Pastels, Charcoal & Crayons
Commonly used as a medium for life drawing, the large, soft media of the drawing tools in this category are great for flowing, expressive lines, and quick shading for large areas of your chosen surface. All of our willow charcoal is provided by the oldest traditional supplier in the UK, so you’re guaranteed quality, and a locally sourced product. The charcoal sticks come in a variety of widths and lengths.
Pastels feature significantly in the history of art, developed originally during the Renaissance period and coming to greater prominence during the 1700’s. Artway have recently developed a lovely range of high pigment, soft pastels for artists using this expressive medium.
Available in packs of 12 or 24 vibrant colour selections and made from fine-quality, soft material that blends smoothly, the Artway Soft Pastel Sets enable full and expressive control, with a colour block of rich, deep tones with excellent lightfastness. Each Pastel is shaped into a square profile, which is perfect for a range of techniques and line widths. Great for beginners and experienced artists alike.
With most of the drawing tools in this category, the high-level of dry pigment involved naturally creates a lot of loose particles on your surface of choice, so we recommend using our fantastic value fixative spray to keep your art in pristine condition.