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Capture the essence of wildlife with Vic Bearcroft's superb pastel sets! Available as a basic and deluxe set, these fantastic pastels are the ideal choice for all pastel artists - whether they be new starters, improvers or beyond. 

Specially selected by Vic himself, each set is a balanced mix of both Faber Castell hard pastels and SAA soft pastels. 

Featuring a range of colours with the ability to create a range of tones, moods and effects, this set is ideal for capturing wildlife the Vic Bearcroft way! 

Basic Set includes the following items: Faber Castell Hard Pastels: Black (199), White (101), Ivory (103), Alizarin Crimson (226), Cadmium Yellow (107), Earth Green Yellowish (168) SAA Soft Pastels: Orange (5) (0235), Yellow Ochre (5) (0455), Smoke Grey (2345), Raw Sienna (0895), Sanguine (1265), Prussian Blue (0345)

A nice selection of colours and I liked the combination of hard and soft pastels. A good starting set for the wildlife artist. Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]

The basic pack contains a good variety of soft and hard pastels and colours which in my opinion make a good choice for those like myself who have purchased other pastels which contain lots of bright colours that seem to never get used and are therefore a waste of money, having different packs containing the right colours for specific use is more beneficial. Rating:  [4 of 5 Stars!]

A superb set of pastels to accompany Vic Bearcroft Book "Wildlife in Pastel". Brilliant for developing your skills in use of pastels. Rating:  [5 of 5 Stars!]

I am glad I went for the de luxe set - it has taught me the importance of having both soft and hard pastels. The colours are well selected for first time users, and I was able to do my first ever Patterdale terrier dog portrait quite successfully using just these. I needed colours for painting animals and these colours are perfect.The soft pastels are exactly that and the colour is very rich.The hard ones hold a good sharp edge for highlights. Rating:  [5 of 5 Stars!]

Have had problems in the past getting enough layers onto velour supports without fixing. Watched Vic Bearcroft's demo in Manchester earlier this year and asked him about pastels and learned that he uses 'the harder end of soft'. Up to now I have used very soft pastels so I bought this set to try out and am still getting used to them - but you can certainly get more layers on. Look forward to producing much better wildlife pictures on velour in future!!! Rating:  [3 of 5 Stars!]


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