Reeves Soft Artist Pastels can be applied with finger, cotton bud, or brush and used for both drawing and coloring. The high quality pigments provide vibrant colours and excellent lightfastness. They can be applied on smooth or textured paper. Since they are water-soluble, they are compatible with watercolors and can be diluted to create washes. They also can be used as is or scraped with a knife to create pastel dust. Each pastel measures 64mm x 10mm (2.5″X.375″).