Sakura Cray-Pas Specialist oil pastels are a smoother, more vivid option than the popular Cray-Pas Expressionist line. Suitable for art students and artists on a budget, these pastels blend better than the entry-level Expressionists and lay down more color in a single stroke. You'll notice deeper dark shades and a creamier, more consistent texture. Specialist pastels' square shape makes it easier to work in small areas and draw precise shapes. This set of 12 contains all the basic colors you need for most styles of pastel art, including nature drawings, portraits, and abstract art.