Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pastel tutorial..

salamun a'laik and hi to all..

As for today.. i'm gonna share with you a basic thing about portrait painting... firstly, you can referred to my older post about grid sketching... that's the first basic that everyone can use to start drawing...
i'm sure, most of you would like to know more about pastel.. i'm using soft pastel almost all of my paintings.. first of all, let me introduce you about pastel..

Pastel
is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation.

The color effect of pastels is closer the natural dry pigments than that of any other process. Soft pastels are like sticks or blocks of soft chalk containing pigments. They can be difficult to work with because they crumble easily and can smudge. but if you can handle it well, you'll be able to produce a great works with pastel.. try it out..




You can also buy pastels in pencil form. These are less messy and great for detail work.

Blending is the key to your pastel colour versatility. You can make almost any color you need by two types of blending layering and smudging, as you can see here:




When you lay down a colour and lay another colour on top you get a rich, vivid color blend. When you put two colors next to one another and blend them together by smudging them with your finger, you get a softer look.


6 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... what a gift you have and thank goodness you're making the most of it by making the world a brighter and more beautiful place because of your art. Thank you for sharing your tips!

LiYaNa said...

thanks sheila.. i'm grateful.. you're welcome.. well, for me.. knowledge is supposed to be shared.. i'm happy..

Cahaya Kekasih said...

fixative spray...saya tak tau mana nak cari la kat cni....spray lain ade la....

saya ada try guna soft pastel aritu...da frame da coz susah nak simpan kan...ade wat mounting la tapi tak spray pun...huhu

saya frame sebab tu 1st try saya guna soft pastel...hehe...jakun sungguh...drawing yang feels like crying tu..background blog puisi :)

LiYaNa said...

fixative spray... kalau susah nk jmpa.. blh guna hair spray.. salah satu alternatif lain sebenarnya.. x kisah la jenis apa pun.. tp hair spray.. ia membantu protect karya awk.. kalau x spray...seriously.., warna dia x tahan... nanti dia jd pudar coz pigments2 tu x dpt lekat dgn smpurna..

every arts even tell it story.. hehe.. x jakun la.. sama la, first karya soft pastel sy walaupun x lwa tp sy frame.. itu adalah karya pertama saya pakai soft pastel n jd satu permulaan saya utk terus guna warna ni...! hehe..

Cahaya Kekasih said...

rudy srh saya try clear aerosol untuk pensel warna..saya kan bnyk guna pensel warna..tapi ntah saya lum try lagi.....spray da ada tapi x berani la...huhu...

hmm...tu la...cam pudar kan...tapi saya dah frame pun drawing tu...nak wat camne kan...

LiYaNa said...

owh... try la..beranikan diri...! selamat mencuba....!

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