Pan Pastels are a revolutionary new medium for artists and were recently invented in the past few years. Formulated with a minimum of binder, these pastels can be easily applied with special soft micropore sponge tools. No need to use liquids for this unique art tool! A wonderful set for anyone exploring the art of Pan Pastels. They are inter-mixable and artists working in pastel can achieve a more painterly effect than ever before, including techniques for blocking in large areas of color in seconds as well as applying ultra-thin glazing layers. All of the PanPastel professional-quality colors are highly pigmented and lightfast. The special formulation of PanPastel colors delivers an amazingly soft pastel with virtually no dust, and the clever packaging allows them to be stacked together for easy storage or travel for plein air painters.