The Oil Pastel Course – Colorful Portrait

The Oil Pastel Course: Colorful Portrait

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Lesson Description

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.

Lesson Materials

  • Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper (Warm Gray)
  • Oil Pastels
  • 4B (or darker) 6B Pencil
  • H-2H Graphite Pencil

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