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sweetpea

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on: November 25, 2012, 01:28:34 PM
I meam a beginner and I am having issues getting started to do a picture.   I don't know if I have to to tone the paper all the time.  Do I start a picture from light to dark?  Where would I get good information regarding doing pastels for beginners?  Thanks.


Sarah (arch)

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Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 08:06:47 PM
I am not experienced with pastels, and I don't know that I have seen pastels classes here, but YouTube has a wealth of demos in all mediums. In fact that's.how I found Paint Basket.
Sarah


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Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 10:11:44 PM
sweetpea,

Try: http://paintbasket.com/studios/blog/2010/07/10/the-basics-of-pastel-drawing/ As far as I know, that is the only thing on the site directly instructing on pastels (well it's all I could find.)
I don't know about others, but I for one would like more and would be willing to pay for a few lessons or a DVD...
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Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 03:30:53 AM
Dennis did mention in the past about possibly doing some pastel work. Never hurts to ask!  >:D   'scuse me, Dennis....?   :whistle:
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Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 07:17:40 AM
Val,

That's exactly why I added a large, quality set of soft Rembrandt's to my Cheap Joes order the last time I did a big order (postage saver to Oz.) Pretty expensive, so didn't want to waste them on some of the junky "tutorials" I have found on the Internet.

I realise the irony of "wasting" them by leaving them sit idle, but...

Here's a link to some freebies on YouTube: Painting With Pastels on WTJX Channel 12 maybe that will prompt our boys into offering up something a bit more substantial on this site...  >:D :whistle: :2funny:

Then again it might not too. :2funny:

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Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 08:32:36 AM
Imbatman...that's what i bought too..the Rembrant set. I bought it about 4 days ago and haven't even opened it yet. It was 100 buck! but i got a 50% coupon on line at Michael's in town..so it came down alot.
I looked thru alot of tutorials already on pastels Sweetpea. Send my a message and I will help you out.
I have a good idea of how it works.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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