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Old 09-24-2010, 12:32 AM
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Dark Pastels

Can anyone tell me which brand of pastels has the darkest blues, purples, reds. Thank you.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:12 AM
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Re: Dark Pastels

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.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:11 AM
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Re: Dark Pastels

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.

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:57 AM
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Re: Dark Pastels

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!

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Re: Dark Pastels

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).
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