Pastel pencils are a great medium for drawing. They are, just as their name implies, pencils with soft pastel material inside of them. Learning how to draw with them is easy. A variety of companies produce them, and they can be bought for relatively little money. They behave quite a lot like regular ole' soft pastels, except they are very easy to sharpen. As a result, it's easy to get details with pastel pencils. They are also much cleaner than traditional soft pastels, making them ideal for sketchbook work.
1. Layer your colors- build up your colors to make them interesting.
3. Have some blended areas, but leave some areas unblended- this will create some variety of texture and make the pastel pencil drawing more interesting.
4. Protect your work- Pastel pencils will smear unless you add a fixative to your final drawing. (Remember cheap aerosol hair spray works too)
The following video demonstrates how to draw with pastel pencils...