Pastel Questions & Tips (33)

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Blending and fading pastels

Hi all I would like as a new artist some tips on blending and fading soft oil pastels which if any do people use that give the best effects.

Started by Nick Nicholson

0 Sep 19

Different Pastels/TShirt Transfer

So, I have oils pastels, which I read are not supposed to crumble as much as soft/hard pastels. Yet when  I use them, the leave blobbies on…

Started by Melissa Gardiner

1 Sep 14
Reply by Tamera Zarr

Pastel pencils

Hi, I have an un used box of 36 pastel pencils collecting dust and they need a good home. All I would like is the cost of postage for them.…

Started by Brian Galyer

5 Apr 27
Reply by Melissa Gardiner

Gummy pastel

Hi everyone, as you have seen Ive just started using colours, in the form of pastel pencils, Faber Castell, so not cheap ones, and have fou…

Started by Lisa Booker Bown

3 Feb 7
Reply by Mark Bedwell

protecting a pastel painting

I would like to know how you protect a pastel do you mount it on a poster board???

Started by Devora Baht Y'shua

4 Feb 7
Reply by Mark Bedwell

Electric Pastel Pencil Sharpener

I am looking for a good quality electric pencil sharpener for my pastel pencils. I have been using disposable sharpeners but the blades dul…

Started by Lori Waz

10 Feb 7
Reply by Mark Bedwell

Preventing smudging of my pastel paintings

Hi, I work with pastels a fair bit and love the medium, but am having lots of problems getting my pastels to stay on the paper despite my a…

Started by Lim Chin Han

5 Feb 7
Reply by Mark Bedwell

Looking for a good soft/chalk pastel course?

Hi, I am looking for a good chalk pastel course and after that an oil pastel course. Often artists are not the best teachers, but there ar…

Started by J Simpson

0 Sep 29, 2016

Pan Pastels

Does anyone have experience with these? They seem like they would be great to work with?

Started by Penny Meaux

4 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by Penny Meaux


After years of not working with pastels, I have decided to return to my roots.  I began with them as a child.  One of my most favorite thin…

Started by Mary K Capen

2 Feb 9, 2015
Reply by Kathie Patterson



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