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Title: Polychromo pastels query
Post by: Win on April 04, 2016, 08:44:39 AM
Could someone please tell me if there is a difference between polychromo pastels and soft pastels. 

I have a very old box of 72 Faber Castell polychromo pastels, I have had them for a very long time and never fathomed out how to use them, I looked at the PB pastel classes and ran a little of the free class but am still mystified.   :thankyou: in advance  :)
Title: Re: Polychromo pastels query
Post by: musika on April 04, 2016, 09:22:33 AM
Polychromos pastels are harder and can be used for drawing detail because of their square shape.
Title: Re: Polychromo pastels query
Post by: Win on April 06, 2016, 04:43:31 AM
Aah thanks Ray, so they not considered soft pastels then,   Will have to wait until Im a fully fledged Artist to use them, could be my Grand children may inherent them  :2funny:
Title: Re: Polychromo pastels query
Post by: dennis on April 06, 2016, 10:19:20 PM
You can use them right now for the initial sketching and some of the underlayer before using the soft pastels.
I mislaid my hard square pastels and only just found them again - where they should not have been in the first place.
Sometime in the future I will used them in a soft pastel lesson. O0
Title: Re: Polychromo pastels query
Post by: Win on April 12, 2016, 05:12:20 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis ....so many things too learn  :)