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.
If you use social media, then your followers can comment and “love/like” you in the virtual world, but what about entering pastel art competitions?
Who would believe what possibilities and potential lie inside these neatly wrapped lozenges of colour? They are essentially chunks of pure dry pigment, more intense in colour than any tube of paint.
In this month’s giveaway, win one of our Starter Half Stick Sets, or a beginner’s pastelling book by Rebecca de Mendonça.
I often get lovely comments about my work from people at art shows. One that crops up regularly is ‘I’ve tried pastels and just can’t get on with them’.
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