By Matt Fussell
A Bit About Pastels
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.
PASTEL DRAWING COURSE
“Pastel Landscape Mastery” is a members only video course on drawing landscapes using pastels. The goal of the course is to provide the student with the most comprehensive approach to drawing landscapes with pastels through easy to understand modules that include over 200 minutes (nearly 4 hours) of HD video and 148 pages of eBooks. (15 Modules)
10 Pastel Tips
10 of my very best tips for drawing and painting with soft pastels.
PORTRAITS / FIGURE
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.
Paint Quickly With Pastels
Learn how to paint quickly with pastels. Tips for creating a developed painting in a short amount of time.
Learn how to draw the landscape with chalk or soft pastels in this free drawing lesson video.
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.
Oil Pastel Still Life
Learn how to draw a still life with oil pastels with these excerpts from 2 live lessons.
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