Firm, vibrant pastel blocks available in carefully selected ranges of colors. Ideal for broad, bold strokes as well as crisp detail. All colors can be smudged and blended together to create soft, expressive effects and an infinite range of hues and tints. Can be used wet or dry and works beautifully with other media, particularly pencils. Each set includes a unique blending stick designed to aid the blending and mixing of colors without diminishing color intensity. Each set comes in a handy reusable tin.