Pastel Questions & Tips (30)

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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 painting..how 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

Pastels

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

An Oil Pastel Portrait!

Help! I am absolutely lost! I cannot get a good skin tone on an oil pastel portrait this is the first one I have ever done. It is very diff…

Started by Skylar Tucker

2 Aug 6, 2014
Reply by Vanessa Pace

How to clean Pastel Brush ?

Hello everyone, i'm newbie and a newbie in using Pastel Brush( Hours hair ) :) !!! Image here : i use them for SOft pastel, i crash the pas…

Started by Anh Nguyen

3 Jun 24, 2014
Reply by Sandra Haley

How to get depth

I have done this little picture myself and thought id put base colours and shadows but I think it is really lacking depth and im rather dis…

Started by Lisa Booker Bown

5 Feb 2, 2014
Reply by Lisa Booker Bown

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