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SLIDESHOW – Painting with Oil Pastels

SLIDESHOW – Painting with Oil Pastels

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Description

This is how to blend and layer oil pastels so they look like paint instead of crayons.

 S L I D E S H O W

Painting with oil pastels

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Create thick bold and bright outlines first. You can use a pencil for guide lines, but be very light.

Create thick bold and bright outlines first. You can use a pencil for guide lines, but be very light.

Fill in the areas with colors you like. Blending and gradations will make it look more like paint than crayons.

Fill in the areas with colors you like. Blending and gradations will make it look more like paint than crayons.

To make lighter colors and new colors, use the side of the pastel to make a bit of texture in one color

To make lighter colors and new colors, use the side of the pastel to make a bit of texture in one color

Then make another layer in a second color, also lightly.

Then make another layer in a second color, also lightly.

Finish by blending with white and/or a blending stick (stump)

Finish by blending with white and/or a blending stick (stump)

areas lightly filled in

areas lightly filled in

More color applied and blending together.

More color applied and blending together.

White goes over the whole thing to create a creamy lighter effect.

White goes over the whole thing to create a creamy lighter effect.

The finished work. Can you find the Most Important Spot? Is there Balance and Harmony? Why do you think that is?

About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children’s books with over 5 million in print worldwide.
See his paintings at http://dennasd.com

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