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Pastel Drawing and Painting for Seniors and Beginners

Pastel drawing is a form of art that lies somewhere between drawing and painting. It’s like you’re painting with a stick of color. Pastel painting can produce very rich textures and opaque vivid colors, which is why a lot of artists like or liked to use them, including Leonardo da Vinci. Pastels are essentially pure color pigment that is combined with a binding agent to form a stick. There are 4 main types of pastels, oil, soft and hard chalk pastels, and pencils. Soft chalk pastels are the most widely used and the easiest to work with and blend, while the hard pastels are generally used to produce a sharper drawing with more defined lines. Most pastels are usually drawn on textured paper which allows the chalk to grab hold of the paper without any unintentional smearing or smudging.

Pastel Drawing for Beginners

Learn the Art of Pastel Drawing!

If you are considering taking up pastel drawing or painting as a hobby, you’ve definitely come to the right place. The videos we have listed below will give you a great introduction to this popular art form and the hosts will give you some great pointers and tips, not only on how to paint with pastels, but also on some of the materials you will need to get started. Enjoy!

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1, 2, 3... Pastel! Easy Beginner Lesson! You asked for it!

EASY as 1, 2, 3 - Beginner Soft Pastel Tutorial

Try a Simple Pastel Painting in 20 Minutes. It's Playtime!

A Beginner's Guide to Soft Pastels

5 Soft Pastel Techniques for Beginners

BEGINNER Pastel Painting Lesson! & Check out my New Blending Tool!

A No Fail Way to Start a Pastel Painting