Pastel Drawing Tutorials
By Matt Fussell
All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of pastels. Pastels come in a variety of forms including soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, and pastel pencil. They can be used on a variety of surfaces including paper, canvas, masonite, and illustration board. Pastel drawings can resemble paintings when complete and sometimes are refered to as "paintings", although the process is decidely a drawing process. The medium is considered a traditional medium for creating art.
Pastels are applied to surfaces using many different techniques that can produce a wide variety of effects and results. Quality can vary greatly from brand to brand, and is usually reflected in the price.
Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your pastel drawing techniques.
PASTEL DRAWING LESSONS
Oil Pastels, Apple
Learn how to use oil pastels to draw an apple in this free drawing lesson video.
Oil Pastel Still Life
Learn how to draw a still life with oil pastels with these excerpts from 2 live lessons. Podcast Episode 4 (Free download in the Apple iTune Store)
Dog Portrait - Oil Pastels
Learn how to draw a dog portrait using oil pastels in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 2 hour lesson.
Pastel Portrait Excerpts
Learn how to draw a realistic portrait of a woman with soft pastels in this free drawing lesson.
How to Draw Lips
Learn how to draw realistic lips in pastel in this free drawing lesson video.
Learn how to draw the landscape with chalk or soft pastels in this free drawing lesson video.