Animals with Pastels – Parrot

Animals with Pastels: Parrot

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Lesson Description

In this lesson series, we’ll create a representational drawing of a Parrot (Macaw) with soft pastels and pastel pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel board.

Lesson 1 - Materials and Sketching

In lesson one, we'll review the materials used for this lesson series and sketch the subject on gray pastel board with a pastel pencil.

Lesson 2 - The Background

In lesson two, we'll develop the background by layering a variety of greens and neutral colors, gently blending them as we go.

Lesson 3 - The Head

In lesson three, we'll develop the details of the head through carefully layering of colors and values.

Lesson 4 - Wings and Body

In lesson four, we'll develop the breast of the bird and both of the wings above the branch.

Lesson 5 - Finishing Touches

In lesson five, we'll develop the long tail feathers, the branch, and talons. We'll also make a few adjustments to the background to complete the drawing.

Lesson Materials

  • Rembrandt Soft Pastels
  • Gray Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Board
  • Pastel Pencils

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Animals with Pastels – Parrot — 3 Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful Matt, I’ve not yet got started with pastels but I would really like to.
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