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good but smelly
on 3 November 2015
Here are the pros and cons I noticed:
- soft to work with, no need to press hard, easy on the hands
- color blending is quite good, even better than some more expensive oil pastel brands
- even ordinary copy paper gets covered with color easily, though they work better on higher quality papers
- these oil pastels crumb more than artist grade oil pastels. While drawing, small bits of pastels fall on the paper and need to be regularly removed otherwise they can smear in unwanted places
- they have a peculiar smell which I breath inn as I draw, and after about half an hour I have a vague but odd taste in my mouth. This is the thing that concerns me about them, as they don't have any safety ratings like the artist grade oil pastels do.
If there was no smell issue I would have given them 5 stars as they are great value considering the price. They would have been ideal for my sketching and other preliminary work.