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Old 09-07-2009, 07:03 PM
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I see that Dick Blick has a new line of pastels at a decent price. I know that they are a sponsor. Has anyone tried them???? I see that they are non-toxic and they say that colorfastness is good.

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I'm interested to know myself since I'm still pastel shopping. It might be too new, maybe no one has tried them yet.
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What is the name of the pastels? Are they listed as professional or student grade?

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What is the name of the pastels? Are they listed as professional or student grade?

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They coin them as professional.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/bl...-soft-pastels/

Prices are good. Time will tell how good they are I suppose.
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I bought their student grade years ago and still use them. I bet the brand they came out with lately is good. I'd be interested in trying them because I trust Blick brands.
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Since we are all responsible for knowing the products we use, their archival and lightfast properties, I think each of us needs to test new products for ourselves and then we'll know the answers. Put them in the sun and see just how fast they do or do not fade - simple!
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Re: Dick Blick

Sounds interesting but I remember (maybe it wasn't blick but I'm pretty sure it was) reading that the people at blick didn't know much of anything about pastels and they mostly relied on artists to tell them what the decent brands where/are.

Well as has been said the best thing is to try them out. I might buy a few and see what happens.
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Hmm... It would be more helpful if they gave some indication of the colors in the sets. I may get some open stock to try in my next order.
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Devon, this link lists the colors in each set.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/bl...-pastels-sets/
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"The Artist's Magazine" (October 09) has a nice chart of color samples on page 2 in a big 2-page ad. They seem to have very interesting darks that are so important to pastel painters...Hmmmmmmm. tempted.
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Thanks Jenny, don't know how I missed that. There seems to be one positive review so far.
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Carol: When you are at the newstand check out that "The Artist's magazine.
(my thread just above your's). Derek
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I cannot order these but one reason why i look dick blick page for example i want see what are in sets becouse makes easier choose pastels own basic set.
idea seems very similar to oil paint/watercolour in 15 sets and larger adds hues what are similar in coloured pencils.
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You can see the colors in the open stock section JPQ.
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Did everyone forget about all the 'lead' that was in children's toys from an overseas supplier! I'd be real careful where these pastels originate from and do they have a ASTM test data sheet! They may be wonderful but.......

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