Marie’s Soft Pastel Colored Chalk Color 48
Soft pastels, the most commonly used pastel, are made with a combination of white chalk, pigment, and gum arabic, which gives it a drier matte finish. Oil pastels, on the other hand, are similar to oil paints but don't dry out or harden completely. Like an oil painting, oil pastels can be worked and thinned.
The most popular papers for general pastel and chalk drawing are colored, textured specialty pastel papers such as Strathmore Pure Tints and Canson Mi-Teintes. These textured surfaces typically have a fine, irregular texture pressed into the surface during manufacture