment grounded with a natural transparent binder.
The high quality composition of “à l’écu” pastels is the result of a perfect balance between binder and pigment. For gradient shades, increasing amounts of mineral fines are added, ultimately tending towards white.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite being very well packed, sometimes, these Sennelier extra soft pastels might arrive broken or chipped at the ends when being sent by post. This is due to the fact that they are very delicate. This does not detract from the way the pastels work and as such we cannot refund broken pastels unless they are deemed unusable by being shattered into several small pieces.
There is a good mix of colours for general use and I would recommend them to beginners and artists alike. Betty Stiles (Pinner, United Kingdom) on 9 May 2013
A nice set of soft pastels with a good selection of colours. Easy to apply and blend. Have used pastels for many years and these must rank my favourite. They were a lot cheaper in a local store but Ken Bromley, who is my preferred supplier, did price match. Adrian Gilbert (Livingston, United Kingdom) on 13 Jan 2015
absolutely love these soft pastels!! the colour saturation is just fantastic,I am addicted. Trudi Atherton (Southport, United Kingdom) on 23 Apr 2013