Hard pastels are made from similar ingredients to soft pastels, yet typically contain more binder and less pigment. Whilst the colour of hard pastels may not be as intense, they do not crumble and are therefore a brilliant choice for on-the-go artists. Hard pastels allow for clean lines, and offer a nice opportunity to create dramatic marks on paper. Hard pastels are slightly more difficult to blend than soft pastels, so are therefore a good choice for architects or minimalist artists. At Cowling and WIlcox we supply hard pastels from leading brands such as Conté Carres. Shop online today.