A set of 18 semi-hard Richeson pastels which made with superior quality in mind. A great choice for underpainting, these pastels have nice clean edges that do not crumble easily. The edges are perfect for shading. These pastels ship in a protective paper box and offer excellent lightfastness. They can be sharpened into a point if needed. You can purchase these pastels in groups of 12, 18, 36, 72 and 120. Offers a good selection of colors at an affordable price. You will find these to be a valuable addition to your art mediums.