Sennelier Half-Stick Soft Pastels are valued as much for being sturdy as they are for being economical. Their strength enables them to withstand extensive handling and traveling, and the low price point enables artists to afford far more colors. Half-stick pastels have the exact same pigment and composition as the full sticks. They are water-soluble and have unparalleled pigment intensity. Even a gentle stroke delivers a solid, powerful line of brilliant color. Create shimmering, glowing effects with this broad range of iridescent hues and tones.