View Full Version : Crayon vs. Pastel???

06-23-2002, 10:56 AM
Can someone tell me what is the differences between Professional Crayons vs. Pastels???
Great site and great people , Love it here!!!
Thanks for any info,

Rick R
06-23-2002, 07:38 PM
I think it's the binder for the most part.

Crayons use wax.

Oil pastels use wax and oil.

Hard and soft pastels use things like clay, chalk, talc, gum something-or-other. Stuff like that.

Some crayons and oil pastels are water-soluble. Not sure if they still use wax, since I don't think water and wax mix.

Hope that helps.

- Rick

06-23-2002, 08:42 PM
Hi Rick:
I have been using Conte Crayons but, they feel like soft pastel.
I just wanted to know if this was true.
Thanks for your information.

Rick R
06-24-2002, 12:36 AM
Conte crayons are a hard pastel. A very hard pastel. I was thinking you were refering to the artist-grade crayons from Caran D'Ache and Staedler.

Hope I didn't make it needlessly confusing!

- Rick