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Old 09-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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Question Neon Pastels?

Hey all new to pastel and just barely getting acquainted with the medium but wondering if any company makes a neon pastel set as I haven't seen any, recently saw a pic that looks like the color is just too vibrant to be pastel can't figure it out, anyone?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Hello Nitz26, Welcome to the Pastel Forum. I haven't seen any Neon pastels...but I expect someone has...most queries are answered in the Talk Section.

I've moved your question to our Talk section, as that is where it belongs...but I have left a redirect from the Gallery/Studio section in case you need it.


Have a look at the top of this section to see some information, in our welcome thread, that you will find useful here.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Hi Nitz26-- what a thought provoking (well, for me anyway) question you have posed. It makes me wonder exactly what makes a color "neon". I know I have some awfully bright colors in my collection but I don't think they are neon. Maybe some of our color gurus could weigh in on this.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:26 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Not sure about neon but Mungyo and Diane Townsend both have some fluorescent colors.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Sorry bout the mispost really though i had right forum

Really thought the answer the the op was gonna be a resounding NO, i havnt seen anything close to neon or fluorescent yet locally but i came across a pic that looks like its done in soft pastel and possibly pastel pencils but the color/effect look so vibrant i swore it was photoshopped at first but now im not sure, can anyone confirm this is a pastel work and possibly whats used ive never seen colors this bright that blend together like this though granted im new to pastels
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Re: Neon Pastels?

I can't say for sure what it is in this photo, but I can attest to the fact that pastels can be pretty bright and colorful. They are pure pigment, I know I've got some pretty intense colors in my palette.

The pencils in this photo look like Conte, and I know they're pretty intense, I have a full set, maybe that's what the pencils are. I can't quite make out what make the pastels are, not at all sure. Maybe somebody else will check in here and recognize them. The ones that are round might be Schmincke, but the square ones I can't figure out at all. I was thinking Great Americans (which are square), but they're not quite that long, and the labels look different....

I know Senellier makes metallic and iridescent colors, Great American makes pearlescent colors, and Diane Townsend makes metallic.
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Re: Neon Pastels?

It looks like OIL Pastels - According to the Keywords attached to the picture...would you like me to move this thread to the OIL Pastel Forum?

Having said that...the background to this picture is quite dark...automatically enhances anything light or bright against it...and yes, the effect could be achieved with soft pastels too!
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Re: Neon Pastels?

It is all in the values, and colour, used.
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Yes, I don't see any colors in the example that are more intense than regular soft pastels. Generally speaking, the softer the pastel, the more intense the color as there will be less binder and more pigment.

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:48 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

I have a 2 diffrent copies of this pic neither from the original source ones keywords list it as oil pastel one lists it as chalk pastel but with all the dust on the paper I gotta assume oil is out or am I just dead wrong here?

Appreciate all the input so far there's more to look into than I realized
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:40 AM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Could you find the picture in the thread it was uploaded in? 2 reasons...1 it is normal to cite the author/artist. 2ndly, artists tend to favour either soft pastels or oil pastels, we don't normally do both at once....so if the picture was done by a regular user of one forum it would be easier to ask!
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:56 AM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

The square ones are Mungyo. I know they have some fluorescent ones in their collection, I saw them last time I went to DeSerres (Canada). Having said that, they actually look just like "brights" on black paper. I use black paper quite often, and it really makes the colours "pop".

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Re: Neon Pastels?

There are four in the Mungyo 72 set. I tried these recently just b/c the cost is so low, and I like them. They are quite hard.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

check out Diane Townsend's fluorescent soft pastels.
they may be a little pricey.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: Neon Pastels?

Townsend calls them "Exotics". Color chart is here.

Mt Vision also has a set called 'Chromatic' that also might be what you're looking for. Chart here.

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