I just felt like a crow in the fall would be a super fun idea for pastels!!
Pastels - Nupastels 24 pack of firm pastel color sticks. I have continued to design for this smallBox (with a couple of additions now and again….see below). Nupastels are on the firm side ofall the soft pastels and so are easier to handle. Of course, other brands are good too! Don’t getanything less than 24 colours though. And make sure you do NOT buy oil pastels. They aresomething different entirely. You may want a black pastel pencil to help with the eyes for thisproject. Maybe buy a small set.For this project I have added a more pigmented yellow-orange and yellow. The Nupastelsjust don’t have the pigment power of other brands and they fall very short in theyellow/orange category for this piece. To get the vibrancy in the background you willdefinitely want to step up your pastel game.
If this is one of your first soft pastel paintings, I encourage you to view my two FREE in-depthvideos on my website. Beginning Your Pastel Journey Part 1 and 2. It will give you moreinformation on the medium, what pastels are out there and what to get, discussion about paper,why you need an easel and some techniques to try. It is worth the view.A FREE Basic mini video is also available which will fast track you to get started for one of mydemos or classes: pastels, paper choice, changing colour of your paper, transferring your linedrawing and set up of easel.
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