In 1921, Sakura Color Products of Osaka, Japan, formulated Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil.

Today, the finest elements continue to make up the Cray-Pas family of oil pastels. Cray-Pas Specialist oil pastels provide professional artists with superb, creamy texture that facilitates “blendability” and can be used in combination with a variety of painting mediums. The range of colours is ideal for fine art, commercial art and illustration.

Impasto and subtle colour wash effects are possible with the use of specialist extender, which distributes colour to create shadows and depth.