View Full Version : Dark Pastels

09-24-2010, 12:32 AM
Can anyone tell me which brand of pastels has the darkest blues, purples, reds. Thank you.

water girl
09-24-2010, 01:12 AM
I use Terry Ludwig's Intense Darks I and II. Sennelier single sticks #178 and #179 are a very dark green. Great American also has a wonderful dark set.

09-24-2010, 06:11 AM
Unison Dark Jewels.

I've found that *different* brands have *some* sticks in purer dark colours, so handpicking them is also an option.

Probably hard to beat TL, though, they're wonderfully dark.

09-24-2010, 08:57 AM
I have also heard that Dianne Townsends darks i think they are called midnight colors are really dark. this is from Deborah Secor, not from me. I use Terry Ludwigs Intense Dark 1 and 2. Love them!


09-24-2010, 02:42 PM
All of the above. I LOVE my Terry Ludwig Darks II set, as well as the Diane Townsend "Almost Black" set (which Deborah turned me on to).