Emma Colbert Animal 16 Half Stick Soft Pastel Set

The Animal 16 Half Stick Soft Pastel set will enable you to paint many types of animals with a relatively small palette.



Emma is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as a portrait artist alongside illustration work and her series of wildlife and landscapes. Emma’s favourite subjects are animals and she enjoys painting pet portraits as well as series of British and Irish wildlife. Using a combination of Unison pastels and velour paper, Emma says there is no other medium quite like pastel for building up the effect of fur.

This compact set will enable you to paint many types of animals with a relatively small palette. Row 1 has an important selection of light shades, vital for highlights and reflected colours in white animals. Row 2 provides cool shadow tones and useful blues for painting the highlights on darker coats. Rows 3 and 4 give you a range of warm tones from light to dark including some of my most commonly used brown shades. With this small set, you should have a good combination of colours to use directly or layer together to create many coat types.

What’s in the box? Soft Pastels included in the set…

Grey 28

Grey 27

Light 6

Additional 19

Grey 10

Blue Violet 9

Grey 8

Dark 14

Brown Earth 14

Brown Earth 9

Yellow 15

Red Earth 9

Natural Earth 1

Red Earth 18

Brown Earth 36

Grey 36

Additional information

Weight 0.165 kg
Dimensions 14.5 × 10.5 × 2.8 cm


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Pastel Size Guide

Half stick

Length: 2.5cm
Width: 1.2cm

Only available within sets

Small stick

Length: 5cm
Width: 1.2cm

Full range of Small Sticks available on website

Large stick

Length: 7.3cm
Width: 2.4cm

Large Sticks available in over 100 colours on website

Please do bear in mind that our pastels are hand made from a variety of traditional pigments, all of which have their own characteristics. This means that size does fluctuate ever so slightly, and the softness varies between the different colours. We do, of course, keep well within our criteria for the perfect pastel, but if the pastels you’ve received don’t quite live up to your expectations, please get in touch and we’ll make sure it’s put right.