Drawing Fundamentals - Soft Chalk Pastel
Learn how to use soft chalk pastels to add dimension and vibrant color to your drawings in this free starter course. Whether this is your first time using pastels or you could use a refresher, this fundamentals class will get you ready for even more.
In this instructional video, Katie starts with the basics of preparing your pastels for first-time use. You will see how the simple nature of pastels allows you to have fun while learning some important fundamentals for your artistic journey. Get an introduction to the color wheel and how it is used as you make choices in your art. Add to your art skills toolbox by better understanding blending, color theory, gradation, and creating a 3-dimensional object using highlights and shadows.
- Prepare pastels for use
- Color wheel choices, primary and secondary colors
- Applying gradation
- Introduction of blending, shadowing, and highlighting
- Create a 3-dimensional ball
- The use of hairspray “Fixative” to seal the artwork