Our Richeson Signature Pastels are great for every level of skill and creativity. Versatile, vibrant, and made with quality, they are perfect for all paintings from first sketches to the final touches. The soft handmade pastels offer a consistent application without crumbling as some softer pastels do. The soft round pastels help you create broad smooth strokes or fine details. The Richeson Semi-Hard Pastels are perfect for underpainting and have great flat edges for shading.