Over many decades, Daler-Rowney have perfected the art of making soft pastels. The finest pigments are blended with chalk and china clay to produce the vibrant colour and smooth velvet texture of Artists’ Soft Pastels, each one carefully wrapped by hand The finest available pigments give the smoothest and most consistent painting experience through a carefully balanced range of 186 tints. The softness of each pastel produces graduated velvet tones of unsurpassed richness and hue. Daler-Rowney Artists’ Soft Pastels now have the softest, creamiest mark, providing the most consistent coverage. All colours come in tints of 1-4 (4 being the deepest), with each vibrant colour derived from the precise blending of finest-quality pigments. Each colour has the same pigment combination, which is then mixed with superior quality chalk and china clay to produce the different tints. All colours are non-hazardous, with minimal tendency to crumble and dust. The lightfastness of the range is unsurpassed.