The Oil Pastel Course: Colorful Portrait
In this module, we'll create a colorful portrait with oil pastels on toned paper.
Lesson 1 - Materials and Transfer
In this lesson, we take a look at the materials used for this series and use a graphite transfer to get our contours in place.
Lesson 2 - Color Scheming
In this lesson, we begin applying oil pastels to the face by using strong colors underneath more natural skin tones.
Lesson 3 - Creative Skin Tones
In this lesson, we continue developing the form of the face by increasing the contrast in value.
Lesson 4 - The Eyes and Lips
In this lesson, we add the eyes and the lips to the portrait.
Lesson 5 - The Hair
In this lesson, we concentrate on shapes of color and value to develop the hair.
Lesson 6 - Clothing and Background
In this lesson, we complete the drawing by addressing the clothing and the background.
- Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper (Warm Gray)
- Oil Pastels
- 4B (or darker) 6B Pencil
- H-2H Graphite Pencil