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Pastel Painting => Pastel Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: BarryC on July 18, 2017, 11:55:38 PM

Title: Frog
Post by: BarryC on July 18, 2017, 11:55:38 PM
Not sure where this belongs so I thought I would drop it here.

Trying something different. Pastels on uart sanded paper. Ref jason morgan.

Pastels are a much faster process.

Title: Re: Frog
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 19, 2017, 12:09:43 AM
Oh, Barry, this is such a fun piece.  Love the smoothness of the colors.


Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Val on July 19, 2017, 12:10:57 AM
Hi Barry, this should be under the Pastels Encourager Section.

I have this photo as well! I got it from an public domain site. It's in my lineup for pastels!  :heeha:

Great job. Did you use soft pastels, pastel pencils, or a combination?
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: BarryC on July 19, 2017, 02:08:58 AM
I looked but did not see the pastel section, then justed noticed now and it was not expanded. Is there a move function? If not can i delete this and repost?

I used panpastels and prismacolor nupastel sticks for blocking in, then carb-othello pencils.

Now i dont know what to do with it. I feel that if I sneeze it will poof disappear! Fixative seems to be the answer but people say that will change the color. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 19, 2017, 02:26:52 AM
 :heeha: Wow, I love the brilliance of the colors, Barry. I'll bet it is faster than colored pencils. I've been tempted to try pastels but just can't bring myself to add another medium at this time.

I'd love to know how the fixative works on the finished drawing.
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Win on July 19, 2017, 09:25:43 PM
Great shading of your frog Barry it has quite a 3D look.  :clap:

Fixative can sometimes slightly darken your tonal values, I use a soft pastel workable aerosol fixative without the ball in the can (advised by Dennis),  most often I use it a couple of times during the layering process, but I spray from about a foot away  from left to right starting at the top going down (as advised by Dennis  ;)  ) basically you want a very light spray of it. hope that helps a little.
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: dennis on July 20, 2017, 07:41:54 AM
Excellent for first try  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Val on July 20, 2017, 01:14:31 PM
Barry, if you are not yet ready to frame it, store it flat with either a piece of glassine or tracing paper on top. It won't smudge. I haven't used any fixative on mine and they are fine... just stack them up!  O0
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: BarryC on July 20, 2017, 10:23:40 PM
Thanks every one, all your comments are much appreciated !
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Annie. on July 20, 2017, 11:37:54 PM
Love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2017, 11:47:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Love your frog Barry.  I have never used fixative on my pastel paintings because of derogatory comments attributed to its use which I have read.  However, I use parchment paper to protect them and have never had a problem.

Title: Re: Frog
Post by: Maryna on July 21, 2017, 05:20:23 AM
Great Frog, love the vibrancy. :clap: :clap:

I do use Fixative on my Pastel drawings. I can't afford them to smudge against each other.