Oil Pastel Starter Sets
These introductory oil pastel sets are a great starting point for artists wanting to explore a new medium. They're ideal for use on dark / black backgrounds, for mixed media artwork, or for layering on top of acrylics or other media.
The Royal & Langnickel 12-count set features 12 oil pastels in a variety of colors and a hexagonal shape that makes them easy to grip and prevents them from rolling off the work surface. They're formulated with rich intense color pigments and the soft texture enables smooth drawing and blending for a wide variety of effects. This package contains twelve 3-1/4 inch long oil pastels. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.
The 24-count set from Pro Art comes in a 10" x 3-1/2" x 1/2" inch package with twenty-four oil pastels in assorted colors. These pastels are smooth and easy to apply and are ideal for all kinds of school and art projects. Conforms to ASTM D4236.
In the sample below, you can see how I used the Pro Art 24 set of 24 oil pastels on black paper for a quick floral sketch. I really love how vibrant and opaque the oil colors are when you use them on dark or black paper.
Prima Art Philosophy Water Soluble Oil Pastels - Rustic