Beginners Soft Pastel Tips from Rebecca de Mendonça. If you’re new to soft pastels or have always wanted to try, this free PDF guide will help you Get Started.
This colourful guide covers all the basics, including what surface to work on, how to set up your workspace and how to clean and look after your pastels.
Rebecca then shows you how versatile soft pastels can be, helping you to master various techniques like Smudging, Hatching and Twisting.
The first difficulty in depicting a rainbow in pastel is not the rainbow itself but rather the treatment of the pastel dust in the underlying layers so that the beauty of the rainbow’s colours sit resplendent on top.
Painting portraits can be intimidating if you are unsure of where to begin. For me, it is that initial layer of pastel that makes the subject start to take shape.
Are you in the ‘too many colours is not enough’ camp? or the ‘less is more’ camp when it comes to having colours to choose from?
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