Last month, we were looking at understanding pastels (the different types of pastels, including oil pastels, and the different pastel techniques).
Today, we're making a more specialised pastel journey, looking at oil pastel techniques...
Oil pastels are less messy than traditional pastels and lots of fun with rich colours and textures that you can create with very expressively.
I do enjoy using oil pastels and I find I create with them quite differently than with my usual pens and markers.
In this Oil Pastels free PDF download we'll look at:
Would you love to have a go with pastels but aren't sure where to start?
Are you confused about which types of pastels to choose or uncertain about how to get those lovely blended colour effects?
Then my new Drawing with Pastels free PDF lesson is for you!
Follow my pastel drawing demos to learn the techniques and find a pastel style to suit you...
My colourful 'Garden Wrens' artwork was inspired by seeing a tiny wren flitting about in the colourful Acer leaves in my back garden (while I was doing the washing-up!)... it was a wonderful moment as we so rarely see the little wrens that we suspect have a nest in thick ivy behind our plum tree...
Such a sweet little bird and a real treat to see in my own back garden!
I create my artworks digitally in Adobe Illustrator - but I start them the good old-fashioned way - with pen and paper...
We all know someone who's a big fan of florals... these five gift ideas are perfect for flower lovers who also love colourful and contemporary style...
1) 'Daisy Day' Phone Case
One of my most popular phone case designs, this pretty pink daisy design is perfect for that stylish someone...
Colourful gift ideas for animal lovers - cute stocking-fillers with character to delight your loved ones...
1) Bold Zebra Framed Mini Art
A dinky framed art print, ideal for desks, mantelpieces, or wall display.
There's up to 15% off in my Spoonflower store for a limited time...
Colourful and contemporary 'Puffin Perfection' artwork...
After a holiday on the north-east coast of Britain where I was absolutely fascinated by these amazing puffins, I wanted to create a puffin artwork to celebrate these colourful and unusual birds who find their homes on our north-eastern cliffs and rock-faces.
They really do have the most amazing colourful beaks - they don’t even look real, do they?
I created my puffin art from pen and marker puffin drawings, plus drawings of sea-thrift flowers and rocks, that I combined digitally in Adobe Illustrator…
Your new coloured pencil drawing resource PDF e-book is now available on site with new information and tutorials including watercolour pencils and Inktense pencils too...
Jam-packed with info, techniques and drawing demos, if you're new to coloured pencils I think you'll find it of interest...
And best of all, it's totally free!
Author: Lotti Brown
Artist, designer, and online drawing teacher.
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