Sennelier Soft Pastels were first created way back in 1887 by Gustave Sennelier for Edgar Degas. In France, it is the only pastels that has the Kings Crown of approval on its label. They are made from 100% pure pigment that is bound with gum arabic.
They do not contain any, which means these colors are more vibrant than other pastel brands on the market today. These beautiful pastels are lightfast and their colors will remain true for centuries to come.
They come in both full stick and half stick size. The full sticks are air dried and individually hand wrapped. The half sticks are a little shorter and thicker than the full sticks and are not wrapped. The full stick soft pastels are available in a wide range of colors, 525 to be exact, which includes 24 iridescent colors. They are sold individually or in sets.
The half sticks are available in sets that range in size from 20 to 120 different colors.