For authentic pastel drawings with quick, easy color lay down, these chunky pastel blocks are perfect. Their square shape and smooth, firm texture means you can use the ends, sides or edges to produce both broad and fine lines. Although not as dusty as soft pastels, the effect is equally beautiful and perhaps a little more manageable. Derwent Pastels are available in a range of 36 vibrant colors, plus the unique Derwent Blender which allows easy blending without affecting the color density. Derwent Pastels are the ideal medium for producing broad strokes when used on their flat side or end or fine lines when used on their edge. They’re every bit as smooth as their pastel pencil counterparts in a chunky block format with a semihard texture. They have a slightly dusty quality, which allows for easy blending and smudging to create soft, expressive effects on paper.